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Hello I live in Indonesia on a small island with no vets around! Every now and again a free cat clinic comes to the island to spay and neuter the cats as there are so many. Two days ago I bought some vaccines and gave one to my boy cat then today took him to neutered then when I picked him up I mentioned about the vaccines and the vet said it was very bad and he might die. I'm really worried about him now and feel horrible for doing it. Is it likely he's going to get very sick? What should I watch out for? Any advice will be greatly appreciated thank you.

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Hi,
The primary thing about a vaccine is that it should not be administered in stressful situations.Other words,if you vaccinate an animal,some immune reactions are to happen in the body so as to bring a healthy immunity against the diseases vaccinated for. These immune reactions usually happens in the first few days of the vaccination. Any stress during this time is not good and may not bring about the desired effect for the vaccination.

The vet said it is bad since you put your cat to stress the very next day of vaccine by way of neutering.

Your animal may not necessarily become sick because of this,if he is otherwise healthy.What you need is to provide the same vaccine,one more shot,once he has completely out of stress from the neutering process and healthy. This can be after 3 to 4 weeks.  

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Large and Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Farm Management,Preventive medicine http://binduanand.webs.com/

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A Senior Veterinary Surgeon with more than 25 years’ experience in the field of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry. Mixed animal Practice that will utilize my skills in medicine and surgery, public health, client relations, and developing relationships within the community, such as humane society

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Veterinary Consultant with Department of Animal Resources,Ministry of Environment,State of Qatar (Present). Animal Husbandry Department, Government of Kerala, India. Oakland's Park, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Severnside Veterinary Center, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Saud Bahwan Group, Sultanate of Oman. Trivandrum Regional Co-operative Milk Producers Union,Kerala,India.

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BVSc & AH (Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry) 1990. College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala, India under Kerala Agricultural University. Certificates Of Accomplishments- Equine Nutrition- University of Edinburgh Principles of Public Health-University of California, Irvine. AIDS- Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. General Environmental Health – EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Food Protection-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Zoonoses:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Food Safety:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Occupational Safety and Health-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Rabies Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Animal Handler & Vaccinator Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Wildlife Conservation-United for Wildlife

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