- Oct 1, 2011
I have never heard anything about Sphynxes having any sort of susceptibility. Someone correct me if I'm wrong on this, but the vast majority of health/medical information is equally applicable to all breeds. And I've read a few places that no congenital disorders have been specifically connected to the Sphynx breed.I have a question about all this vaccine stuff. Im much more familier with canine vaccines, not so much cats, so help me out here.... Are Sphynx cats MORE suseptable to side affects or illness from vacs than a regular fuzzy cat? what if I plan on taking my future naked baby on outtings with me to the petstore, friends places, etc..... I will never let my cat out w/o a leash/harness, but would really enjoy taking him with me anywhere that i can. I guess there is not way to be 100% sure we would never come across a sick cat. what type of vaccines should i give or avoid??
Astor didn't get anything more than core vaccines. My vet advised to only vaccinate against diseases for which he would be at risk--as an indoor kitty (even with my intentions of taking him out on a harness occasionally), his risk is negligible.
My area doesn't have a lot of strays around either, so I can't imagine us even coming across one--let alone being in a situation where Astor could actually be bitten.
I don't remember if FIV has been discussed yet, but a huge drawback for that vaccine is that, once vaccinated, FIV tests will always come back positive because it detects the antibodies from the vaccine.