Cats

VACCINATION NAMES

Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (FVR)

A respiratory disease found in cats

Calici Virus (C)

An Upper respiratory virus that produces flu-like symptoms

Rabies (R)

A viral disease fatal to humans and other animals

Panleukopenia (P)

Commonly known as feline distemper, this is a viral infection caused be feline parvovirus

Feline Leukemia (FeLV)

This virus infects cells of the immune system (the white blood cells)killing or damaging them. It leaves cats vulnerable to a wide variety of other diseases and infections.

FVRCP                              $20 Rabies                                  $20 Deworming $20--50
FeLV $20 Fecal Testing $37.50  

Cat Vaccinations

 

Vaccinations are an easy way to protect your cat from contagious diseases. Our team at Mission Veterinary Clinic and Animal Emergency Hospital in Granada Hills would like to explore the vaccines your cat needs to stay protected.

Rabies

In California, rabies vaccines are not required for cats. It is still strongly recommended that kittens and cats get the rabies vaccine since they could be exposed to rabies through other pets, wildlife, and any prey that they could catch. Some pet hotels and boarding facilities require all cats to be vaccinated for rabies. Kittens as young as eight weeks old can get the rabies vaccine. A booster is needed during the first year, then every year or three years thereafter, depending on what kind of vaccine was given.

Feline Distemper

This is also called panleukopenia. This disease is highly contagious and often fatal. This is considered a core vaccine since this is one of the diseases your cat will most likely be exposed to. Kittens get their first doses as young as six weeks old, then get another dose three or four weeks later. A booster vaccination is needed next year. Afterward, a booster only needs to be given every three years.

Feline Herpesvirus

This is another core vaccine since it is highly contagious. Feline herpesvirus is incurable. It can cause severe upper respiratory illnesses, conjunctivitis, and blindness from keratitis. The dosage is the same as for feline distemper.

Calicivirus

Calicivirus is a very contagious upper respiratory disease that can cause a host of health problems like joint pain, anemia, fever, and mouth ulcers. This is another core vaccine. The dosage is the same as for the other core vaccines.

Bordetella

Although it is not a core vaccine, it is highly recommended for cats that will meet a lot of other cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, or other animals. Bordetella is a disease that is highly contagious not only to cats but to many other species. Cats and kittens traveling or living in homes with other animals should get the Bordetella vaccine. Healthy kittens as young as one month can get the first dose, then two doses are needed one year apart.

Vaccine Side Effects

Most cats and kittens experience little to no side effects with vaccines. The most common side effect is that the pet might be more tired than usual for a day. Other side effects include swelling, hair loss, infection, or minor bleeding at the injection site. It is recommended to keep your pet at the vet’s office for at least 20 minutes after getting a vaccine for the first time to make sure the pet does not go into shock.

Get Your Cat Vaccinated in Granada Hills, CA

If you have questions about your cat’s vaccinations and live in the Granada Hills area, contact Mission Veterinary Clinic and Animal Emergency Hospital to speak with Dr. Li or Dr. Sefildzhian. Call our team today at (818) 363-8143 to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians.

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