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Vaccination for Cats - Dos and Don'ts - Concerns

Must-have resources for understanding feline vaccinations, their indications and warnings. Learn about the latest vaccines for cats, along with the most current recommended protocols for vaccinating cats.

Core Vaccines for Cats
In 2007, certain vaccine protocols were recommended by the American Association of Feline Practitioners, as the result of a task force established because of concerns over VAS (Vaccine-Associated Sarcoma.) These vaccine protocols are shown as "Core" and "Non-Core" vaccines.

Non-Core Vaccines for Cats
In 2007, certain vaccine protocols were recommended by the American Association of Feline Practitioners, as the result of a task force established because of concerns over VAS (Vaccine-Associated Sarcoma.) These vaccine protocols are shown as "Core" and "Non-Core" vaccines.

FIV Vaccine - Friend or Foe?
Although the new vaccine for Feline Immunodeficiency gives hope to researchers seeking a vaccine for HIV, cat aficionados have not given this vaccine wholesale approval.

The Vaccination Conundrum
Recent information, mis-information, rumors and conjecture have made it difficult for the cat owner to make critical decisions regarding vaccination of cats. This article seeks to lift the fog of the vaccination conundrum to enable the cat lover to make an informed decision.

The Fallacy of Titer Tests
A popular alternative to annual vaccinations has been the use of a titer test, to measure the amount of antibody in the blood to a given disease. Are titer tests infallible? Not necessarily, according to Dr. Janet Tobiassen-Crosby, Guide to Veterinary Medicine

Do you vaccinate your own cat - share your reasons and experiences
While I would hesitate to try to vaccinate my own cats at home, for a number of reasons shared in the accompanying article, some of my readers do it, with varying results. I'm interested in learning more about your experiences, both good and bad. If you have decided not to vaccinate your own cat, I'd like to know more about that decision also. Use the form provided to share your experiences.

What Vaccinations Does Your Cat Get - Share your experience with othe…
Due to fears about VAS (Vaccine-Associated Sarcoma), some cat owners are fearful of giving any vaccinations to their cats. What has been your experience? Have you and your veterinarian worked together to devise a plan for your cats' vaccinations? Share your opinion and your reasons with other readers.

AAFP Approves New Vaccine Protocol
The Winn Feline Foundation consolidates the 30-page report disclosing the new Vaccine Protocol Guidelines of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and the Academy of Feline Medicine.

VAFSTF
The Vaccine-Associated Feline Sarcoma Task Force (VAFSTF) has been formed in response to the increased incidence of soft tissue sarcomas occurring at vaccine sites.

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