Cat Vaccines

Vaccinations:

It is important that your cat be vaccinated at all stages of her life. We recommend the following vaccines for most of our feline patients:

  • HCP, or the “Feline Distemper/Upper Respiratory Vaccine” protects against these diseases
    • Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis and Feline Calicivirus – result in the majority of most reline respiratory diseases and are easily transmitted.
      Symptoms include nasal or ocular discharge, sneezing, conjunctivitis, ulcers of the oral cavity, anorexia and depression.
    • Panleukopenia – (Feline Distemper) a highly contagious, often fatal disease. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration and abdominal pain.
    • We administer this vaccine every 3 years once adult immunity has been established.

  • FeLV, or the “Feline Leukemia” vaccine protects against the virus that produces immunosuppression, which can lead to other diseases or infections and eventually, some forms of cancer. The disease is transmitted by direct contact with infected cats. We administer this vaccine every 2 years once adult immunity has been established.
  • Rabies – The law requires that all pets be kept current on their rabies vaccine. Failure to do so could result in a fine and citation. In the event your pet bites someone, quarantine or other public safety measures may be ordered by local law enforcement.
  • For cats, we offer either an annual or three year vaccine. Rabies is a viral disease that can affect all warm-blooded mammals.