overdue cat vaccinations

Please note:  NO vaccine (adjuvanted or non-adjuvanted) is to be given in the scruff area under any circumstance. I always take the opportunity to conduct an oral exam on a patient’s mouth whenever possible. Foreign substances that can cause allergic/anaphylactic reactions include all vaccines, all drugs, foods, etc. Recommendations for initial vaccination of young dogs and cats generally include: My opinion is that a maximum 6-week interval between doses can be applied to both dogs and cats without jeopardizing immunologic outcome. -Rabies vaccination tags, links, and rivets may be obtained from the Department of Health and Human Services. More animals need to be vaccinated to increase herd (population) immunity. Overdue if more than 12 months have lapsed since previous dose in series. In these rare cases, giving a booster vaccine 1 year after the last kitten vaccine would be of no benefit. In locations where specific guidance on vaccination of overdue dogs and cats is not published, it is appropriate to contact local or state authorities responsible for providing oversight on animal rabies prior to implementing a novel rabies vaccination schedule. The 3-year product is the rabies vaccine that I strongly recommend. Notice that I emphasized the word “current” in the paragraph above. Annual vaccinations are critical to protect your pets from potential life-threatening conditions. In a TNR situation of an 8 week old kitten that was to be returned to the colony, I would not hold this kitten for another 4 weeks, nor would I stress him/her with re-trapping. Updated November 2016 Ortloff A, Moran G, Olavarria A, Folch H. J SMALL ANIM PRACT 51:499-502, 2010. “That’s the crazy part about this. Follow … I disagree with the recommendation to vaccinate all kittens. The rationale behind the 1 year booster shot is to cover any kitten that did not properly respond to the kitten series. Vaccinating your kitten is one of the most important things you should do in your first few weeks as a cat owner. If the reaction is severe enough, the signs can include coughing, difficulty breathing, coughing up blood, collapse, and death. Purevax 3 and 4 are cat vaccines that can be given as early as two (2) months of age. To put this in perspective, I will note, again, that the recommendation to go to a 3-year vaccine protocol came out of Colorado State University more than 18 years ago, yet there are still many (~50%) veterinarians administering annual vaccines. Once you learn that Duke was exposed to rabies, the public health or animal services officials will outline your options for managing his exposure. Ask your vet how to get them back up to date. This article addresses options for immunizing dogs and cats significantly overdue for scheduled vaccine appointments. Vaccinations also began in Canada. With the exception of the 1-year rabies vaccine, this recommendation applies to all core vaccines regardless of manufacturer. Vaccines provide protection from some diseases such as enteritis (feline panleukopaenia) and cat flu (feline calicivirus and feline herpesvirus). Their immune system, to the contrary, has a very good memory. Given that this is an area of controversy, I want to start with a ‘food for thought’ question: How often are you getting vaccinated for measles, mumps, chicken pox, tetanus, etc.? Now having said that, we can’t throw the baby out with the bathwater and not vaccinate at all otherwise, our cats (and possibly their humans in the case of rabies) may suffer for it. Another ‘shock’ organ of the cat is the intestinal tract. ), 3) The kitten was in poor health when vaccinated and did not respond properly. Until recently, the research strongly suggested euthanizing or requiring a six-month quarantine for exposed animals that were never vaccinated as well as those that were overdue for their vaccinations. This is because the older he is, the more mature his immune system is – and better able to respond – and the less chance there will be for the maternal antibodies to be at a high enough level to interfere with his ability to respond to a vaccine. Keep in mind that a vaccine protocol is not a ‘one size fits all’ issue and that the medical community is lacking in definitive research in many areas of vaccinology. (We have good studies showing that the maternal antibody levels are low enough in most kittens to allow them to respond to a vaccine by the time they are 8-12 weeks of age so this is an improbable scenario. Decision-making criteria – including comments on titers. I do not follow the AAFP guidelines which suggest giving the FVRCP every 3 years since the risks outweigh the benefits. This is why I carefully weigh out my options before injecting anything into a cat – given their tendency to develop cancer at the site of any inflammation – if there is a safer alternative. All FeLV vaccines, except for the PureVax FeLV vaccine, are killed. Keep in mind that the older a kitten is when they are vaccinated (with any vaccine), the more efficiently their immune system will be able to respond. Keep in mind that only healthy cats are to receive vaccines and it states as such on every bottle of every vaccine. The department must ensure the availability of antirabic (human) vaccine and globulin products for persons bitten by or otherwise exposed to a pet or other animal found or suspected to be affected by rabies. herpes (rhinotracheitis) – the ‘R’ in FVRCP, panleukopenia (“feline distemper”) – the ‘P’ in FVRCP, risk of exposure to the disease in question, prevalence of the disease in the environment, DOI studies (Duration of Immunity) for the vaccine, vaccine properties (adjuvanted/non-adjuvanted, etc. While it is difficult to induce long-term immunity to bacterial infections, vaccines targeted toward viruses are usually more efficient at conferring long-term immunity in the recipient. If a cat with a negative titer is subsequently vaccinated (with a properly manufactured and handled vaccine) and has his titer re-checked with another negative result, this patient would fall into the ‘non-responder’ category and should not be vaccinated again. Note that some cats are genetically ‘non-responders’ and never will respond to a vaccine no matter how many you give them. While I thought that my colleagues would be thrilled when Merial came out with the 3-year product because of increased patient safety (their feline patients won’t have to be injected as frequently which will lower the chance of a sarcoma developing), many of my colleagues are refusing to stock the new product because: 1)  it is triple the cost of the 1-year product and they are afraid that their clients will balk at the increase in price, and. This is why the AAFP and myself make suggestions regarding vaccine protocols – versus etched-in-stone statements. It is a modified live vaccine (non-adjuvanted) just like other manufactures make. (See “Chicken” below.). Remember, however, that recommendations outlined are based largely on expert opinion; published scientific studies on revaccination requirements for overdue patients are limited. Several diagnostic procedures were performed, and ultrasonography revealed loss of renal architecture, increased cortical echogenicity, and bilaterally decreased kidney size. What Pet Owners Need to Know About Rabies Vaccinations in New York State (PDF, 17KB, 1pg.) Here is an excerpt from one of those studies:  (See below for a ‘plain English’ summary.). Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in November/December 2012. Please note that even some (all?) The picture of Chicken was taken 12/2/10 after the bulk of the tumor was removed. injectable) have higher levels of circulating antibodies to these antigens than do cats who were administered a FVRCP vaccine via intranasal administration.”. He held a previous faculty position at Purdue University. This virus can cause a very cruel death. Update:  Sadly, Chicken passed away on 12/17/11 from a saddle thrombus which is a blood clot in the aorta. Brown CM, Conti L, Ettestad P, et al (16 collaborators). Preview:  Please consider brushing your cat’s teeth since it is the very best way to maintain their dental health. A dog presenting for its first dose of Lyme borreliosis vaccine (inactivated or recombinant) at 3 years of age that returns 3 months later for the second dose. Every dog and cat should be appropriately immunised, and each individual animal should be vaccinated as frequently as considered necessary by their veterinarian to provide protection. R D Schultz1, B Thiel, E Mukhtar, P Sharp, L J Larson Vaccines are combined into a single injection, so your cat only has to have one needle. In closing, I would like to see less money being spent on over-vaccination of our cats and more money being spent on dental health care which will be the subject of my next webpage. 5) The FVRCP vaccine has been shown to cause kidney inflammation. The WSAVA-VGG recommends vaccinating these cats while acknowledging  that these patients may be fully protected and not need to be vaccinated. Feline calicivirus(attenuated) Overdue if more than 3 years since previous dose. The guidelines are worded in such a way as to invite vaccine intervals that are even longer than 3 years. Rabies is a potentially fatal zoonotic disease. The vaccine will not prevent infection but will, hopefully, lessen the severity of clinical signs. This certainly does not sound like a very scientific factor but it is an important issue to consider. Signs include sneezing, nasal discharge, drooling, fever, lethargy and a noticeable loss of appetite. Please keep this in mind as you read about vaccine frequency below. For example: Get the latest peer-reviewed clinical resources delivered to your inbox. ... about what vaccinations are right for your kitten or if you are concerned about your kitten’s vaccination being overdue. There’s a vaccine for feline leukemia but even after your young kitty is protected, it’s best not to expose them to cats that have not been tested for the virus. Common examples include: See Tables 2 and 3 for a summary of recommendations for puppies and kittens overdue for vaccination during initial (juvenile) series. I find that most kittens that are presented for vaccination are kept indoors and are well-isolated from disease. I would never count on an IN vaccine to fully protect a patient from panleukopenia. What follows are suggestions that work within my comfort zone. The PureVax FeLV vaccine uses a very low volume (0.25 ml) and it is injected intradermally (within the skin) versus under the skin. (More on titer testing below.) Most, but not all, FVRCP vaccines are modified live. Recommendations on animals with overdue rabies vaccination who are exposed to a rabid animal will be based on guidance from the current rabies compendium. We have general guidelines, but your vet can help you determine the optimal rabies