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How bad is it to let cat out on leash into garden before inoculations?

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Honesttodog Sat 18-Jul-20 09:54:57

I made a mistake And missed a date for my cats inoculations. I’ve rebooked them to start again next week. She is nine months old. Before that we had been letting her out into the garden on a leash. I tied the leash to a rope and tied the rope to a chair so that she could sniff the plants or lie on the patio and or on our fake grass.

The vet said she should not be going out at all but we’ve been letting her out on her leash for about 2 weeks already!!

I have rebooked her inoculations but is it really terrible for me to continue to let her go out on her leash? She can’t go to the end of the garden where We occasionally see a fox or a cat, and she is now miserable that we are not letting her out. The cat we see we know is older.

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Oldraver Sat 18-Jul-20 13:41:46

Is this her first lot of vaccinations ?

Lonecatwithkitten Sat 18-Jul-20 14:16:31

Cat flu and panleukopaenia viruses can be carried on clothes and shed in faeces on the ground by visiting cats. So yes she has potentially been at risk, the vet has to advise you this.

NoMoreFlowers Sat 18-Jul-20 22:20:34

As many people said on your earlier post on the same subject, it's irresponsible

Honesttodog Tue 21-Jul-20 08:16:29

Oof doing our best to keep her in and now she just seems depressed - she sits by the window mewling pitifully and she is pacing literally like a caged animal. A fun toss up between misery or worry.

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Oldraver Wed 22-Jul-20 09:05:03

It's only a few weeks ( if you have to start the vaccination process from the beginning)

She will get over it

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