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What would happen it you don't give your pet shots..?

If you have pets and not giving them shots, what would happen? Are pets require to get shots regularly or just the required shots. And how many shots are require for cats?

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Tim3211
Pets should get shots. I don't know which shots they're supposed to get regularly. Your pet is vunerable to illnesses, diseases, parasites, etc. You should really take them to the vet and get their shots.

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they probably will get sick all the time like humans we all need shots to fight sickness, germs, diseases etc.

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Hello Yeng, If you don't get shots for your animal,they can get parvo,and this is a killer to animals. You need a rabie shot,and that has to be giving by a license vet.The first rabie shot is for only 1 year. The second shot is for 3 years. They need a once a year health check,and a boost shot once a year,to keep their shots up to date.It depends on how old your cat is before you can figure how many 8 in 1 shots the animal will need. You can call a vet, and they can answer all your question you have.

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than they die

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Shots are very important. What happens without them is not pretty and quite painful - from infection to distemper with seizures, etc. Even if your animal does not go outside, you can carry certain diseases on your clothes and person back to them. There are initial shots that are required and then yearly maintenance shots (rabies, Feline Leukemia, distemper). You should not have to be paying more than $35-50. If cost is a concern, talk with your vet - they want your animal to be healthy too! - Many will make payment arrangements and some will let you volunteer to work off the cost.

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Tim3211
you have to give shots!!!!!!!!!1
if not,bad things,such as parvo---terrible to watch
at least 3----6 weeks one then another 1 month,and another in 1 month

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Cats are to get about six shots before they are a year old. Cats can get rabies then everybody around can get it to.

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they actually might be healthier...no joke I know people who've had children by natural birth at home and never gotten them vaccinated and breast fed them and they grew up to be stronger as bull oxen...don't listen to the crap about needing them, that's what the pharmaceutical industry will tell you when you slip a benjamin...good luck use your head...God did't make that crap

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Tim3211
which shots if its like diasese then its just more volnerable thats it.

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rabies and other evil desises...i think they are required to get shots but im not sure... and i only think that a few shots are required if any...i think they get shots every 6 months and there is no blood or anything and it doesnt seem to hurt them... but definatly give them shots who knows what desises they can get.

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Without the proper vaccinations your pets could become very ill. Parvo,distemper,rabies can kill your pets. By law rabies must be given! At least once a year vaccinations need to be given regardless

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It would leave them at risk of getting a whole bunch of nasty diseases that are absolutely terrible & far more expensive to treat than getting the inexpensive vaccines.

For cats you usually start vaccinating at 6-8 weeks of age when the immunities that they got from their mom is starting to wear off.

Then vaccinate them every 3-4 weeks after that until they are 16 weeks of age. After that it is usually every year they get booster shots.

The type of vaccines a cat might get are:

FVRCP Combo Vaccine: Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia.
FeLV: Feline Leukemia Virus
FIP: Feline Infectious Peritonitis
FIV: Feline Immune Virus (like HIV)
Rabies.

You vet may also want to do a simple blood test to test for FeLV/FIV before giving the vaccines, just make sure that they are free of the disease before vaccinating them.

Your vet may give all or some of these vaccines depending on the type of livestyle your cat is going to have. But it should be tailored to their lifestyle (indoor/outdoor, mutiple cats, etc), so there isn't any "over vaccinating".

It sounds like giving vaccine boosters every year is a lot, but since the average lifespan for a cat is around 20 years and they age quicker than we do, this is the equivalent of boosting a vaccine every 3-5 years.

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What would happen to your children if you never gave them any shots???Are you for real????Use your head man!!!

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Check with animal control in your area. Things are slightly different in different places.

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A kitten should get their entire kitten distemper series which is a series of 2 vaccinations one at 8 weeks and the other at 12 weeks and then receive it's rabies vacciantion sometime after it is 16 weeks of age.
Unless your cat is an outdoor cat there is no reason to get the FeLv or FIV vacciantions.

Once your kitten has received the kitten series it only needs a booster a year from the date of the last vacciantion. After that distemper can be given every 2 years. Rabies needs to be given as per law and yes indoor only cats MUST receive a rabies vacciantion.

If your cat is indoor only you may decide not to give any vaccinations other then rabies as required by law once the one year booster is done. If outdoors or exposed to a lot of cats you may want to continue vaccinating for at least a couple of more times.

If you don't give any vacciantions at all you risk your cat getting very ill and possibly dying..if you don't give rabies and anything happens you could be forced to euthanise your cat.

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than they die

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IN the USA, I believe all states require dogs to have rabies shots. Some require cats to have them. If they don't have documentation for up to date vaccines, and they bite some one, they may be killed to check for rabies and you may be sued. As for the rest, it's up to you, but many vets won't treat an animal if it is injured or do spays and nueters unless all shots are brought up to date.

I hope all readers and answerers will scroll down to Mick's answer and check the sites he recommended. also click on him to go to his page and check the VAS site at the bottom of his bio. I often check people with good answers to see if they say anything about themselves and I am humbled. Thank you Mick.

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I haven't given my cats any shots for the last seven years. They are in their "teens". They are not "free-roaming" cats are there is little to no danger of exposure to other cats or wildlife.

Annual vaccinations have long been deemed the standard of care for cats and many veterinarians have come to reconsider the necessity of such "treatment". You should discuss what vaccinations might be right for your cat with your cat's veterinarian.

The first series of shots for a kitten are absolutely necessary to prevent their getting penleucopenia which is usually fatal for a kitten as is distemper for a puppy.

You can go to www.littlebigcat.com and read Dr. Jean Hovfe's article titled "Vaccination". Dr. Hovfe also has updates on different vaccines in her newsletter archives.

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My cats dont go outside...and, have never had shots...

I believe in feeding the best food...Iams, and, i also give them flax seeds.

by the way, one of my cats died two years ago at the age of 18

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This is not a simple question, especially with regard to cats.

Many American states (not all) require rabies shots for cats, and some counties and localities require them in states that don't have a statewide mandate. Laws vary in other countries. (In some countries like England rabies is not an issue.)

There are some really horrible diseases that cats can get if they aren't vaccinated. However vaccination is a complex medical procedure, much more complex than most people realize, and it has its hazards. For cats the big risk is VAS - Vaccine Associated Sarcoma - cancers (usually fibrosarcoma) with a low survival rate.

There are worse things than cancer; rabies is one, and so is "distemper." But vaccinating a cat for diseases it's not likely to be exposed to introduces an unnecesary cancer risk.

Another factor is that there are diseases that are highly contageous to kittens but difficult to transmit between adults, such as feline leukemia. There are illnesses that can be fatal to kittens but are merely annoying to adults. And not all feline diseases are present in all geographic areas.

If that's not enough to worry about, there are vaccines that work quite well and others that aren't worth swat (The FIV vaccine is one; it's only marginally effective against only the least common of the five known strains of FIV virus) and others that cary a high risk of major side effects (for example, the Lyme disease vaccine was foisted on the veterinary community after it was discontinued for human use because it can cause severe arthritis; it can cause severe arthritis in animals, too.)

So there's no simple answer to what vaccinations a cat needs. You have to consider what diseases the cat might realistically be expected to be exposed to based on kitty's lifestyle and where it lives, how dangerous those diseases are to a cat of your kitty's age, and how effective the vaccine is. An outdoor cat in a rural area where there are a lot of diseases might need a lot of vaccinations. An indoor kitty who lives in an urban high-rise and who will never get outdoors might not need any vaccines at all.

Here are some links you might find interesting:

http://www.vas-awareness.org/

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/brochures/vaccbr.html

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/brochures/vaccsarc.html

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