How Often Do Cats Need Rabies Shots? Vet’s Opinion

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What is Rabies?

Rabies is a virus that can infect animals and humans. If caught, it can't be cured or treated and is, sadly, always fatal.

How is Rabies Transmitted?

Why Vaccinate against Rabies?

In some US states, it is the law for all cats to be vaccinated against the deadly disease, regardless of whether they live indoors or out.

Do Indoor Cats need to be Vaccinated against Rabies?

How Long does Immunity Last after a Rabies Shot?

So, how often do Cats need Rabies Shots?


Dr. Hannah Godfrey MRCVS graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2011. Although she initially worked in mixed practice treating all species, she found a love for small animal work and has worked exclusively with dogs and cats since 2014. She lives in Wales with her partner, son, and two cats (named Poppy and Ashton Kutcher), and writes comedy fiction in her spare time.

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