Vaccinations are an important part of your cat’s yearly preventative care. Core vaccinations for cats include rabies and FVRCP (Feline Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia). We also offer vaccination for Feline Leukemia, a serious immune disease that can be contracted from scratches and bites of other cats. This vaccine is highly recommended for any cat that spends any time outdoors or is in contact with other cats.
Does my indoor cat need to be vaccinated?
Yes, even indoor cats should be up to date on their core vaccines. Rabies vaccinations are required by law for all pets regardless if they are indoor only. A viral and bacterial disease can still be a risk for your indoor cat as well. They can be brought into the household on people or other animals.
What are FVRCP and core vaccines for cats?
Core vaccines for cats include rabies and the FVRCP vaccine. The FVRCP vaccine provides vaccination for Feline Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia. These diseases can all be contracted from direct or indirect contact with other felines.
How often does my adult cat need to be vaccinated?
Adult cats need to be vaccinated yearly. It also provided an opportunity for a yearly physical exam.
Are there any risks associated with cat vaccines?
There are no known risks to annual vaccination. Vaccinations can prevent several serious and potentially life-threatening diseases.