Do cats need to get shots before being Neutered?

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I was going to find a vet to get my cat neutered, but he doesn't have any shots or anything. Does he need to have shots before getting nuetered or does it matter? Any help would be great. Thanks.

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well I know the Humane Society that I went to required dogs to have a rabies and distemper shot before being fixed.

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Most vets will at least require a rabies vaccine, because rabies is required by law.
Most vets are willing to do the shots when you bring the cat in to be neutered.. however, its best to have his shots done a few weeks before the neuter so its less stress on his immune system.

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Why would you have an unvaccinated cat? Distemper, hepatitis, rabies are all bad things for a cat to have.

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Most vets will at least require a rabies vaccine, because rabies is required by law.
All our pups/kittens get s/n as soon as they can - 2lbs for kittens and 3 months for pups (the shelter does it earlier) and of course at that age they don't have the rabies shot yet. The rabies shot shouldn't be given before 4 months of age anyway.
I don't see a reason why a pet should be vaccinated before the surgery.
Why would you have an unvaccinated cat? Distemper, hepatitis, rabies are all bad things for a cat to have.
as are auto immune diseases, vaccinosis and cancer - all due to those oodles of vaccines.

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I know most vets around here wont do a s/n unless the animal at least has rabies.. if you bring in an unvaccinated animal to be done, they will do the rabies... providing its age appropriate of course.
A few of the vets will not do a pediatric s/n. My vet was leary to neuter Fred when he was 5 months.. he really wanted to wait until 6. By that age, yes they should have their rabies.. if not, the vet wont s/n unless you are willing to get a rabies vacc.
as mentioned tho.. why would you want your cat unvaccinated? Even if its an indoor only cat. What if he slips out the door? Some of those diseases you can bring home on your body.

Why would you have an unvaccinated cat? Distemper, hepatitis, rabies are all bad things for a cat to have.
as are auto immune diseases, vaccinosis and cancer - all due to those oodles of vaccines.
I dont agree with vaccinating every year, but if the cat has never been vaccinated, it needs it.
Rabies is required by law regardless.

Why would you have an unvaccinated cat? Distemper, hepatitis, rabies are all bad things for a cat to have.
as are auto immune diseases, vaccinosis and cancer - all due to those oodles of vaccines.
I dont agree with vaccinating every year, but if the cat has never been vaccinated, it needs it.
Rabies is required by law regardless.

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I'm going to get him vaccinated asap, but I would like to get him neutered this month because it only costs $10. I just wanted to make sure it would be safe to get him neutered before he had his shots.
He is an adult cat (I'm guessing about 2 years old) that the neighbor found and then gave to us.
Would it be safe for me to have him get his shots now and then get him neutered later this month?

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You need to be asking your vet these question as they all have their own requirments.

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as long as he is a healthy cat, it should be safe for him to get his shots now and get neutered later this month.

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Thank you for the help everyone! I'm going to take him to the vet tomorrow to get his shots and make an appointment for him to be neutered.

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Wow, I was planning on making an appointment to get my unvaccinated cats spayed, but now I'm going to make an appointment to get their shots asap.
Thanks for posting this. I didnt think it was important to have them vaccinated because they never leave the house, even if they get out the door, there is still another door they need to get through to get outside.

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I stand by my statement - ALL young animals should have at least the puppy/kitten set of shots. To not vaccinate at all ever is just plain irresponsible.

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To not vaccinate at all ever is just plain irresponsible.
That's quite a bold statement you made there.
Not vaccinating is done by extremely responsible individuals/breeders and vets who have done tremendous amounts of research on the issue.
Taking the easy way out and NOT researching the issue and thinking for yourself IS irresponsible, though.

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I did the whole nine yards.Testing, shots etc for my cats before fixing.Then it got so expensive and didn't do it anymore.I see no difference in their health.I can get shots after they are fixed if I choose.
With doing the low cost cat clinic I find that people want them FIXED and not shots.Maybe shots later.I am for that.I encourage getting the animal fixed.Most of the time these are barn cats, strays etc and not the typical cat that will be indoors.Maybe they should have shots but I want them fixed and so do the owners.
For some calls I get people say it is $250.00 to get my dog fixed with shots/ testing.They cannot afford that so I do tell them of vets that do fix without shots.They love it and say they will do shots later.Their dog/cat is getting old enough to get pregnant.So they go for the vet who will just fix and cuts the cost more than half.
So it is whatever a person chooses.Vets are now saying that shots should only be given every 3 years once a booster is given.
lynn

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All cats should be given the first set of shots, after that if they are indoor only they really only require the rabies shot every 3 years.
Titer tests can be performed at the annual exam to check levels.