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Our cat had his last rabies vac, in 2010. He recently has

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Our cat had his last rabies vac, in 2010. He recently has a bite on his stomach. Is it possible that the 2010 vac, could still be protecting him?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Linda replied 2 years ago.
Hello, this is Dr. Linda. I hope I can help with your question today. Duration of immunity from a vaccination can vary tremendously from animal to animal. If your cat had been previously vaccinated for at least several years prior to 2010, then it is possible some immunity remains. But without conducting a vaccine titer, it is impossible to tell. Now, if 2010 was the one & only rabies vaccination, then we could pretty safely say there is very little immunity left.If your cat is healthy, & has not bitten or scratched any one recently, then have a veterinarian give a rabies booster now. This will begin to protect him quickly. Consider a three year rabies vaccination if this is available in your area.I hope this makes sense & has addressed your concerns. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to respond.Thank you.