Rabies Vaccinations for Indoor Cats

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Is rabies vaccine necessary for indoor cats? Should you vaccinate an indoor cat?

Rabies vaccination is an important and required vaccine for all cats. A common misconception is that indoor cats are not required to maintain updated vaccines as they do not have exposure to the outdoors or other animals.

When should I give my cat rabies vaccine?

Kittens are generally vaccinated when they reach 12 weeks of age or within their first year of life.

Does my cat need another rabies shot?

This vaccine is valid for 1 year after its first administration. After this, cats are eligible for a 1 year or a 3 year booster shot depending on which vaccine they received as the first shot.

What happens if I don’t give my cat a rabies shot?

Rabies is perhaps the scariest illness an unvaccinated cat can get. What’s more, cats are more likely than any other domesticated animal to get rabies. This illness poses a human health risk and is always deadly.

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