Dr Jason, Capena, Dr Google 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 back scenes 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 vaccinations today I think one of the things that can be challenging with vaccine's 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 with these. Are called core diseases and so that's the Capena as we've talked about already herpes. Virus and Kalisa virus and the vaccine that works for panic opinion is an Extremely. Great vaccine it works. Very very well and we've been able, to document the literature, 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 and 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 seen more frequently depending on that cats risk so another example of how it's. Important to have, a communication with your veterinary in 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 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. Going to feel comfortable with and that, you're gonna feel is going to give your animal the best protection that. You feel is appropriate is to really have a very very open discussion. About these risks benefits do you have any statistics 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 oftentimes figure out how frequently they occur because for instance they're not. Generally reportable right so we don't know as 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 taxi and it see a p. c. and you can go to that website and they actually are starting to track feline 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. 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 cerebellar in the brain and so this cat could not walk Properly. It would fall over it's these are horrible horrible circumstances and situations that happen adds a. No I'm sure every veterinarian has got their stories, of what they've seen so you know 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 veterinary and I think these are. All really important ways of making. Sure that 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.

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