Re: Bella's Visit with a New Vet

2006-05-15 Thread Jennifer Ross
Interesting that Mississippi requires rabies annually-- PA and CT (the 2 states where I have had cats) only requires every 3 years for rabies. My vets have always stuck to that, but recommended annual distemper (?sp) and leukemia (a lot of good that annual leukemia shot did Allie!)Ashleigh Smith

Re: Bella's Visit with a New Vet

2006-05-15 Thread wendy
Ashleigh, I'm so glad you took Bella to another vet and it sounds like you found a great one. I wonder if we have a holistic veterinarian here in Dallas? I'm glad Bella got such a great prognosis and I hope that she will fight this virus off soon! Please keep us posted on her progress and

Re: Bella's Visit with a New Vet - (vaccination)

2006-05-15 Thread Nina
There are two different rabies vaccines, one is good for 3 years and another is an annual shot. Don't get me started on the whole over-vaccination thing. I've got an IBD girl who almost died because of over-vaccination. There's just no reason to keep pumping our babies with poison, except

Re: Bella's Visit with a New Vet - (vaccination)

2006-05-15 Thread Ashleigh Smith
I'm with you, Nina. I had a cat actually DIE from over-vaccination. He got a vaccine-induced fibrosarcoma on his neck. We had surgery done on him, but the cancer returned. He went downhill very fast. I'm glad my new vet says that every three years is perfectly fine :-)~AshleighNina [EMAIL

Re: Bella's Visit with a New Vet - (vaccination)

2006-05-15 Thread Rachel Martineau
There aren't actually two different vaccines, just different protocols. Some states require annual vaccinations, some require only every 3 years. Some studies have shown that the rabies vaccines may have up to a 7 year immunization value. Scary to think how over-vaccinated some pets are actually

Bella's Visit with a New Vet

2006-05-13 Thread Ashleigh Smith
I took Bella to see a holistic veterinarian today to discuss FeLV treatments. I liked him immediately, and he was very knowledgable about the importance of a good diet. (Every other vet. I've ever been to hawks corn-based foods in their office as the best choice, but this guy has analyzed

Re: Bella's Visit with a New Vet

2006-05-13 Thread Lance
Thanks for keeping us informed, Ashleigh. The holistic vet that you're seeing sounds like a good one. Because my allopathic vet voted down the Mega C, I'm going to start taking Ember to a holistic vet, in addition to the allopathic vet, who I do like very much. Interesting that the

Re: Bella's Visit with a New Vet

2006-05-13 Thread Ashleigh Smith
You know, it really makes me downright angry to think of how much the traditional vets are doing a disservice to their patients by hawking Hill's products. I cannot recall the source at all, but I remember reading something about them getting some sort of benefit from the company for selling their

Re: Bella's Visit with a New Vet

2006-05-13 Thread Barb Moermond
Ashleigh,He sounds absolutely fabulous:) and it's great that she's so healthy. Keep up the good work!!!Ashleigh Smith [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I took Bella to see a holistic veterinarian today to discuss FeLV treatments. I liked him immediately, and he was very knowledgable about the importance of

Re: Bella's Visit with a New Vet

2006-05-13 Thread TatorBunz
Vets get a % of the food cost and it is what they feed cats while they are in school to become Vets. It is total garbage my Vets thank god don't suggest it.They said when their in Veterinary School it is what all cats are fed. It's free There are other reasons of why when I remember I will