I have a three-year-old Calico DSH cat named Brook. She is strictly an indoor cat. At her age I would consider her to be an adult. Although, sometimes she acts like a kitten. She has all of her vaccinations. I regularly take her to the vet once a year for her vaccines and a check-up. I am considering only taking her once every three years for vaccine now. Brook just has her last check-up about a weeka go when I took my new puppy in for his first check-up. She got all of her vaccinations at that time. The vet scheduled an appointment for next year at the same time. I know feline panleukopenia is one of the vaccines she recieved. The other was her rabies. My vet does rabies once a year, but I would rather have Brook vaccinated every three years. She has had a rabies vaccine once a year since she was a kitten, so this would be her fourth rabies vaccine and I feel she might be overvaccinated. The law is once every three years here. It used to be once every year, but they changed that about ten years ago. O was thinking of taking her for a check-up every six months, but vaccines every three years. Brook is a young, healthy cat. Is twice a year to see the vet just for check-ups too often?
Frankly, I wouldn't bother taking her in but once a year for a good check up. I don't know how often cats need there regular vaccs, so can't help you there. If Rabies is once every 3years, then tell the vet that is all you want. I do all my own shots on my dogs, and take them in once a year for a check up only. My vet knows this, and has never had a problem with it. He likes to do rabies every 2year, but in Pa. it is only required every 3. I tell him that is what I want, and no issues.
I do not vaccinate my cats for anything other than the every 3 year rabies vaccine. They got all their kitten vaccines and were reboostered yearly with the FVRCP vaccine until they were 3 and then I stopped. Many vets will continue to vaccinate yearly only to bring the cats into the office to be checked. The majority of pet owners would not bring their pets in yearly for an exam if not reminded to do so with a vaccine reminder. It is very important that they be checked yearly, every 6 months on a young cat such as yours is a little too often. Once your cat reaches the age of 8 or 9 then twice yearly exams would be right because the older cat should be checked more frequently. Cats are good at hiding health related issues long enough for them to turn into major issues before you even notice somehting is wrong. At that age I would recommend you start having bloodwork done also, on a yearly basis to start. That way you can catch something early enough to treat. if at some point your cat does go outdoors then yearly vaccines would be necessary.