FELINE VACCINATIONS

FVRCPC   Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (FVR)

  • Transmitted through oral, nasal & ocular discharge & through the air; also transmitted on surfaces such as floors, a persons hands, etc...; no cat to cat contact required.

  • Causes sneezing, loss of appetite, fever, & discharge from the eyes & nose.

  • Often fatal in kittens.

  • Vaccination recommended for all cats.

  • Vaccinate at 8, 12, & 16 weeks, repeat in 1 year, then every 3 years.

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Calicivirus (C)

  • Transmitted through oral, nasal & ocular discharge & through the air; also transmitted on surfaces such as floors, a persons hands, etc...; no cat to cat contact required.

  • Causes sneezing, loss of appetite, fever, oral ulcers, & discharge from the eyes & nose.

  • Certain strains often fatal.

  • Vaccination recommended for all cats.

  • Vaccinate at 8, 12, & 16 weeks, repeat in 1 year, then every 3 years.


Panleukopenia, also called Distemper (P)

  • Transmitted through the air; no cat to cat contact required.

  • Causes fever, loss of appetite, depression, dehydration, vomiting and diarrhea.

  • Often fatal.

  • Vaccination recommended for all cats.

  • Vaccinate at 8, 12, & 16 weeks, repeat in 1 year, then every 3 years.


Chlamydia/Pneumonitis (C)

  • Transmitted through the air; no cat to cat contact required.

  • Causes sneezing, fever, loss of appetite, nasal discharge & inflamed eyes .

  • Usually not fatal.

  • Vaccination recommended for all cats.

  • Vaccinate at 8, 12, & 16 weeks, repeat in 1 year, then every 3 years.


Rabies

  • Transmitted through infected saliva; animal to animal contact usually required.

  • Can infect all mammals including humans.

  • Causes severe damage to the central nervous system and paralysis.

  • Almost always fatal.

  • Vaccination required for all cats.

  • Vaccinate at 16 weeks, repeat in one year, then every 1-3 years depending on the type of vaccine administered.

 

Feline Leukemia (FeLv)

  • Transmitted through infected body fluids; cat to cat contact usually but not always required.

  • Often causes different forms of cancer.

  • Decreases the ability of the immune system to respond to infections.

  • Vaccination recommended for all cats that go outdoors.

  • Vaccinate at 12 & 16 weeks, then annually thereafter.

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