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Re: Re: Re: cats teeth and other ways to spend our money


Kitty - I do the Revolution for Sugar which is fleas, heartworm, 2 kinds
of intestinal worms, ear mites - everything. I believe heartworm is a
bigger problem in Southern climes. Cats do get it here. There's a kill
or cure treatment, but it's not fun. Best to prevent it obviously!


Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Kitty
Sent: 6/13/2004 3:19:45 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] cats teeth and other ways to spend our money

> Thanks, Libby.  My vet is usually on top what's new and useful.  It's

> possible he didn't mention the 3yr rabies shot either because he isn't

> confident in it or because he had already heaped so many new advancements on

> me last year (vac for FIV, FeLuk, and Bartonelosis) that he isn't going to

> suggest it to me until I have a job.

> 

> He and I have discussed the vaccine/cancer connection theories and he would

> not vaccinate my cats regularly if they didn't go outdoors.  But he feels

> their defenses need to be maintained as they are out every day and in

> contact with who-knows-what.  He feels it is better to protect them with the

> vaccines in their case.  This is also why I get them the FIP shot which is

> not an automatic vaccination like rabies.  When you weigh the options

> against their way of life, I think not vaccinating them regularly would be a

> greater risk against all these diseases versus protecting them against the

> possibility of cancer.

> 

> The only thing I'm guilty of not getting for them is the heartworm

> protection.  If they get heartworm, there is no cure for cats; it is fatal.

> It's not nearly as common though, as it is in dogs.  I may look into it

> again.  If it can be done together with the Program (flea) injection, I may

> opt for it.  But there is no way I am giving a daily or weekly pill to five

> cats.  Anyone else here protect their cat from heartworm?  Any opinions on

> it?

> 

> Kitty

> 

> ----- Original Message ----- 

> From: "Libby Valentine" <L_Valentine@adelphia.net>

> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>

> Sent: Sunday, June 13, 2004 2:10 PM

> Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] cats teeth and other ways to spend our money

> 

> 

> > According to my vets, the newest rabies vaccine is good for 3 years,

> indoors

> > or out (the first 2 vaccines are 1 year apart, after that, 3 years).

> > However, some states don't recognize that (here in MD all pets must be

> > vaccinated for rabies, but at least they now recognize the 3 years after

> the

> > first 2 shots).  And there is an on-going study in the veterinary world

> > regarding the triggering of cancer by vaccines - that's why the vaccines

> are

> > given in certain spots, so if lots of cats get cancer in their left

> > hindquarter, or right shoulder, it may indicate which vaccines are the

> worst

> > offenders.  Friend of mine lost her 15-year old to a type of cancer

> probably

> > attributable to the feline leukemia vaccine.  Of course, individual

> > tolerance varies, and need and circumstances vary, and I'm also sure the

> > manufacturer would disagree with the vet who said it...

> >

> > There's also active debate over how often all of the other vaccinations

> > should be/need to be given.  Makes for interesting reading - folks writing

> > about it tend to be pretty passionate about their views..

> >

> > Libby

> > Maryland zone 6

> >

> >

> > ----- Original Message ----- 

> > From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>

> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>

> > Sent: Saturday, June 12, 2004 11:12 PM

> > Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] cats teeth and other ways to spend our money

> >

> >

> > > Yes, a lot of talk has been made about pets getting cancer from too

> > frequent

> > > vaccinations.  It has been suggested that it is only necessary for an

> > indoor

> > > pets to get the rabies vac every 3 yrs.  Mine need them every year

> because

> > > they are outdoors.  Also, the manufacturer, who of course does not

> agree,

> > > will pay up to $1500 in medical care if the pet does contract a problem

> > > related to vaccinations.

> > >

> > > Kitty

> > >

> > > ----- Original Message ----- 

> > > From: <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com>

> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>

> > > Sent: Saturday, June 12, 2004 9:33 PM

> > > Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] cats teeth and other ways to spend our money

> > >

> > >

> > > > I just found out yesterday from Dr. Lisa that the rabies shot only has

> > > > to be done every three years now. So hers is good until 2007. She

> still

> > > > needs to come in yearly for exam and other shots. Don't know if that's

> > > > here or everywhere. But less shots is good - comfort-wise for the baby

> > > > and pocketbook-wise for mama.

> > > >

> > > >

> > > > Pam Evans

> > > > Kemp, TX

> > > > zone 8A

> > > > ----- Original Message -----

> > > > From: Kitty

> > > > Sent: 6/12/2004 8:34:48 PM

> > > > To: gardenchat@hort.net

> > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] cats teeth and other ways to spend our money

> > > >

> > > > > The office visit is $18.00, then add:

> > > >

> > > > > Feline Lukemia booster vaccination, $15.00

> > > >

> > > > > Feline Infectious Peritonitis booster vaccination, $15.00

> > > >

> > > > > Feline Immuno Virus booster vaccination, $15.00

> > > >

> > > > > Rabies booster vaccination, $10.00

> > > >

> > > > > Distemper/Calici/Rhino-TR booster vaccination, $15.00

> > > >

> > > > > 6 month Flea Program shot, $30.00

> > > >

> > > > > And he checks the mouth and gums, ears, etc., and cleans the teeth,

> no

> > > >

> > > > > charge.

> > > >

> > > > > so that's $118.00 a year times 5.....if none of them gets in any

> > > trouble.

> > > >

> > > > > Also, all but Slugger have been checked and/or treated for

> > Bartonelosis

> > > (Cat

> > > >

> > > > > Scratch Fever).  That's $30 for the test and then I don't recall the

> > > cost

> > > >

> > > > > for treatment.

> > > >

> > > > >

> > > >

> > > > > Kitty

> 

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