Vaccinating your cat has long been considered one of the easiest ways to help them live a long, healthy life. Vaccines help prevent many illnesses that affect cats. There are different vaccines for certain diseases, different types and combinations depending on your cat’s lifestyle. Core vaccines are recommended to all healthy cats and protect them against Panleukopenia (feline distemper), feline calicivirus, feline herpesvirus (rhinotracheitis) and rabies. Non-core vaccines are given depending on lifestyle (i.e. feline leukemia).
Does my indoor cat need to be vaccinated?
Most clients vaccinate their indoor cats to booster their immune system and make sure they don’t get sick if they accidentally slip out of the house. Most indoor cats don’t necessarily need Leukemia or Rabies.
What are FVRCP and core vaccines for cats?
Core vaccines include Panleukopenia (feline distemper), feline calicivirus, feline herpesvirus (rhinotracheitis).
How often does my adult cat need to be vaccinated?
Adult cats need to be vaccinated yearly for Rabies. We only carry the 1-year Rabies vaccine. Core vaccines are boostered at one year and then are on a 3-year rotation after that.
Are there any risks associated with cat vaccines?
Some cats may experience side effects from vaccinations. These include but not limited to; fever, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, lameness, hives, swelling or redness around the injection site. Majority of cats have no side effects.