yea i think it is too bad no one posted you back.
I have 6 cats and they are driving me crazy, refer to the pissing wars post.
I have not got the money to take cats to the vet unless they are sick. Even then, at this time, there is not much I can do.
However, if i could afford it I would take them in for shots as needed.
I have 2 strays that adopted me and i think they all need wormed, which is getting done this week.
My mother in law had cats out on her former residence on a farm. She did not take them to the vet and they did pretty good most of the time.
what I dont understand is a vet yelling at you. I would not see that vet again and shop around for a vet that understands your needs as a pet owner and is willing to work with you. I have one that is kind of expensive, but she gives me the information I need to do what I can for my animals. that is most important, she does not make me feel that if i can not do all the things medically needed that i am not a good pet owner.