vaccination schedule. In other words, there is no reason to believe that they need to be vaccinated so often. There are no contraindications to recommending 2 initial doses. The decision should be determined by factors such as the individual animal’s health status, the animal’s age and likely effects of maternally derived antibodies (M… With regard to #2, again, my biggest concern is for dental health. Noncore—optional—vaccines are listed in Table 1. However, dogs and cats overdue for noncore viral vaccines by 2 or more years should receive 2 doses, 2 to 6 weeks apart. • Dog or cat that is overdue for a rabies booster vaccination shall provide appropriate documentation of receiving at least one previous rabies vaccination to the secretary or local health officer. See Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis associated with over-vaccination in a cocker spaniel puppy at the bottom of this webpage. To repeat much of what I have said above:  There is nothing in the scientific literature to support annual vaccination with the FVRCP and Feline Leukemia (FeLV) vaccines. Your vet will also listen to any concerns you may have, and help you manage these. Any illness in an animal under o… Confinement should be performed in coordination with public health authorities. That way, there will be a minimal gap between the time his mother’s antibodies stop protecting him and the time when he can start making his own antibodies. Dogs older than 20 wk of age that are presented for vaccination that: . that he was most likely not neutered before the age of 16 weeks. Please click on the links below to read more about the key issues associated with vaccines. and are ready to quickly (within hours) produce more antibodies the moment the body is exposed to the invader again. The puppy had been previously healthy with no prior disease, drug treatment, or toxin exposure. Immunoprophylaxis. PUREVAX Recombinant FeLV — canarypox-vectored recombinant vaccine is recommended for the vaccination of healthy cats 8 weeks of age and older as an aid in the prevention of disease due to feline leukemia virus. 2) visit the Dental Health sections on my Feeding Your Cat and Making Cat Food web pages. Everyone has a different ‘take’ on a risk-benefit analysis and people have to work within their own comfort zone. Dogs, cats, and ferrets that are overdue for a booster vaccination and that have appropriate documentation of having received a USDA-licensed rabies vaccine at least once previously can be revaccinated, kept under the owner’s control, and observed for 45 days. Unfortunately, those antibodies do not know the difference between the injected kidney cells and his own kidney tissue resulting in a potential autoimmune ‘attack’ on his kidneys. In addition to aggressive surgery, she had to go through radiation and chemotherapy treatments (>$10,000). The present study examines the DOI for core viral vaccines in dogs that had not been revaccinated for as long as 9 years. The Herman felines caught up on their shots within hours of the bat encounter. Purevax 3 and 4 are cat vaccines that can be given as early as two (2) months of age. 2)  veterinarians are concerned that if they move their feline patients to the 3-year product the cat will not be brought to their clinic for yearly exams. FeLV is NOT highly contagious and its transmission requires prolonged intimate (i.e., sharing food/water, mutual grooming) contact with an infected cat. In the event a pet owner does not, or is not able to, adhere to the conventional vaccination schedules outlined, the following recommendations provide reasonable, alternative schedules that offer the most appropriate vaccines at the most appropriate intervals. An "owner" is any person legally responsible for the care and actions of a pet animal. between 16 weeks and 1 year of age). There is another type of ‘ammunition’ called cell mediated immunity (CMI) which is a very important arm of the immune system that, unfortunately, we cannot measure with any commercially available test – including a titer test. If an UNaltered stray cat ends up on your doorstep, chances are that he or she has not been vaccinated – and should receive a vaccine now. Cats heading into stressful situations, such as boarding, may benefit from a core vaccine booster 7-10 days before. Rhinotracheitis, caused by the feline herpes virus, is a common virus that invades the nose lining, sinuses, throat, windpipe and eye membranes. AAFP 2006 Feline Vaccination Guidelines. Vaccination Guidelines Article, Michael Day - Japanese: 02 MVM 2014年 150号ワクチネーションガイドライン概要と提言 The journal of Taipei Veterinary Medical Association. As well as the thorough exam, … Washington State rule, WAC 246-100-197, says: An owner of a dog, cat, or ferret shall have it vaccinated against rabies and revaccinated following veterinary and vaccine manufacturer instructions. Result:  They all had what is considered to be a protective titer for the panleukopenia virus. 1 Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Dog, cat, or ferret currently vaccinated against rabies ..... 