Dear Elliott

Dear Elliott,

Last week my brother and I had our annual exam and vaccinations.  My brother only received 2 shots, while I on the other hand got 3.  The veterinarian said it was because I like to play with my friends outside, while my brother would never dream of touching the grass.  What gives?


Picked On

Dear Picked On,

I know getting an extra vaccination is not fun, but it is for your protection.  The vaccination you received is the Feline Leukemia vaccine.  We recommend this for any cats going outside.  It is a serious condition that can be fatal.  It is transmitted by infected cats through saliva, blood and urine.  So wrestling with your pals down the block could expose you to this disease.  Since your brother only comes in contact with you, you are protecting him as well.