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Dontgiveamonkeys1350 Sun 18-Nov-18 07:16:03

We inherited a cat. The person who used to own him doesn’t vaccinate their cats. There is a whole back story to this which I will not go into.

A few questions.

1. He is 9. Is that to old to start vaccinations
2. Do you vaccinate once and then done.
3. General cost.
4. Just ur general ideas please.

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Lonecatwithkitten Sun 18-Nov-18 07:51:53

1. He is 9. Is that to old to start vaccinations

No cat is too old to vaccinate.

2. Do you vaccinate once and then done.

No all vaccines require boosters depending on which diseases you include depends on the schedule.

3. General cost.

It will depend where you are in the country primary vaccination course in my clinic with leukaemia £72 without £66.

4. Just ur general ideas please.

The most vulnerable cats to flu and enteritis are the old and the young. An 9 year old cat I wouldn't recommend leukaemia they will either already have it or not be going to get it. I would suggest FeLV and FIV testing before vaccination.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Sun 18-Nov-18 08:34:03

That’s interesting about leukaemia. Harry is 13 and I think still has the jab. I might say no to that one next year.

Allergictoironing Sun 18-Nov-18 09:26:45

One thing to note is that if you need to put the cat into a cattery for any reason (e.g. holidays), the decent ones won't take a cat who doesn't have their vaccinations up to date. Also I know some insurance companies either won't insure the cat, or will have exclusions, if they aren't vaccinated.

Dontgiveamonkeys1350 Sun 18-Nov-18 09:59:18

Thanks everyone. He is poorly at the moment. And I did wonder if he had been vaccinated he wouldn’t be.

I’m going to make an app next week for the vets. And talk to them.

Is 9 years old an old cat?

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PinkSparklyPussyCat Sun 18-Nov-18 10:15:11

9 isn't an old cat. Mine is 13 (we think) and still behaves like a giant kitten!

I hope he's feeling better soon. What's wrong with him?

Vinorosso74 Sun 18-Nov-18 10:22:12

9 is a mere youngster nowadays! I believe the average life expectancy for a cat now is about 15 or 16 but plenty live until 20.
Bit like us humans really improved healthcare means cats live longer.
It sounds like he's going to be well looked after by you so a trip to the vets to be checked out is a good start. By the way the rules on here are we need photos smile

Dontgiveamonkeys1350 Sun 18-Nov-18 11:44:21

He has a horrible stomach. He was sick yesterday and has just slept for the last few days. I’m keeping an eye. If he is not better by 2m morning I am going to take him to the vets.

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Vinorosso74 Sun 18-Nov-18 11:50:35

Poor boy. Offer him something bland like boiled chicken breast.
I think a vet trip asap would be sensible.

Dontgiveamonkeys1350 Sun 18-Nov-18 12:06:29

Yup. Chicken and water are by him. His stomach is making funny gurgling noises so I think it is something he has eaten. I normally shut him downstairs at night as he keeps me awake. But last night I kept him upstairs with me. Just to keep an eye on him. Poor boy. He doesn’t seem lethargic or anything that is worrying me a lot. Just feel bad for him.

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Dontgiveamonkeys1350 Sun 18-Nov-18 12:07:29

He wasn’t too poorly though as he got up in the night to wider round the bedroom and he knocked my mirror over that is now broken. confusedgrin

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Fluffycloudland77 Sun 18-Nov-18 13:50:08

Jabs are £50ish at my vets for a new course, £30 or so after. That’s using purevax.

Obviously the mirror was horrid and now you can buy a nice mirror 😸

Dontgiveamonkeys1350 Sun 18-Nov-18 14:13:14

He is up. Eaten chicken and had a drink. And been outside to the loo. So I’m guessing he is feeling better.

Thanks for all your replies x

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