Vaccines are essential to your pet’s health. Please read about the different types we may recommend for your kitten or cat.
There can be much confusion about which vaccines are needed by your pet. No longer is there a “one size fits all” mentality about cat vaccinations. The exposure your pet has to other dogs, cats, and wildlife will be one of the several factors that determine which vaccines our veterinarians will recommend. Once we understand your pet’s social lifestyle (this excludes online dating) we will recommend certain vaccines that are important to your pet’s health.
Cat Vaccination Cost Savings
Our policy at Mixed Pet is to provide vaccines with the longest duration of immunity. Several of the dog vaccines and cat vaccines last for 2 or 3 years. If comparing costs, ensure that you are comparing apples to apples. Using these longer duration vaccines are a cost savings for our clients. Just one of the many ways that we help you save money!
Common Cat Vaccines
Rabies and FVRCP
The vaccines that are most important to cats are Rabies and FVRCP, also known as Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia. Both cause respiratory infections and pneumonia, and Panleukopenia, actually this is a cat Parvovirus similar to the dog disease.
Feline Leukemia and Immunodeficiency Virus
Cats that go outside should be vaccinated against Feline Leukemia Virus, which usually causes death of infected cats, and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, which is actually Cats AIDS.
Cats that go outside should also be vaccinated against Bordetella to prevent this very serious respiratory infection that can cause pneumonia and even death.
Frequently Asked Questions
Depending on the state, all cats are required by law to get a rabies vaccine every year or three years. Outside cats should get the distemper and respiratory vaccine every three years and the leukemia vaccine every two years.
Unvaccinated cats have the potential of becoming infected by diseases that can cause short-term or long-term ailments or death.
Never. You cannot stop vaccinating your cat for rabies. Outside cats should receive vaccines for their entire lives.
All cats should be vaccinated before going outside.
According to CDC guidelines, all cats should be wormed twice a year. Regardless if they are indoor or outdoor cats.
The 3-in-1 vaccine is for panleukopenia (also known as distemper), rhinotracheitis, or calicivirus. The last two are respiratory viruses.