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Old June 19th 15, 12:52 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Joy
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Does everybody who has indoor-only cats still get them all their shots?

I just got a card saying that Koala will be due for an FVRC-P shot next
month. Neither of my cats even shows an interest in going outside, and
nobody ever brings animals here.

Koala has finally gotten to the point where he trusts me. I'd hate to
destroy that trust by catching him, sticking him in a carrier, and
taking him to the vet. Not only that, I'm not at all sure I could do
it. I'm closer to my 80th birthday than my 79th, and he's very strong.
He also has sharp claws, because I can't cut them. He will sit on my
lap, and he now loves to have me pet him, but I can't pick him up or
hold onto him.

Suggestions?

Joy
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Old June 19th 15, 02:13 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
jmcquown[_2_]
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On 6/18/2015 7:52 PM, Joy wrote:
Does everybody who has indoor-only cats still get them all their shots?

I just got a card saying that Koala will be due for an FVRC-P shot next
month. Neither of my cats even shows an interest in going outside, and
nobody ever brings animals here.

Koala has finally gotten to the point where he trusts me. I'd hate to
destroy that trust by catching him, sticking him in a carrier, and
taking him to the vet. Not only that, I'm not at all sure I could do
it. I'm closer to my 80th birthday than my 79th, and he's very strong.
He also has sharp claws, because I can't cut them. He will sit on my
lap, and he now loves to have me pet him, but I can't pick him up or
hold onto him.

Suggestions?

Joy


I just adopted Buffy so I have no idea about her shot/vet records. I
plan to take her to the vet in the next month just for a general
check-up. But I won't be getting her vaccinated.

I really don't think vaccinations are necessary for cats that are not
exposed to any sort of outdoor or unfamiliar pets/animals. Of course
I'm not a vet, this is purely opinion.

I do know Persia's vet didn't insist on shots in the last few years of
her life. Some shots are mandated, depends on the State. Rabies shots
are required here in SC. But again, Persia's vet never insisted upon it
until she had to be boarded. She knew Persia was an indoor cat and
wasn't going to be exposed. It will be the same situation with Buffy.

Have a talk with the vet. Explain the situation. Is there any way they
could come to you if they absolutely have to?

Jill
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Old June 19th 15, 02:32 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Larry Stark
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On Thu, 18 Jun 2015 21:13:29 -0400, jmcquown
wrote:

On 6/18/2015 7:52 PM, Joy wrote:
Does everybody who has indoor-only cats still get them all their shots?

I just got a card saying that Koala will be due for an FVRC-P shot next
month. Neither of my cats even shows an interest in going outside, and
nobody ever brings animals here.

Koala has finally gotten to the point where he trusts me. I'd hate to
destroy that trust by catching him, sticking him in a carrier, and
taking him to the vet. Not only that, I'm not at all sure I could do
it. I'm closer to my 80th birthday than my 79th, and he's very strong.
He also has sharp claws, because I can't cut them. He will sit on my
lap, and he now loves to have me pet him, but I can't pick him up or
hold onto him.

Suggestions?

Joy


I just adopted Buffy so I have no idea about her shot/vet records. I
plan to take her to the vet in the next month just for a general
check-up. But I won't be getting her vaccinated.

I really don't think vaccinations are necessary for cats that are not
exposed to any sort of outdoor or unfamiliar pets/animals. Of course
I'm not a vet, this is purely opinion.

I do know Persia's vet didn't insist on shots in the last few years of
her life. Some shots are mandated, depends on the State. Rabies shots
are required here in SC. But again, Persia's vet never insisted upon it
until she had to be boarded. She knew Persia was an indoor cat and
wasn't going to be exposed. It will be the same situation with Buffy.

Have a talk with the vet. Explain the situation. Is there any way they
could come to you if they absolutely have to?

Jill


The vet I go to for mine just gives rabies and distemper if indoor
only. The wife's vet gives hers every shot she can it seems even
though they are strictly indoors.


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Old June 19th 15, 04:36 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
JJ[_2_]
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"Larry Stark" wrote in message
...
On Thu, 18 Jun 2015 21:13:29 -0400, jmcquown
wrote:

On 6/18/2015 7:52 PM, Joy wrote:
Does everybody who has indoor-only cats still get them all their shots?

I just got a card saying that Koala will be due for an FVRC-P shot next
month. Neither of my cats even shows an interest in going outside, and
nobody ever brings animals here.

