Booster jabs

(13 Posts)
pegster Sun 03-Mar-13 19:14:53

You should have 3 months leeway on a booster vaccination so plenty of time yet

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 03-Mar-13 19:11:30

I go to a vets in a less than naice area because their cheaper but still very good.

He has a purevax jab which is meant to be better.

eminemmerdale Sun 03-Mar-13 18:52:35

he's nearly 8. And enormous. And as i said, not keen on the outside world grin

StillWatersRunDeep Sun 03-Mar-13 18:50:06

Most vets will allow between 15-18mths between boosters so you should be fine. There is also a lot of controversy about whether an adult cat even needs a full course if its overdue on its boosters. So if only a few weeks over the date, you should be absolutely fine.

lljkk Sun 03-Mar-13 18:39:53

Oh yeah, I think our window is 15 months since last booster.

eminemmerdale Sun 03-Mar-13 18:39:37

I feel like a complete idiot - we're not normally this skint, but for some reason it's crept up on us sad I will certainly check prices and see what we can do.

As said above there is a time limit on when they can have boosters before it goes back to having to have the full set again. Best bet is to ask vets maybe ask if they can do a part payment deal or something.

The problem is that if you miss the booster date by more than a couple of weeks then you won't be able to have the booster at all. Instead you will have to start again with two vaccines three weeks apart, which will cost twice as much. I would check with the vet how long the gap could be before you have to start all over again, but it's certainly not long. If you're in London Celia Hammonds only charges £10 per vaccination.

lljkk Sun 03-Mar-13 18:26:39

I would keep him in, but maybe put aside £5/week to save up for the jabs. Ours get free checkup with it, and then we can buy the special Flea meds too without having to see the vet for another year.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 03-Mar-13 13:59:20

Keep him in and he should be fine.

eminemmerdale Sun 03-Mar-13 13:58:05

He is so disinterested in outside and terrified of the other cats! We'll be able to do it in a couple of weeks - just typically had loads of outgoings this week <am capable of providing for a cat - honest!!>

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 03-Mar-13 13:35:43

If he isn't having jabs I wouldn't let him out at all, if on,y because it will be the one time he goes and has a fight with an unvaccinated animal.

Have you tried different vets and asked how much they charge? We paid £35 in September to have boosters for everything.

eminemmerdale Sun 03-Mar-13 12:31:15

Our lovely rescue cat is due his boosters this week - we got him in January, and of course he is insured, but we really can't afford to have them done this week - car tax, bills, living grin Will he be ok if we leave it for another month? he rarely goes outside yet.

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