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Feline Recommended Vaccine Schedule

 

Kitten vaccines can start between 6-8 weeks of age, we recommend the following;

Please note that if vaccines are started at 6 weeks of age, additional boosters will be given every 4 weeks until they are a minimum of 16 weeks of age to ensure adequate immunity has developed against the pathogens for which we are vaccinating for.

*PLEASE BRING PROOF OF CURRENT VACCINES AT FIRST VISIT*

8 Weeks of Age

  • Exam

  • FVRCP #1

  • Deworming #1 (For Some Intestinal Parasites)

  • Fecal Test (Parasite Severity)

 

12 Weeks of Age

  • Exam

  • FVRCP #2

  • Leukemia #1

  • Rabies

  • Deworming #2

 

16 Weeks of Age

  • Exam

  • FVRCP #3 (Final)

  • Leukemia #2

  • Deworming #3

  • Spay Bloodwork

 

Feline Vaccine Definitions

 

FVRCP – “Feline Distemper” which covers most upper respiratory viral infections that cats commonly get

  • Feline Panleukopenia - This viral infection behaves like a parvo virus affecting the bone marrow.

  • Herpes and Calici Virus - These are viral upper respiratory tract infections that can cause chronic infections if the cat is exposed and not vaccinated. Commonly these will affect the eyes as well.

Felv – Feline Leukemia is a retroviral infection that has no cure or effective therapy. All kittens should receive this vaccine at 12 and 16 weeks of age and again at one year of age. Outdoor cats or cats exposed to outdoor cats should be vaccinated every year for this viral infection.

Rabies – Feline rabies vaccines are generally given annually with a non-adjuvant one year rabies vaccine to protect against the rabies virus. Some clinics use a three year rabies vaccine which has been linked to vaccine associated sarcomas due to the adjuvant contained in the vaccine. Please note that the rabies vaccine is legally required in all 50 States for both dogs and cats no matter the indoor/outdoor status of the pet.

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