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« Reply #195 on: August 30, 2018, 08:02:07 PM »

Hurrah for bunny kicks! I love the one where Kitten is looking up at Stormy babysitting with such utter adoration in his eyes!
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« Reply #196 on: August 31, 2018, 06:17:22 AM »

<3  I wish I could see his photo.  George sounds adorable.
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« Reply #197 on: August 31, 2018, 08:47:16 PM »

He is still stuffed up and his ear is still wet and irritated. He is acting pretty frisky though although he tires easily. We have a check up tomorrow. I saw his first halloween arched back while he was playing with Smoggy.  Cheesy

PS I don't know why you can't see the photos merrihart. Do you have imgur blocked?
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« Reply #198 on: September 01, 2018, 02:58:25 PM »

Vet check went well today. Last Saturday he was 2.1 lbs and today he is 2.9 lbs! Almost a whole pound! The vet cleaned his ear and he got his second vaccination. He still has a congested nose but his lungs and heart sounded fine. He was so cute they didn't want to give him back! I also saw Ron and Ginny who have been adopted together. I let them visit through their carriers and Ginny really wanted to snuggle. We'll see them both again at our check ups on the 22nd. Hopefully George will be big enough then to schedule his neuter.

The vet wanted me to vaccinate him for Rabies and Felv but I'm going to say no for both as he is not at risk as an indoor kitty. I may have to get the Rabies at some point in the future as they require it for boarding. I'm not sure what the latest view on vaccines is but I don't want to vaccinate if it's not necessary.

PS I think I know what his real name is, but I'll wait on that until he is officially mine (when he is neutered).
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« Reply #199 on: September 01, 2018, 04:14:35 PM »

Ned,
Not getting the FeLV vaccine is probably okay, but you might want to rethink the Rabies.  Even indoor cats can be exposed if they get out or if a bat gets into your apartment.  That might be rare, but it does happen.  Also, there are consequences if a cat bites someone, including your vet and the techs, and is not vaccinated.  If rabies vaccination is required for boarding, is it required for any stay at the vet as well?  Have Stormy and Smoggy been vaccinated for rabies? 
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« Reply #200 on: September 01, 2018, 04:29:48 PM »

Rabies vaccination isn't required to visit the vet as far as I know. Thunder was not vaccinated for Rabies. Stormy and Smoggy have both been vaccinated since I've had to board them there regularly. I had a waiver with the previous vet owner but new owners are requiring vaccination. I'm a little leery getting him vaccinated right now since he's so small and is sick.
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« Reply #201 on: September 01, 2018, 09:14:36 PM »

I didn't mean to do it now since he is sick.  I would wait until he is well if you decide to do it.  Is there a certain age at which they usually get the shot as a kitten?  I'm sure you can wait until he is a little older and bigger.  I wasn't thinking of having to be vaccinated just for a vet visit.  I was thinking of whether they would require it if he had to be hospitalized for a number of days.  I can understand your concern, though. 
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« Reply #202 on: September 02, 2018, 05:22:19 AM »

You should have the rabies done , but as you said wait until he is healthy. Also make sure to always do the 1 year shot. If he isn't going outside I would not do any other vaccinations unless the vet warns you about something happening in your area to be concerned about.
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« Reply #203 on: September 02, 2018, 07:42:35 PM »

Mandycat, it was the vet who wanted me to get it, that's why I'm leery. I'm not sure what the vet's policy is on Rabies vaccination for cats hospitalized for days. They never said anything when Thunder was there or when Smoggy had his pancreatitis. But again, there are new owners now.

Leslie, do you mean the 1 year shot vs the 3 year shot? I'm not sure which one they use but it is the nonadjuvanted Purvax vaccine.

Today I heard his first real cat meow. I wonder if he'll be a talker like Siamese are known for. He still doesn't seem to hear very well. I'm hoping he's just being a cat and ignoring me.
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« Reply #204 on: September 03, 2018, 05:39:58 AM »

Yes , the 3 year shot is still used by some clinics after the 1st dose . It has a higher history of cancer at the injection site .
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« Reply #205 on: September 03, 2018, 05:40:50 AM »

His ears could be stuffy from the URI.
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« Reply #206 on: September 03, 2018, 07:30:39 PM »

The babysitting shot.  OMG.   Kiss Kiss Kiss  That is sooooo adorable!!

Not saying it's good or bad, but I thought I would just mention it for information - from what I understand, they don't do rabies shots here in Japan (unless you ask for it) and none of my cats have had a shot for it.  Then again, there is no way a bat would come to my place, and my front door has a separate safety door several feet away so there's (supposedly) no chance of anyone suddenly darting out.

Great to hear Baby's lungs and heart sound good!
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« Reply #207 on: September 03, 2018, 07:54:51 PM »

You're lucky August! Rabies was wiped out in Japan in the 50s. We do have rabies in my area although it's pretty rare.

Leslie, I see on Stormy and Smoggy's recent vet visit they were vaccinated with the 1 year shot thank goodness.

Last night Smoggy and the kitty played hide and seek. They had so much fun!
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« Reply #208 on: September 03, 2018, 08:29:39 PM »

From what I understand, you can skip FeLV for an indoor cat with no problems. Here also these is no rabies and no regulation on vaccinating cats for rabies, so for that I do not bother. For others I just do kitten shots and thats it, my vet is fine with it and never had any problems.

I guess you need to do required vaccines just in case, but definitely wait until he recovers.
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« Reply #209 on: September 11, 2018, 09:43:30 PM »

Well, we've had quite a week. I've had a real hard time dealing with kitty's ear infection. The vet didn't want to put anything in his ear so they just rinsed it with saline and sent us home with the orbax. His ear got really bad - red and stinky and oozing pus. This happened over the weekend and the vet was closed. So I cleaned up his ear as best I could and applied Smoggy's Zymox. It didn't seem to do much but he was scratching at it less. I did this for another couple days and it actually seemed to get worse. I kept at it and this morning it's not red and doesn't stink and he seems much happier. He didn't even cry when I put the Zymox in his ear tonight. I'm hoping continued use of the Zymox will clear it up completely. He does seem to be able to hear better now. He loves canned food so I'm training him to respond to his name by giving him a little treat if he comes when I call.

As a result of him feeling better, he has become quite the little butthead! He is a real terror, chewing on everything, chasing Smoggy and jumping on him unexpectedly. Don't let his cute, innocent looks fool you. He is not a gentle cat! I'm hoping that he will settle down a bit after he is neutered. Because he is such a trouble maker, I am putting him in his kennel at night. I think Stormy and Smoggy really appreciate that!


He keeps me company when I'm gaming


Using my favorite Japanese scissors as a chew toy.  Angry
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