Dr Jason, Dr Google, Remer discussed on Let's Talk Pets


Welcome back cat lovers we're here continuing our conversation about vaccination. With Dr Jason stall so are there any other things you've talked a little bit about some sort of immediate, side effects from vaccines and then we've talked. About vaccine associated sarcoma are there any other things that you think my listeners? Would, like to know good bad ugly? About bags nations today I think one of the things that can be challenging with back scenes is they're all created somewhat differently in that the diseases that were. Targeting are also, different so for instance people that have cats may, know that in general most people will vaccinate their cats for three key diseases or these. Are called core diseases and so that's pound the Capena as we've talked about already herpes virus and Kalisa virus and the vaccine that works for Pennacchini is Nick Extremely. Great vaccine it works very very well, and we've been able to document that, this, immunity likely lasts for a long period. Of time whereas for collegiate virus and herpes virus. The immunity. Just doesn't. Last as long and it's a combination of things it's a. Different target that we're going after a different type of virus it's more challenging to get that immunity to stay, up there so sometimes when we're seeing in. Having a conversation with our veterinarian there may be different recommendations for different types? Of, vaccines so in other words the? Veterinary may recommend getting one type of vaccine every several years and another type of axion more frequently depending on that cats risk so another example of how it's. Important to have, a communication with your veterinarian because vaccination is not, a one size fits all opportunity I don't think absolutely and I and I would also. Say if you have concerns you have reservations I it's needs to be an open dialogue so you really need to talk to your vet And certainly let them appreciate what your worries might be they may not be founded or they. May be founded, and so. The only way to really explore that and come up with a solution that you're gonna feel. Comfortable with and that you're gonna feel, is gonna give your animal the best protection that you feel as procreate. Is to really have a very very open discussion about these risks of. Benefits do you have any to kiss ticks at hand or. In your mind about how frequently these diseases that we vaccinate for, appear in our our populations have cats well there are. Some good data that, are actually beginning to come out and so it's really challenging to oftentimes figure out how frequently they occur because for instance they're not. Generally reportable right so we don't know veterinaries how often they occur unless there are specific studies that look into them and so it. Depends a lot on. The cat population so so for some, of these types of diseases it's not, unusual, for five percent or even higher of. Cats that are out in an area can actually Be infected with these with these types of. Viruses and so there's a group that is called cap. Seeds and it see a p. c. and you can go to that website and they actually are starting to track few I in leukemia and FIV virus status based on. Certain types of tests and so that can be a way for those types, of diseases to get a better feel for. Kind of what's happening but I think the biggest important message here is although some of these viruses may not be incredibly common in our pet population we certainly. When, we see them we definitely see them on these unvaccinated animals and, the results of these diseases are far more devastating than any possible negative component of the, vaccination in my opinion, and? I think that you would agree with me absolutely I remember when I was working in clinical medicine. Saw kitten that had been born Ren shortly after birth. Had been exposed to pan leucopenia and so it, causes an error basically it attacks the Serb elm in the brain and so this cat could not walk Properly it would fall. Over it's these horrible horrible circumstances and situations that happen, and I'm sure every veterinarian has got their stories of what they've seen so it's really about how can we do. The best for the best number of animals that's kind of heartbreaking if. You think about you know a twenty five dollar vaccine could have completely changed the outcome for that cat and I think. That happens every day so I am very very happy that you are with me today to talk about these things because I, feel like people trust Remer's an, internet headlines in making decisions and really the best answer is communication with their veterinarian wouldn't you agree absolutely I mean I think you know Dr Google has a. Place but we have to be a little bit. Cautious. Anybody can put information on the internet and so going to reputable websites if you have questions bringing them up with your veterinarian I think. These are all really important ways. Of making sure the information you get is valid. And defendable I have a t-shirt that Says. I'm smarter than Dr Google I love, it it's, my favorite, t shirt but it's you know it's, a little bit tongue in cheek but use the information that you find on the internet, to start a conversation and ask do not hesitate.

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