Vaccination for Cats

My latest video from SkeptVetTV covering vaccine recommendations for cats. Below are some resources for further information.

American Academy of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) Vaccination Guidelines

World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Vaccination Guidelines

AAFP Guidelines for Feline Injection-Site Sarcoma (FISS)

Vaccine-associated feline sarcoma: current perspectives.

Feline Injection Site Sarcomas: Data from Switzerland 2009-2014.

The incidence of feline injection site sarcomas in the United Kingdom.

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3 Responses to Vaccination for Cats

  1. v.t. says:

    Great video, skeptvet, that last mention was priceless 🙂
    (scary stuff on the net)

    I do have a question…. If a cat is ill with calicivirus, isn’t vaccination at the time rather contraindicated, given the (mostly) severe symptoms? I’ve always thought that vaccines should not be given to ill cats (or dogs).

  2. skeptvet says:

    That’s correct. The vaccines are intended to reduce symptoms by stimulating protective mechanisms, and they can benefit cats who have bot been infected and cats who are carrying latent infections, but they should not be given to cats having active outbreaks with symptoms because they would provide no unfit (the infection is already stimulating the immune system, the hard way).

  3. v.t. says:

    Ha, I *thought* I had heard you correctly in your video, thanks for confirming!

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