8 ii. The route of delivery can be either injectable or intranasal. When guidance is provided, recommendations may vary from state to state, as well as from city to city within a state. Those very few cats that may not be protected are considered to be ‘non-responders’ and giving them more vaccines is unlikely to help. Initial Vaccination ), Age and Long-term Protective Immunity in Dogs and Cats. There is a cat flu vaccine that is given to your cat routinely as part of their annual vaccination programme. However, even in light of these ‘pluses’ I am not comfortable using them to protect kittens against panleukopenia. None of my own cats have ever been vaccinated for FeLV – not even as kittens – since they reside indoors and will not be in contact with a FeLV positive cat. Most states allow veterinarian discretion in the use of a rabies vaccine labeled as a 1-year or 3-year product when administering the initial dose. Therefore, I would prefer to wait until the kitten is at least 16 weeks of age before receiving a PureVax rabies vaccine. Kitten vaccination schedule. Rabies Vaccination Rule for Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets. Overdue if more than 3 years since administration of a labeled 3-year vaccine; or, if more than 12 months since administration of a labeled 1-year vaccine. Natural immunity is very strong in most cats by the age of 1 year. Other injections which may incite local inflammation include (but are not limited to) the non-adjuvanted, modified live FVRCP vaccines, the PureVax line of vaccines (all are non-adjuvanted), and drugs like Program (for fleas), Droncit (for tapeworms), and Convenia (an injectable long-acting antibiotic that is being over-used and abused). Do not assume that your veterinarian uses non-adjuvanted vaccines. AAFP guidelines suggest vaccinating all kittens but the vaccine is recommended in adults only if they will be in contact with a known FeLV positive cat – which would be a very rare situation. The answer – or at least, part of the answer – may lie in the fact that we have been over-vaccinating cats for many years. More to the heart of the matter, why are many veterinarians ignoring the current vaccine guidelines which call for a longer period of time between vaccine administration than has been the ‘standard’ for many years? Recommendations for adult dogs overdue for an inactivated noncore vaccine vary somewhat depending on the antigen. CDC Vaccine Information Statements on Rabies Rabies Vaccine: What you need to know (PDF, 2pg.) Therefore, the last vaccine in the ‘kitten series’ should be given when the kitten is at least 16 weeks of age. Therefore, reversion to virulence (able to cause disease) is impossible. My goals in writing this page are to get the reader to: Adjuvants are substances that are added to vaccines to purposely cause inflammation at the vaccine site in order to alert the immune system to its presence. Compendium of animal rabies prevention and control, 2011. Yearly? Web Design by PHOS Creative, https://todaysveterinarypractice.com/table-of-contents-january-february-2021/, Overdue During Initial Vaccination Series. There can be no disputing that vaccines save lives but they also have the potential to cause serious side effects which will be discussed on this webpage.Before we get started on this discussion, it is important to understand that there is no single vaccine protocol t… The vaccine was from a leading vaccine manufacturing company and after speaking with their head veterinarian, it was determined that the vaccine may have reverted to virulence. If you rescue/adopt an altered (spayed/neutered) adult with an unknown vaccine history, I strongly suggest running a titer for panleukopenia (not herpes or calici) rather than vaccinating blindly. It will be up to the reader to decide how they want to handle vaccine administration in their own kittens and adult cats for FVRCP and FeLV. It is reasonable to recommend an alternative vaccination schedule for a dog or cat determined to be overdue. SECTION 47-5-150. Copyright © 2020 Today's Veterinary Practice. Department to provide or insure availability of human vaccine; reimbursement. Sterile immunity to these infectious agents is less commonly engendered. That said, at this time, it appears that adjuvanted vaccines have a higher risk rate of sarcomas when compared with non-adjuvanted vaccines. Deciding which vaccine should be administered and when is based on 2 factors: Attenuated Vaccines + Recombinant CDV Vaccine A 1 year booster vaccination is required after primary vaccination, followed by a vaccination every three years.”. Vaccination delivers good protection from the disease and will help minimize the cat’s symptoms if they contract the disease. Educating Clients About Natural Heartworm Prevention. Core and Noncore Vaccines for Dogs and Cats, TABLE 2. The ability of a single dose to rapidly induce a significant (protective) anamnestic response justifies the recommendation to administer a single dose to an overdue patient. This protective immune response is sustained for months or years. If the cat develops a herpes ulcer in his eyes, he'll need intensive treatment, including intravenous fluids and possible forced fee… Proof of vaccination must be provided via a rabies vaccination certificate (or pet passport) signed by the attending veterinarian. Cat vaccinations are available at PetO Alexandria, Annandale and Rockdale. It is very important to understand that the current guidelines state that the FVRCP combination vaccine should not be given more frequently than every 3 years. I wish that I felt comfortable saying “ask your veterinarian for the best advice regarding the vaccination of your cats” but I don’t. With regard to #1, the money out of the client’s pocket will be no different in the long run. If a cat shows