Just thought I'd ask as I'm curious.. While at the vet having my dog vaccinated this morning..
Thought I'd put the question out for both vaxxers and non vaxxers.
If u don't vaccinate your child/ren do you still choose to vaccinate your pets? Is there reason you would choose to vaccinate pets but not children. Yes I understand vaccines are completely different but I'm asking this as a more general question.
Not looking for an argument just generally curious.
Also yes I am a strong believer in vaccinating.
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08-09-2014 09:43 #1
08-09-2014 09:58 #2Senior Member
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Following - awesome topic!
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08-09-2014 10:00 #4Senior Member
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Yes, I vaccinate my cat despite her being a mainly in door cat. My housemates cat is unvaccinated and getting rather old (16 human years), so it's to protect my cat and hers.
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08-09-2014 11:07 #5
It's just a thought, I don't wanna argue with people just hoping to hear opinions on why people would vaccinate their dog or cat and not their child.
For the record my 2 dogs and 2 cats are vaccinated. So is my son.
08-09-2014 11:29 #6
My dad vaccinates his cows but doesn't vaccinate my little half sister. Haven't asked him why as we have an unspoken rule not to discuss vaccines as we will never see eye to eye.
08-09-2014 11:36 #7
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08-09-2014 11:45 #9
Except for his heartworm shot, I'm not nearly as vigilant with vaccinating our dog as I am with being up to date with the kids. Firstly because it seems excessive that they must be done every year. Secondly, well.. the dog has been run over by a car (our car!) and trampled by a horse - we're just not as precious about him as we are the kids.
08-09-2014 12:24 #10
I dont vaccinate my animals as after the first 3 initial puppy/kitten shots there is simply no need. My 6 cats are 3-4 years old all had the first 3 and none since, they have been in contact with cat flu, pneumonia etc etc at least 2-3 times a year as i rescue from pounds and not once have they ever been sick.
ETA; ive discussed this with 5 different vets at different clinics and even an RSPCA inspector as well as my vet nursing teachers. Every single one has said to vaccinate yearly is not just unnecessary but also excessive. If anything once every 3 years is more then enough.
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