Koala has finally gotten to the point where he trusts me. I'd hate to
destroy that trust by catching him, sticking him in a carrier, and
taking him to the vet. Not only that, I'm not at all sure I could do
it. I'm closer to my 80th birthday than my 79th, and he's very strong.
He also has sharp claws, because I can't cut them. He will sit on my
lap, and he now loves to have me pet him, but I can't pick him up or
hold onto him.

Suggestions?

Joy


I just adopted Buffy so I have no idea about her shot/vet records. I
plan to take her to the vet in the next month just for a general
check-up. But I won't be getting her vaccinated.

I really don't think vaccinations are necessary for cats that are not
exposed to any sort of outdoor or unfamiliar pets/animals. Of course
I'm not a vet, this is purely opinion.

I do know Persia's vet didn't insist on shots in the last few years of
her life. Some shots are mandated, depends on the State. Rabies shots
are required here in SC. But again, Persia's vet never insisted upon it
until she had to be boarded. She knew Persia was an indoor cat and
wasn't going to be exposed. It will be the same situation with Buffy.

Have a talk with the vet. Explain the situation. Is there any way they
could come to you if they absolutely have to?

Jill


The vet I go to for mine just gives rabies and distemper if indoor
only. The wife's vet gives hers every shot she can it seems even
though they are strictly indoors.



Our vet does the same (rabies and distemper only). Both our cats are indoor
only. When I asked him about anti-flea meds, he told me he sells it to
people who insist, but that I'd be wasting my money.

Jay




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Old June 19th 15, 06:57 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
jmcquown[_2_]
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On 6/19/2015 11:36 AM, JJ wrote:
"Larry Stark" wrote in message
...
On Thu, 18 Jun 2015 21:13:29 -0400, jmcquown
wrote:

On 6/18/2015 7:52 PM, Joy wrote:
Does everybody who has indoor-only cats still get them all their shots?

I just got a card saying that Koala will be due for an FVRC-P shot next
month. Neither of my cats even shows an interest in going outside, and
nobody ever brings animals here.

Koala has finally gotten to the point where he trusts me. I'd hate to
destroy that trust by catching him, sticking him in a carrier, and
taking him to the vet. Not only that, I'm not at all sure I could do
it. I'm closer to my 80th birthday than my 79th, and he's very strong.
He also has sharp claws, because I can't cut them. He will sit on my
lap, and he now loves to have me pet him, but I can't pick him up or
hold onto him.

Suggestions?

Joy

I just adopted Buffy so I have no idea about her shot/vet records. I
plan to take her to the vet in the next month just for a general
check-up. But I won't be getting her vaccinated.

I really don't think vaccinations are necessary for cats that are not
exposed to any sort of outdoor or unfamiliar pets/animals. Of course
I'm not a vet, this is purely opinion.

I do know Persia's vet didn't insist on shots in the last few years of
her life. Some shots are mandated, depends on the State. Rabies shots
are required here in SC. But again, Persia's vet never insisted upon it
until she had to be boarded. She knew Persia was an indoor cat and
wasn't going to be exposed. It will be the same situation with Buffy.

Have a talk with the vet. Explain the situation. Is there any way they
could come to you if they absolutely have to?

Jill


The vet I go to for mine just gives rabies and distemper if indoor
only. The wife's vet gives hers every shot she can it seems even
though they are strictly indoors.



Our vet does the same (rabies and distemper only). Both our cats are indoor
only. When I asked him about anti-flea meds, he told me he sells it to
people who insist, but that I'd be wasting my money.

Jay

I agree with that assessment. Unless you somehow track fleas in on your
clothing there is no reason to treat indoor cats for fleas. Waste of money.

Jill
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Old June 19th 15, 08:01 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Joy
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On 6/19/2015 6:32 AM, Larry Stark wrote:
On Thu, 18 Jun 2015 21:13:29 -0400, jmcquown
wrote:

On 6/18/2015 7:52 PM, Joy wrote:
Does everybody who has indoor-only cats still get them all their shots?

I just got a card saying that Koala will be due for an FVRC-P shot next
month. Neither of my cats even shows an interest in going outside, and
nobody ever brings animals here.

Koala has finally gotten to the point where he trusts me. I'd hate to
destroy that trust by catching him, sticking him in a carrier, and
taking him to the vet. Not only that, I'm not at all sure I could do
it. I'm closer to my 80th birthday than my 79th, and he's very strong.
He also has sharp claws, because I can't cut them. He will sit on my
lap, and he now loves to have me pet him, but I can't pick him up or
hold onto him.

Suggestions?

Joy


I just adopted Buffy so I have no idea about her shot/vet records. I
plan to take her to the vet in the next month just for a general
check-up. But I won't be getting her vaccinated.

