Recently lost a beautiful kitten named Socrates who I had just began to bond to him. At 8 weeks I took him in for vaccinations and neutering which is required where I live for all pets. Well established, reputable rescue/veterinarian center and when he came home he began hiding under the bed and not wanting to be bothered.
About a week and he just began falling over and when I took him to another vet, I was told he had severe infection of Cat aidslike virus. That is what I paid all the money to have hime vaccinated against? Don't they check for infections before they vaccinate an animal? I am lonely for another cat, or dog and so many being euthanized, but alas I am reluctant to even adopt one now, for fear of more wasted time, money, and the emotional drain when you have to give them over to the dead in only a few short weeks, or even months? I understand that no vet can guarantee health but it seems like those procedures are what exaserbated this process, if he didn't pick the virus up while there for the first time. Poor little guy I felt so bad when the vet told me he was likely in a lot of pain and din't want to move to avoid it. That really got me, and I still feel so bad about it. Is this standard operating procedures? It really sucks and wasn't cheap either!