Many diseases affecting cats can now be prevented through vaccination. A vaccination schedule prepared by your veterinarian can greatly contribute to good general health and a longer life span for your cat. It’s important to schedule an appointment with us for a vaccine treatment tailored to your cat’s health and lifestyle needs.
We recommend all cats be vaccinated against these important diseases:
Rabies is a very severe disease, which is predominantly fatal for unvaccinated pets. Both indoor and outdoor cats are at risk for contracting rabies. Any cat can become infected if he or she is exposed, which is why it is essential that to keep your cat protected with consistent rabies vaccines.
Feline Panleukopenia (FPV) (Distemper):
Feline distemper is among the most widespread of all cat diseases, and is extremely contagious. Characterized by fever, loss of appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea, feline panleukopenia causes high death loss, particularly among kittens.
Feline Rhinotracheitis (herpesvirus-1):
Feline herpes virus is a common viral infection that can affect cats of all ages and breeds worldwide. FHV-1 is an upper respiratory infection of the nose and throat in cats with no cure.
Feline Calicivirus (FCV):
Another serious feline respiratory infection, this often occurs simultaneously with feline viral rhinotracheitis. Signs of infection include fever, loss of appetite, nasal discharge, and calicivirus-infected cats may also have ulcers on the tongue.
Feline Leukemia (FeLV):
Feline leukemia is a viral disease which can take several forms. Some cats have transient infections with few ill effects. Others may have persistent infections varying in severity, some of which could be fatal over time. Extensive scientific research has shown no relationship between feline leukemia and human leukemia.