Lady came in, wanting an older cat who would be a companion for her elderly cat. No problem, I did have one. Now, our Vet had checked this cat. Certainly, I've never seen anything wrong with him. He did do this funny thing with his mouth, kinda moving it like someone put peanut butter on his gums. As far we we could tell, he was fine. Lady adopted him, took him home.
Forward to this afternoon, she comes in, very upset telling the ladies at the counter that the cat had died, and her vet said the cat had been deathly ill. When I went out, she said she had given him his shots, then he had a seizure. We do give people a full listing of what we have done to each animal...and when. He was NOT due for any boosters on anything.
Lady then decided (much against my own judgement, but then....the ladies at the counter had only her vet story) to take another cat. We are waiting, with hopes and prayers, that THIS cat doesn't die, isn't returned deathly ill....or given something she does not need.
I did manage to keep lady with small children from adopting the exact WRONG cat. She was looking at the very cat who would be guaranteed to put deep scratches into the first person who touched her wrong. Instead, she took the older, much more laid back, and much bigger cat.
Still....we give people the vaccination and meds list for a reason. You then go to your vet, and he/she decides what is needed, based on what the cat has already had. Already had the three in one? They don't need it. Oh...and please...never ever ever ever give a cat flea meds that is actually for a dog. That will throw them into a seizure too.