Yes, I know that but the dim wits who make the Animal Control laws in Texas 
refuse to recognize it. A titer costs a whole lot of $$$ for that reason and 
I'm not sure the authorities would even recognize it as sufficient.  The vets 
make money on the vaccinations every year.  Why should they stop a good cash 
cow (or cat)?

Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty neighbors 

 From: Kathryn Hargreaves <>
Sent: Sunday, October 7, 2012 12:58 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Vaccinations

Can you get a titer instead of vaxing for rabies each (three) year(s) or does 
your law not allow that?

Also, I'm sure you know that 1-year and 3-year rabies vax are the same contents 
with different labels.   And that experiments have shown the rabies vax lasts 
at least 7 years, if not for life.

On Sat, Oct 6, 2012 at 1:04 PM, Lee Evans <> wrote:

This is just an opinion stemming from a human experience with vaccinations.  I 
almost died from the whooping cough vaccination when I was 9 years old.  Again, 
when the Salk vaccine came out, my father, a physician gave me the anti-polio 
vaccination.  Now, I do approve of polio vaccinations since it's such a dread 
disease and the vaccination did almost completely wipe it out in the USA. 
However, the vaccine contained an error and some of the virus was not killed. I 
got a mild case of polio and have had some minor nerve damage on my right side 
ever since.  It doesn't improve with age, either.  So I do NOT vaccinate my 
cats.  Not with FeLv or FIV or anything but rabies (it's the law).  I do have 
to vaccinate with the FVRCP vaccine when I know that one of my rescues will be 
going for adoption though.  But I never vaccinate for leukemia.  If you have 
kittens who need the FVRCP for adoption, then you do it.  But if you are 
keeping them, I would
 advise not to do it.  And try not to get them vaccinated at the time that you 
are getting the spay/neuter operation for a cat or dog.  No medical doctor ever 
gives a human patient a vaccination before surgery.  It's terribly dangerous 
and I really resent vets who do that to people's pets.  However, sometimes you 
need to get the rabies shot at the time of s/n surgery because you are using a 
low cost clinic and you have a feral cat who can't be trapped twice. So you 
have to do both at the same time. But ferals who are outside don't really need 
any other vaccination once they are neutered/spayed.I also really resent the 
new FIV vaccination that turns negative cats positive on tests and jeopardizes 
their lives should they get lost and then tested by the person who finds them.
>Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty 
>neighbors too!

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