Vaccinations

  • Coming in 2014 to a Vet Near You: Tail Vaccinations

    Coming in 2014 to a Vet Near You: Tail Vaccinations

    Jan 14, 2014 — Vaccine injections have been linked to aggressive sarcomas in cats, leading to horrible limb amputations. That could end soon.

  • Responsible Cat Owner Alert: AAFP Releases Updated Cat Vaccination Guidelines

    Responsible Cat Owner Alert: AAFP Releases Updated Cat Vaccination Guidelines

    Sep 16, 2013 — Seven years after its earlier report suggested a more careful approach to cat vaccination, the new guidelines are even more conservative.

  • What Are Titers? Can They Show What Vaccinations a Cat Needs?

    What Are Titers? Can They Show What Vaccinations a Cat Needs?

    Jul 2, 2013 — Some say antibody titers can determine whether a cat needs certain vaccines. What's the truth?

  • Can Vaccines Cause Cat Cancer?

    Can Vaccines Cause Cat Cancer?

    Oct 3, 2012 — Worried about your cat developing a sarcoma from her annual shots? Here's the latest science.

  • Vet Checklist: Your Cat's First Visit

    Vet Checklist: Your Cat's First Visit

    May 17, 2010 — One of our responsibilities as cat owners is making sure our pets are kept healthy. Keeping up with vaccinations and vet check-ups are crucial to your pet's well-being. Below is a checklist of what you might want to keep in mind when choosing and...

  • Cat Vaccination Guide

    Cat Vaccination Guide

    May 11, 2010 — Feline vaccines are easily the most contentious subject in veterinary medicine. So we consulted with Catster vet Dr. Eric Barchas, DVM to find the simplest vaccination guide veterinarians can agree on. According to Dr. Barchas, all cats - indoor and...

  • Nine Signs You Need to Take Your Cat to the Vet

    Nine Signs You Need to Take Your Cat to the Vet

    May 10, 2010 — "My cat is having X, Y, and Z symptoms, but I can't decide if I should take him to the vet." Most experienced cat caretakers have heard hundreds, if not thousands, of variations on this question. Here are nine indications of a medical emergency. If...

  • When Should I Spay or Neuter My Cat?

    When Should I Spay or Neuter My Cat?

    Dec 3, 2009 — All cats and kittens should be either spayed or neutered unless the owner is in the business of raising purebred cats. The days of letting the family cat have a litter of kittens so that kids could observe the miracle of birth are long gone. Animal...

  • Cat Vaccinations Questions

    Cat Vaccinations Questions

    Dec 2, 2009 — The earliest veterinary care your kitten receives is likely to be related to pet vaccines. Kitten vaccinations should begin around eight weeks of age, and are usually given in three rounds about three or four weeks apart. Older cats may require...

  • Get to Know Your Vet

    Get to Know Your Vet

    Dec 2, 2009 — Choosing a vet is one of the most important decisions a cat owner makes. There are a number of things to keep in mind when choosing a veterinary care center and finding the best vet (or vets) for your pet. Every cat needs a good general care vet and...

  • How Should I Choose a Vet?

    How Should I Choose a Vet?

    Dec 2, 2009 — Most people like to choose a vet or pet clinic that is close to their home. Not only does this make it more convenient, but it is also important to have a vet or animal hospital nearby should your cat experience a medical emergency. Most cats don't...