I really don't think vaccinations are necessary for cats that are not
exposed to any sort of outdoor or unfamiliar pets/animals. Of course
I'm not a vet, this is purely opinion.

I do know Persia's vet didn't insist on shots in the last few years of
her life. Some shots are mandated, depends on the State. Rabies shots
are required here in SC. But again, Persia's vet never insisted upon it
until she had to be boarded. She knew Persia was an indoor cat and
wasn't going to be exposed. It will be the same situation with Buffy.

Have a talk with the vet. Explain the situation. Is there any way they
could come to you if they absolutely have to?

Jill


The vet I go to for mine just gives rabies and distemper if indoor
only. The wife's vet gives hers every shot she can it seems even
though they are strictly indoors.


Thanks to both of you for your input. (For some reason, I didn't see
Jill's original post.) My vet is like your wife's vet. I'm glad to
know there are vets who don't insist on all the shots for indoor only cats.

Joy



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Old June 19th 15, 08:02 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Joy
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On 6/19/2015 8:36 AM, JJ wrote:
"Larry Stark" wrote in message
...
On Thu, 18 Jun 2015 21:13:29 -0400, jmcquown
wrote:

On 6/18/2015 7:52 PM, Joy wrote:
Does everybody who has indoor-only cats still get them all their shots?

I just got a card saying that Koala will be due for an FVRC-P shot next
month. Neither of my cats even shows an interest in going outside, and
nobody ever brings animals here.

Koala has finally gotten to the point where he trusts me. I'd hate to
destroy that trust by catching him, sticking him in a carrier, and
taking him to the vet. Not only that, I'm not at all sure I could do
it. I'm closer to my 80th birthday than my 79th, and he's very strong.
He also has sharp claws, because I can't cut them. He will sit on my
lap, and he now loves to have me pet him, but I can't pick him up or
hold onto him.

Suggestions?

Joy

I just adopted Buffy so I have no idea about her shot/vet records. I
plan to take her to the vet in the next month just for a general
check-up. But I won't be getting her vaccinated.

I really don't think vaccinations are necessary for cats that are not
exposed to any sort of outdoor or unfamiliar pets/animals. Of course
I'm not a vet, this is purely opinion.

I do know Persia's vet didn't insist on shots in the last few years of
her life. Some shots are mandated, depends on the State. Rabies shots
are required here in SC. But again, Persia's vet never insisted upon it
until she had to be boarded. She knew Persia was an indoor cat and
wasn't going to be exposed. It will be the same situation with Buffy.

Have a talk with the vet. Explain the situation. Is there any way they
could come to you if they absolutely have to?

Jill


The vet I go to for mine just gives rabies and distemper if indoor
only. The wife's vet gives hers every shot she can it seems even
though they are strictly indoors.



Our vet does the same (rabies and distemper only). Both our cats are indoor
only. When I asked him about anti-flea meds, he told me he sells it to
people who insist, but that I'd be wasting my money.

Jay


I like your vet. Mine has a flea phobia, so she pushes the flea meds.

Joy
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Old June 19th 15, 08:24 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
JJ[_2_]
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"Joy" wrote in message
...
On 6/19/2015 8:36 AM, JJ wrote:
"Larry Stark" wrote in message
...
On Thu, 18 Jun 2015 21:13:29 -0400, jmcquown
wrote:

On 6/18/2015 7:52 PM, Joy wrote:
Does everybody who has indoor-only cats still get them all their
shots?

I just got a card saying that Koala will be due for an FVRC-P shot
next
month. Neither of my cats even shows an interest in going outside,
and
nobody ever brings animals here.

Koala has finally gotten to the point where he trusts me. I'd hate to
destroy that trust by catching him, sticking him in a carrier, and
taking him to the vet. Not only that, I'm not at all sure I could do
it. I'm closer to my 80th birthday than my 79th, and he's very
strong.
He also has sharp claws, because I can't cut them. He will sit on
my
lap, and he now loves to have me pet him, but I can't pick him up or
hold onto him.

Suggestions?

Joy

I just adopted Buffy so I have no idea about her shot/vet records. I
plan to take her to the vet in the next month just for a general
check-up. But I won't be getting her vaccinated.

I really don't think vaccinations are necessary for cats that are not
exposed to any sort of outdoor or unfamiliar pets/animals. Of course
I'm not a vet, this is purely opinion.

I do know Persia's vet didn't insist on shots in the last few years of
her life. Some shots are mandated, depends on the State. Rabies shots
are required here in SC. But again, Persia's vet never insisted upon
it
until she had to be boarded. She knew Persia was an indoor cat and
wasn't going to be exposed. It will be the same situation with Buffy.

