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Cats & Vaccines


This gorgeous boy had to get some vaccines yesterday. I keep all of my furbabies up to date with their vaccinations and you should too. My kitties rarely ever go outside, but I still get them all their shots just in case. You never know. I once had one of my indoor only kitties get let out by an old roommate. The cat was missing for three long weeks. I was in agony not knowing where my baby was or what could be happening to him. Lucky for me, he showed back up but not without some very serious injuries. I never vaccinated him for outdoor stuff because, he was only indoor. Well, many years later I lost him to Feline Leukemia. The only time he could have contracted it was during the time he was lost. I was devastated. He could have lived a much longer life and I learned a very hard and valuable lesson.

That being said, Loki is normally a very active and spazy cat. Call it a Bengal thing. However, after three vaccines yesterday I could tell this morning he was feeling a bit blah and tender at the injection sights. All totally normal. I wanted to post a few common things that happen with vaccinations and the after math.

What's normal after shots:
  • Discomfort and local swelling at the vaccination site
  • Mild fever
  • Decreased appetite and activity
  • Sneezing, mild coughing, "snotty nose" or other respiratory signs may occur 2-5 days after your pet receives an intranasal vaccine.
What is not so normal: Call the vet immediately if you notice any of these signs as they could be an allergic reaction to a vaccine and potentially life threatening.
  • Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • Complete loss of appetite and water consumption.
  • Itchy skin that may seem bumpy ("hives")
  • Swelling of the muzzle and around the face, neck, or eyes
  • Severe coughing or difficulty breathing
  • Collapse  
Don't hesitate, vaccinate! You never know what can happen and you want to give your cats and kittens the best protection they can get. If you are having some financial difficulties (because we have all been there) call your local shelters and see if they do discount vaccination days. Most shelters or even pet stores will hold these "vaccination clinics" once a month and they can really help you save and keep your babies safer.  

Have a great weekend!
The Crazy Cat Lady



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