Many cat diseases 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 needs.
Below are the most important diseases for which we can provide vaccinations:
One of the world's most publicized and feared diseases, rabies is almost always fatal. The rabies virus attacks the brain and central nervous system and is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected animal. In the early 1980s there were more reports of rabies in cats than in dogs. This situation has led many authorities to recommend a rabies vaccination for each and every cat.
Feline Panleukopenia (Feline 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 Viral Rhinotracheitis (FVR):
This highly contagious respiratory disease is characterized by sneezing, loss of appetite, fever and eye inflammation. As the disease progresses, a discharge is noticeable from both nose and eyes.
Feline Calicivirus (FCV):
Another serious feline respiratory infection, this often occurs simultaneously with feline viral rhinotracheitis. Signs of infection are much like those of FVR (fever, loss of appetite, nasal discharge), but calicivirus-infected cats may also have ulcers on the tongue.
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.
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