This time last year, Faith had her final booster after she had the kittens and that meant Lillibet was due hers too. Well, last year, it all went OK and no one had a reaction. Simon used the same vaccine as before and by the time we reached home, little Lillibet was sneezing and coughing. I mean, what is all that about. She then went on to have a fever late at night (after the Vet was closed of course). She had to sleep in with the Parentals and Momma administered fluids and by morning she was tucking into tiny 'first' kitten biscuits and wetfood which are both high in protein, vitamins and pro-biotics as well as copious amounts of 'Maimor Vitamin cream'. She was fine, but just felt 'off colour'... but could manage large amounts of kitten food... Mmmm funny that!
The effects of a reaction like this is sort of unheard of and that's why Momma chooses a Vet who uses the PurVax product. It is the only vaccine on the market to have Non-Adjuvants*, it's good stuff, but poor Lillibet, despite this, still feels pretty rotten. It will possibly take her a few days to get over the 'fake flue' but whilst she is doing so, she is being spoiled rotten with the best of everything AGAIN! I purrsonally think that the 'Neuter-UM' chip, followed by the Pyometra, followed by blood poisoning, followed by a large dose of vaccine has tipped her little body into overdrive and her immune system is in turmoil. But what do the Parentals do? Leave her unvaccinated to catch whatever lurgy is going around and then not be able to go out on visits, exhibitions and holidays... ?
Well, needless to say, Momma feels pretty rotten!
*Adjuvants are additives that increase the immune response and may present potential risks to feline patients, such as injection site reactions and chronic inflammation.