vaccinated cat

healthy cat!

Why Vaccinate?

Vaccines help prevent many illnesses that affect pets. Vaccinating your pet has long been considered one of the easiest ways to help him live a long, healthy life. Not only are there different vaccines for different diseases, there are different types and combinations of vaccines. Vaccination is a procedure that has risks and benefits that must be weighed for every pet relative to his lifestyle and health. Your veterinarian can determine a vaccination regime that will provide the safest and best protection for your individual animal.

Timing and Frequency of Vaccinations

For kittens: Kittens automatically receive antibodies in the milk their mother produces if their mother has a healthy immune system. When the kitten is around six to eight weeks of age, your veterinarian can begin to administer a series of vaccines at three- or four-week intervals until the kitten reaches 16 weeks of age.

For adult cats: Adult cats might be revaccinated annually or every three years.

de-Worm

Pyrantel pamoate suspension is used to treat certain worm infections (Hookworms and Roundworms. It works by paralyzing the nervous system of the untestinal parasite, the parasite is then passed in the stool. It is not effective against tapeworms and or whipworms.

FVRCP

FVRCP prevents three potentially deadly airborne viruses.

Rhinotracheitis is triggered by the common feline herpes virus. Symptoms include sneezing, runny nose and drooling. Your cats eyes may become crusted with mucous and your cat may sleep more and eat much less than normal. If left untreated this disease can cause dehydration, starvation and eventually death.

Calicivirus has similar symptoms, affecting the respiratory system and also causing ulcers in the mouth. Also can cause pneumonia if left untreated, kittens and senior cat are especially vulnerable.

Panleukopenia, also known as distemper and can spread easily from one cat to another, is especially common in kittens who have not yet been vaccinated against it, and symptoms include fever, vomiting and bloody diarrhea. Disease progresses rapidly and requires immediate medical attention. Without treatment, a cat can diie within 12 hours of contracting disease.

FVRCP will not only protect against rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia, but may fight off other viruses as well.

rabies

The Rabies virus is a neurotropic virus that causes rabies in humans and animals. Rabies transmission can occur through the saliva of wild animals like raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes. The rabies virus infects the central nervous system, ultimately causing disease in the brain and death. In most states it’s the law to vaccinate against Rabies.

Felv

FelV- Feline Leukemia

FelV is a disease that impairs the cat’s immune system and causes certain types of cancer. This virus infection is responsible for a majority of deaths in household cats, affecting all breeds. Male cats are more likely to contract the infection than females and it is usually seen between ages one to six years old.

Feline leukemia is usually contracted from cat to cat transmission via bites, close contact, grooming and sharing bowls or litter pans. It can also be transmitted to a kitten at birth or through mother’s milk. Kittens are much more susceptible to the virus, and cats that have outdoor access.