We brought Mrs.Woman (the new cat) to the vat last week because she had been sniffling a lot . The vet said she has cat flu, so he gave her a vaccine against one type and gave us a pink liquid to feed her for the other type. We are to go back in 3 weeks for another injection. Her sniffles haven't improved much yet.
The vaccine she got was Novibac tricat trio and on their website it says it is to be administered every 3 YEARS. I think this is good in general but why do you think we have to go back in 3 weeks? I just checked Charlie and Morandi's vaccine records and they have it so they shouldn't get the flu but Charlie was given this vaccine 2 years in a row (Morandi only got it once as he had a skin break out when they were supposed to get them). Are the vets "over-vaccinating"? I'll say it to mam tonight that we shouldn't need to vaccinate them every year, which will be good news for the bank:)
A friend mentioned to me before that vaccines could have something to do with Morandi's skin problem, could that be possible? His last vaccination was summer 2011
Sorry to hear about Mrs.'s probs with cat flu-poor wee soul. I am not a vet, nor a veterinary nurse so I can offer no advice on this. Perhaps the vet wants to check after a decent amount of time has elapsed if the course of treatment is having the desired effect or not. Hope she picks up soo positive pawts
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Thanks tingler. She thinks she's the queen lately, hissing at the boys. She peed on the sofa cushions too! I was rubbing her the other day and she wouldn't let me anywhere near her belly, which was pretty odd so that's another reason I think she's pregnant, and again today but she bit me instead of hissing.She has no teeth so it didn't hurt but it was the strangest sensation ever,very gummy
I don't know about the 3 year period, ours are done each year as they have to go to a cattery on occasion & that is a condition.
As to going back in 3 weeks I would assume that's because the initial vaccination is in 2 parts, its the booster that is given yearly after that 2nd one.
Edit: I've had a look at the Manufacturer's Datasheet and it says that the initial vaccination is given in 2 stages 3-4 weeks apart.
Revaccination against feline calicivirus and feline herpesvirus type 1 must be given every year (with vaccines containing the F9 and G2620 strains, where available). Revaccination against feline panleucopenia virus can be given every three years (with strain MW-1 as in Nobivac Tricat Trio, where available).
Ours don't go to the cattery, if we are gone for one night we just leave them in, any longer we leave them out and might ask our neighbour to feed them. In the winter Morandi goes into her house and lies down in front of her fire!!!
judypops I was referring to Steptoe and Son-I forget I'm somewhat of an Elder statesman around here as tonib mentioned, it would be the 2 stage vaccination-which I stupidly forgot about.
Oh ok, I have heard of Steptoe and Son just didn't get the reference I thought it might be the 2 stage one Charlie and Morandi got as kittens but the label on her card is the regular one that the others have been getting annually. I was just curious and wondering about the whole yearly or 3 yearly vaccinations