Vaccinations – Connecticut Cat Connection

Feline panleukopenia, FPV or FPL (also called feline infectious enteritis or feline distemper) caused by FPL virus or feline parvovirus (FPLV). Jane Meggitt has been a writer for more than 20 years. This reaction seems to be very uncommon in the Australian cat population (which is a different genetic subset of the british moggy cat population than the USA ones). Symptoms may include coughing, sneezing, and nasal/eye discharge. There is no guarantee your cat will receive a ‘booster’ by the ‘natural challenge’ of disease faced in the wild. Multi-cat households or indoor-outdoor cats are at risk of catching this infection.

Some specific vaccines contain adjuvants or substances added to them which are necessary to activate the vaccine and stimulate effectiveness. The vaccination is repeated after 1 year. Kittens are not usually vaccinated for the first nine weeks of life. Cats eat infected fleas and the tapeworm attaches to the intestine. In addition to an FVRCPC vaccine, your cat should also be vaccinated against rabies. WHEN DO YOU NEED TO VACCINATE?

Feline Calicivirus attacks the respiratory tract, the mouth, with ulceration of the tongue and to a lesser extent the intestines, and the musculoskeletal system. These vaccinations may or may not be necessary. As cat owners ourselves, we recognize that the decision to vaccinate cats is not without controversy. If cats who have been exposed to the herpes virus are not well vaccinated, a host of problems including respiratory and eye infections can set in. Discharge can cause the cat rub your eyes when they bite insistent. Significant mortality resulting from FPV infection is found in younger cats, although the virus affects all age groups [12].

For more information, visit our website. Ms. Kittens should receive an FVRCP vaccine at 8, 12, and 16 weeks of age, then annually after that. Exams for your pet are crucial for him or her to remain in good health. We also inoculate kittens and cats against Rabies. It can be ingested directly or transferred to a healthy cat via contaminated water, feed bowls, or on shoes and clothing.

Apart from an indoor cat getting loose, simple encounters with other pets could also bring upon dangerous disease. Aside from getting quality, affordable pet vaccines at a visit to Good Neighbor Vet, you also get comprehensive pet health exams, preventative care recommendations and education, and deworming. There may be a need if they have expired by a number of years. For many years, humans have thought of vaccines as ‘all good and no bad’ but that line of thought cannot be further from the truth. Moreover, dogs receive a customized vaccination protocol also based on environment. A: For many years, it had been recommended that cats receive routine vaccinations on an annual basis.

The VetPen enables pets to receive more accurate doses consistently. Young cats are especially susceptible to panleukopenia. If you have an adult cat who hasn’t been vaccinated before, they will also be given two injections. Rabies is a deadly virus that can affect people and animals. Feline respiratory disease can affect cats of all ages but is especially common in young kittens. Core vaccines protect against disease causing organisms that are prevalent in the environment and which are irrespective of your pet’s lifestyle.

Preventative medicine is our goal here at Animal Care Center. Dr. We recommend this vaccine for all cats, usually beginning at 8-9 weeks of age with a second dose or booster given 3-4 weeks later. Directions to Good Neighbor Vet’s East Vancouver/Camas Pet Clinic: From I-205 N take Exit 28 toward Mill Plain Blvd E, go .3 mi, Turn right at SE Mill Plain Blvd., go 4.1 mi, Turn left at SE 192nd Ave., go .8 mi, SWWA Humane Society will be on the left. The Feline vaccination recommendations at Apalachee River Animal Hospital are based upon the vaccine guidelines oulined by the American Association of Feline Practicioners (AAFP). Vaccinations have greatly reduced the incidence of a number of infectious diseases over the past few decades.

Question I have a 5 month old exotic shorthair kitten who has been diagnosed with feline herpes and she has horrible breath (smells like decay). Good Neighbor Vet has multiple locations throughout Washington, Idaho, and Oregon serving pets throughout the Northwest.