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

    The American Association of Feline Practitioners released its latest vaccination guidelines in the September 2013 Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. Its prior report in 2006 recommended that only certain vaccines should be considered necessary for all cats and that a number of others should be given based on the cat’s lifestyle and general health. …

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

    I love veterinary conventions because they combine two of my favorite things: learning and travel. I recently returned from the Pacific Veterinary Conference in Long Beach, California. I attended many interesting lectures, but one experience really stood out from the others. I submitted my blood for a rabies titer. First, rabies is an occupational risk …

  • Can Vaccines Cause Cat Cancer?

    Worried about your cat developing a sarcoma from her annual shots? Here's the latest science.

  • Get to Know Your Vet

    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 some require one or more specialty …

  • Cat Vaccinations Questions

    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 booster shots at set intervals, to extend the protection of vaccines received as a …

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