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Old July 13th 08, 12:25 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Victor Martinez
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John F. Eldredge wrote:
Bats are a fairly common vector for rabies, so some degree of threat is
still present, unless you have netting that would prevent a bat from
getting into the enclosure. Also, mice have been known to carry rabies,


That's one of the reasons our crew still gets their rabies shot once
every 3 years.

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Old July 13th 08, 01:17 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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"Victor Martinez" wrote in message
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John F. Eldredge wrote:
Bats are a fairly common vector for rabies, so some degree of
threat is still present, unless you have netting that would prevent
a bat from getting into the enclosure. Also, mice have been known
to carry rabies,


That's one of the reasons our crew still gets their rabies shot once
every 3 years.


Another good reason, if you ever have a rabies problem where you live.
We are not required to get rabies shots for our cats here. But if
there is a rabies scare, and we have one every few years, then cats
can pretty quickly get stuck in quarantine if they haven't had the
shots. That gets expensive.

I remember one time some friends of mine took up a collection to get a
couple of feral cats by their office into quarantine so they wouldn't
be put down. Someone kept them when they were released.

Jo


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Old July 13th 08, 04:25 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Jofirey wrote:
Another good reason, if you ever have a rabies problem where you live.


Well, we have bats here in Austin, lots of them:
http://www.batcon.org/home/index.asp?idPage=122

Plus, regular visitors to our garden include armadillos, skunks,
opossums and racoons. All potential rabies carriers.

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Old July 13th 08, 11:51 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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"Jofirey" wrote in message
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Another good reason, if you ever have a rabies problem where you live. We
are not required to get rabies shots for our cats here. But if there is a
rabies scare, and we have one every few years, then cats can pretty
quickly get stuck in quarantine if they haven't had the shots. That gets
expensive.


North Carolina IS a rabies problem. We've had just about every possible
animal come up with rabies including, deer, beavers, raccoons, bats, cats,
dogs, mice, and skunks. I've heard rumors of rabid cows, horses, and
everything else. I don't believe in the rabid chicken, however. Anyway,
the state accepts either the yearly or every three year vaccines, with the
emphasis on getting those animals their shots. It is the only major shot
that I insist on for the owners.

Pam S.

Question: considering the owners only go out into the enclosure (kitty
gaol) and are inside the rest of the time, what shots should they have? TED
wants them vaccinated against everything but the kitchen sink. They get
Revolution flea, tick, heartworm, etc. each month and their rabies shots.
Do they need more?


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Old July 15th 08, 10:51 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Sherry wrote:
Orion has a vax-associated sarcoma which has mestasized.
He is now doing really well, but losing weight slowly and steadily.
I would really urge anyone to research, and weigh carefully the risks
involved, and
the various types of rabies vax available. Rabies *is* a horrible
disease, but honestly, a housecat doesn't have a big risk factor.
Biskit does not get a rabies vax, because she never sticks her head
outside, and Yoda doesn't get one because the last one, in 2000,
nearly killed him. I know it's the law, but Yoda will
never get another rabies vaccination. And like you said, the rabies
titre lasts much longer than it is labeled. I used to be almost
fanatical about getting vaccinations, the full protection available,
*exactly* on the month they were due. I'm not so much
anymore, and I dread vaccinations when Boots and Frank and Wozzy go
in. AFter
the ordeal with Yoda, it's sure not a routine thing. I worry myself
sick about it every time.
Sherry



I'm so very sorry.
Lots of purrs,
Polonca and Soncek
 




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