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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-27-2006, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Necessary shots for indoor cats?

Hey guys, my 2 kitties are going to need to get their yearly vet visit pretty soon and I was wondering if shots are really necessary for animals that stay indoors 24/7. (Of course I would get the cats rabies shots at least since that is required by law.) We do have a dog, and she goes with us everywhere, so I'm wondering if she might carry with her a disease or something that the cats could get? Also sometimes neighborhood cats come up to our screen door (which the cats like to sit in front of) so they could possibly interact a little bit, but through a screen. Maybe I'm just being paranoid with that one

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My Kitties were on a 3 year program, both indoor kitties.
But they did go to the Vet and to the groomers every once and a while. Both places have other cats, so they could get sick from either places.
Also it's better safe then sorry, sometimes indoor cats do make their way outside, one of mine did
Better safe then sorry i feel.


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I'd get all the regular shots if they are coming with contact even through a screendoor... plus, young cats especially find ways to get out when they really want to.


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I get my indoor only cat all her shots, you just never know and I never ever want to take the chance

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I agree with everyone else... Better be safe that sorry and you never know when one can accidently get out. I had one of mine accidently get out when she lunged at a bug throught the screen and the screen came out. She had NEVER been out and was terrified!


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I would never go with less than the full course of shots. Would you do less for a child? All it takes is one "oops" and your kitty could end up very sick and dying.


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