prymom-i really do think those shots killed my cat,he hadn't had any for years then when i needed to board him he had to have them-then all his problems started-i thought i might get some decent opinions on this-not sarcasim.
Opie, the shots really are necessary, for 2 reasons. The cat might get out on you, and get in a scrap with another cat. People and other animals can bring diseses into your house, like distemper, and your cat could catch it. It really is the best idea.
Even indoor cats are at risk for getting diseases if they escape and get outside. Or especially if they are boarded and exposed to other animals. It's not worth the risk. You need to keep your cats vaccinated against distemper and rabies at the very least. Outdoor cats should also be vaccinated for FIV and FELV. Rabies vaccinations are a law in most states. But it is unlikely that the vaccinations killed your cat unless he died from one of the diseases he was vaccinated for and somehow got a bad batch of the vaccine. Vets would not recommend the vaccinations if they were dangerous. Next time try posting under "cat medical questions" for something that you legitimately want to get an answer on. People might take you more seriously if it were not for all of the other babble that you seem to post. It's impossible for us all to tell when you are just bored and looking to waste our time. If you had simply started with the detailed information that you addressed to pyrmom in your last post, people would have understood your question.
Also, if you had posted your question in the proper section (you have been here long enough to know there ARE different sections for different topics) as well as providing more complete information, folks would have taken you more seriously from your 1st post?
***Edited By: pyrmom on 3/16/2008 7:27:04 AM*** Reason: *
"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful".