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Best Answer DrMark1961 says
Thank you DrMark; that is so great to know. Although I am kittenless right now I will be getting another one as soon as I can and I want to make sure I do everything right!
Just a reminder that rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats and ferrets are required by law in the U.S., even for indoor cats, although a veterinarian can grant an exemption for medical reasons in certain cases.
Good point Bob. I think those laws are out of date. That leads to another question: when is it okay to go against bad/out of date laws? The town where my father lived still has laws requiring hitching posts be placed in front of every store!!!
Unfortunately, we, the great unwashed, cannot pick and choose which laws we wish to ignore. Only mayors, governors and presidents apparently can do that, as they selectively enforce the laws they like and disregard the ones they don't. Oath means 0
Actually where I live there are no laws or rules for cats and it use to be a real problem but thankfully the years have cleared out the neighborhood of unclaimed strays and I feel much better not having them hiding everywhere carrying God knows what!
You might double check your laws, Jackie. As far as I know, Hawaii is the only state that doesn't have rabies requirements other than for animals over 90 days old entering the state.
Believe me I found out trying to get rid of mass that seemed to just be breeding & I am pretty sure who they belonged to but could do nothing about it because there's no rules for cats; only dogs & not enough there; they do have to have shots
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Bob Bamberg says
Wow; I never even heard of those Bob! My kitten that died was tested for some disease but she didn't have it & she was probably not more than 3 or 4 weeks but I did wonder if cat is all alone do they need certain ones and not rabies one surely?
Most vets won't give rabies until the kitten is 12 weeks old because their maternal immunity attacks the vaccine. That immunity is pretty much gone by their 12th week.
But if they are never allowed outside and according to DrMark can cause cancer, why get it for them. Rabies vac that is.
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