|Purred: Sun Mar 25, '07 7:03am PST |
|Your vet sounds like a good vet who keeps up to date on things. The adjuvant (or carrier) in the 3-year rabies vaccine has been linked to Vaccine Associated Sarcoma (VAS). Most vets today still administer the 3 year vaccine but the latest recommendations are to give the shot every 3 years, not every year as they have done in the past. The rabies vaccination should be administered on the right rear leg only, not on the scruff as done in the past.
The one year rabies vaccine is called Purevax and is made by Merial and your cat will need to be vaccinated every year. It is a recombinant vaccine and does not have the adjuvant that has caused VAS in cats, although there can still be reactions to the vaccine itself. If you want to use this vaccine for your cat, you may have to ask your vet to order it because it is more expensive.
I have serious reservations about rabies vaccinations. My cats are almost 11 years old and indoor cats only. I discussed the rabies vaccination issues with my vet and we agreed that my cats do not need to get the rabies vaccination. This is possible where I live but in some parts of the US your vet will not agree with this.
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