any titer at all, this means that he has either been vaccinated in the past (and responded to that vaccine) or he has been naturally exposed to the disease. of the experts who sat on the panel that came up with the AAFP (American Association of Feline Practitioners) vaccine suggestions, as well as one veterinarian who is head of the vaccine division of a major vaccine-producing company, do not vaccinate their own animals as frequently as their guidelines/suggestions/package label states. The first shots were given as the U.S. surpassed 300,000 virus-related deaths. There are some steps we’d advise if your adult cat misses their booster: If you have a house cat, continue to keep them indoors and stop any other cats coming into the house. Or, better yet, do not allow the cat to be exposed to other cats of unknown vaccination/infection status. Guidance Regarding Human Rabies Exposure and Treatment Decisions (PDF, 31KB, 7pg.) Booster inoculation is not generally recommended for cats housed strictly indoors. All that said, panleukopenia is a nasty disease and if I had a cat that was going to be exposed to, for example, foster cats and that cat had not been vaccinated for panleukopenia within the previous 8-10 years, I would at least check his titer. As noted above, many of my colleagues are simply not taking the time to carefully peruse the scientific literature that provides DOI data showing that we are over-vaccinating many of our pets – or, they are choosing to ignore the data. Please use this content for reference or educational purposes, but note that it is not being actively vetted after publication. Commentary: Although membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis is reported as 1 of the most common glomerulopathies in dogs, a definitive diagnosis and identification of the offending antigen are rarely identified due to the risk and expense associated with renal biopsies and electron microscopy. Overdue if more than 3 years since previous dose. Panleukopenia:  This is a highly contagious virus that infects the intestines causing severe bloody diarrhea and vomiting. Before we get started on this discussion, it is important to understand that there is no single vaccine protocol that fits every situation and every person’s individual comfort level. At best, they will only reduce the severity of some symptoms but will not prevent infection with these viruses and will not protect the recipient from all symptoms of disease. FVRCP is a combination vaccine that includes 3 out of the 5 vaccines that will be discussed on this webpage. Some cats clear the virus from their system and become FeLV ‘negative,’ some cats live for many years with the virus in their body but are not symptomatic, and some cats become ill and die within a few years of becoming infected. If your cat is overdue for a booster or missed their kitten vaccinations, don’t worry. A vaccination is a preparation of microorganisms (pathogens), such as viruses or bacteria, that is administered to produce or increase immunity to a particular disease. Killed vaccines do not stimulate the immune system as efficiently as modified live vaccines. … Dogs 6 to 20 weeks of age. The subject of vaccine administration is one of the most controversial topics in human and veterinary medical literature, making it a common area of debate – and stressful decision-making – among parents and pet owners. (iii) "Unvaccinated" means a dog, cat, or ferret that has never received a vaccination against rabies. If they are not willing to do so, try to find a veterinarian who is using it, and. It did not make me happy to have to inject feline patients with a rabies vaccine every year but the good news is that we now have two choices: The choice is very clear for me – I will be using/recommending the PureVax 3-year product going forward. • Administer single dose of a labeled 1- or 3-year vaccine. 4) Even though a non-adjuvanted FVRCP vaccine is much less likely to cause a sarcoma, sarcomas have been noted with these vaccines. Cats can exhibit mild to severe vomiting and diarrhea – sometimes bloody. Published vaccination guidelines for dogs and cats enable the clinician to implement vaccination protocols tailored for individual patients that provide protective immunity at the appropriate stages of life.1,2, However, protocols used in practice generally assume owner compliance with the recommended, ideal vaccination schedule. We wait until the kitten is at least 16 weeks old to receive his last kitten shot because the antibodies he got from nursing on his mother will have decreased to a low enough level that his own body can respond to the vaccine in order to make his own antibodies. The viruses used to make vaccines need to be grown in what is called a “cell culture.”  The cells used to make the FVRCP vaccine are feline (cat) kidney cells. Cat vaccinations play a vital role in keeping pets happy and healthy and every cat should be appropriately immunised. Therefore, I do not see changes in the AAFP suggestions coming anytime soon. According to the World Small Animal Veterinary Association Vaccine Guidelines Group (WSAVA-VGG), a positive test result would lead to the conclusion that revaccination is not required. At best, they will only reduce the severity of some symptoms but will not prevent infection with these viruses and will not protect the recipient from all symptoms of disease. 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