The importance of vaccinations and the overall health and longevity of your cat cannot be understated. Cat vaccinations have been medically proven to combat the transmission of crippling and fatal feline diseases.
Does my indoor cat need to be vaccinated?
Cat and kitten vaccines are dependent on several factors including indoor and outdoor living conditions and also if there are pre-existing medical conditions. You should always discuss these factors with your veterinarian to help determine what your cat’s vaccine schedule should be.
What are FVRCP and core vaccines for cats?
Core vaccinations for cats help combat upper respiratory diseases. It consists of RCP~ Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia (feline distemper), and Rabies.
How often does my adult cat need to be vaccinated?
Core vaccines for an adult cat that has had all the previous recommended kitten vaccines are vaccinated every 3 years. The rabies vaccine after it has been given in the first year as a kitten will then be administered every 3 years. A wellness exam is still recommended to be done on a yearly basis.
Are there any risks associated with cat vaccines?
Vaccinations stimulate your cat or kitten’s immune system to create protection from infectious diseases. It can cause mild symptoms such as soreness at the injection site, fever, or allergic reactions. The benefits of vaccinating your cat greatly outweigh the risks. As with any medical procedure, there is a small chance of negative side effects.