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Feature July 2015 Issue

What are Vaccination Protocols for Cats?

Indoor-only cats generally require fewer vaccines, but indoor-outdoor cats should receive all the core vaccines and some or all of the non-core vaccines.

What are Vaccination Protocols for Cats?

How frequently should your cat be inoculated — and against which diseases? The decision is made based on the needs of the individual cat.

A few decades ago, recommendations regarding feline vaccinations were relatively simple. Veterinarians generally agreed that all domestic cats should be inoculated annually with a number of vaccines. In recent years, however, the issue has become far more complicated — and in some respects, more controversial.

Back in the early 1990s, only four or five vaccines were available; today, no fewer than 10 vaccines have proven to be generally effective in providing a cat with immunity against…

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