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My adult son is getting ready to fly home with a cat he's

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Hi,
My adult son is getting ready to fly home with a cat he's had for two or three months. He does not know the pet's vaccination history. Any harm in giving the 6 yr old rabies shot and other vaccinations? Need certificate to fly to NY I believe.
Thanks,
Pauline
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 1 year ago.
Hello Pauline, I'm Dr. Deb. I'll do my best to help you today.
No, there shouldn't be any harm in giving vaccines to Chloe without knowing her vaccination history.
This sort of situation happens all the time as you might expect. I've worked at a cat-only shelter where we frequently don't have up to date records and yet we vaccinate these cats to protect them (and other residents). I've yet to see a problem because they might have been previously vaccinated.
It should be fine to vaccinate her.
I hope this helps and that she and your son have a good flight. Deb