Have a talk with the vet. Explain the situation. Is there any way
they
could come to you if they absolutely have to?

Jill

The vet I go to for mine just gives rabies and distemper if indoor
only. The wife's vet gives hers every shot she can it seems even
though they are strictly indoors.



Our vet does the same (rabies and distemper only). Both our cats are
indoor
only. When I asked him about anti-flea meds, he told me he sells it to
people who insist, but that I'd be wasting my money.

Jay


I like your vet. Mine has a flea phobia, so she pushes the flea meds.

Joy



My vet told me he might think differently if we lived in Florida, which is
very hot and humid. But living in NJ, he says, and indoor cats yet, how are
they going to get fleas?

Jay





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Old June 19th 15, 09:00 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Joy
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On 6/19/2015 12:24 PM, JJ wrote:
"Joy" wrote in message
...
On 6/19/2015 8:36 AM, JJ wrote:
"Larry Stark" wrote in message
...
On Thu, 18 Jun 2015 21:13:29 -0400, jmcquown
wrote:

On 6/18/2015 7:52 PM, Joy wrote:
Does everybody who has indoor-only cats still get them all their
shots?

I just got a card saying that Koala will be due for an FVRC-P shot
next
month. Neither of my cats even shows an interest in going outside,
and
nobody ever brings animals here.

Koala has finally gotten to the point where he trusts me. I'd hate to
destroy that trust by catching him, sticking him in a carrier, and
taking him to the vet. Not only that, I'm not at all sure I could do
it. I'm closer to my 80th birthday than my 79th, and he's very
strong.
He also has sharp claws, because I can't cut them. He will sit on
my
lap, and he now loves to have me pet him, but I can't pick him up or
hold onto him.

Suggestions?

Joy

I just adopted Buffy so I have no idea about her shot/vet records. I
plan to take her to the vet in the next month just for a general
check-up. But I won't be getting her vaccinated.

I really don't think vaccinations are necessary for cats that are not
exposed to any sort of outdoor or unfamiliar pets/animals. Of course
I'm not a vet, this is purely opinion.

I do know Persia's vet didn't insist on shots in the last few years of
her life. Some shots are mandated, depends on the State. Rabies shots
are required here in SC. But again, Persia's vet never insisted upon
it
until she had to be boarded. She knew Persia was an indoor cat and
wasn't going to be exposed. It will be the same situation with Buffy.

Have a talk with the vet. Explain the situation. Is there any way
they
could come to you if they absolutely have to?

Jill

The vet I go to for mine just gives rabies and distemper if indoor
only. The wife's vet gives hers every shot she can it seems even
though they are strictly indoors.



Our vet does the same (rabies and distemper only). Both our cats are
indoor
only. When I asked him about anti-flea meds, he told me he sells it to
people who insist, but that I'd be wasting my money.

Jay


I like your vet. Mine has a flea phobia, so she pushes the flea meds.

Joy



My vet told me he might think differently if we lived in Florida, which is
very hot and humid. But living in NJ, he says, and indoor cats yet, how are
they going to get fleas?

Jay


Exactly. I'm in Southern California. I used to have to take my
indoor-outdoor cats for a flea bath while I had the house exterminated
about once a year. Then Frontline and Advantage came along, and I
didn't have to do that any more. Now I have indoor only cats, I don't
even need the Frontline or whatever.

Joy
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Old June 19th 15, 11:04 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque)
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Joy wrote:
Does everybody who has indoor-only cats still get them all their shots?

I just got a card saying that Koala will be due for an FVRC-P shot next
month. Neither of my cats even shows an interest in going outside, and
nobody ever brings animals here.


The retirement residence where I live REQUIRES vaccinations, even though
the terms of our residence include that we keep them indoors. (Even
indoors, you've no guarantee your home is 100% flea-proof, and some
diseases are carried by mosquitoes, too.)


Koala has finally gotten to the point where he trusts me. I'd hate to
destroy that trust by catching him, sticking him in a carrier, and
taking him to the vet. Not only that, I'm not at all sure I could do
it. I'm closer to my 80th birthday than my 79th, and he's very strong.
He also has sharp claws, because I can't cut them. He will sit on my
lap, and he now loves to have me pet him, but I can't pick him up or
hold onto him.


Suggestions?


Does your vet make house-calls? Mine does, although it's expensive.
(There are usually two of them, so they can manage an unwilling cat.)
Since I had to give up driving, I have no transportation, so I don't
know what I'd do if they did not.
 




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