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Responsible Cat Owner Alert: AAFP Releases Updated Cat Vaccination Guidelines (U.S.) [Oct. 10th, 2013|08:56 pm]
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Originally posted by aviv_b at Responsible Cat Owner Alert: AAFP Releases Updated Cat Vaccination Guidelines (U.S.)
The American Association of Feline Practitioners has released new Vaccination Guidelines, endorsed by the International Society of Feline Medicine.


Full article here:
http://jfm.sagepub.com/content/15/9/785.full.pdf+html
The schedule is more conservative in the types and frequency of vaccinations. For indoor cats see Table 2.

New injection sites are recommended due to vaccine related carcinomas.  You may want to take this with you to discuss with your vet (particularly if they are not a cat-only vet) during your cat's next appointment.


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[User Picture]From: kazoogrrl
2013-10-12 04:13 am (UTC)
Thank you for posting this important information! This summer one of my cats devoloped a vaccine related fibrosarcoma on his upper leg. Thankfully the vet we took him to did aggressive therapy (removed the bands of muscle and didn't do just a lumpectomy) and was able to get clear margins on the tumor. All paws are crossed it doesn't come back but considering we have two other cats and they all get the same vaccinations we are still worrying.
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[User Picture]From: aviv_b
2013-10-12 01:07 pm (UTC)
I hope your kitty is doing well. My old vet never discussed vaccines - new vet is much better about this.
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[User Picture]From: kazoogrrl
2013-10-12 01:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you! He is doing really well so far. He'll always have a "skinny leg" but he's back to chasing his brother and climbing up on things he's not supposed to be on. Pretty normal!
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