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Cat Vaccinations

Vaccines are important for your cat whether she spends her time indoors or outdoors. They can help prevent several life-threatening diseases and are generally very safe.

Does my indoor cat need to be vaccinated?

Your indoor cat should be vaccinated! We recommend FVRCP and Rabies every three years. FVRCP is a group of highly contagious diseases and Rabies poses a human health risk.

What is FVRCP and core vaccine for cats?

FVRCP is a single vaccine which protects against several diseases. It protects against feline Rhinotracheitis (herpes virus), Calicivirus, and panleukopenia.

How often does my adult cat need vaccination?

FVRCP and Rabies are given every 3 years. Some boarding facilities may require yearly FVRCP. The feline leukemia virus vaccine is given yearly.

Are there any risks associated with vaccines?

The most common symptoms we note after a vaccine are a mild lethargy, possibly a mild fever and a decreased appetite. It is not unlike what some people experience after a flu vaccine. Rarely an allergic-type reaction may be seen with facial swelling, vomiting, diarrhea, or trouble breathing. There is a very small risk of vaccine-associated sarcomas, which can be connected to leukemia and rabies vaccines and seems to happen in genetically predisposed cats.


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