FVRCP – Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia
FVRCP is a potentially fatal Upper Respiratory Infection that especially kittens and cats lacking in immune systems are highly susceptible to. A large majority of cats coming from shelters are infected with this illness. This is considered the basic vaccine for all cats. Kittens should be vaccinated at 6-8 weeks with boosters given at 10-12 weeks and 14-16 weeks, then annually after that. It causes runny nose, runny eyes, sneezing, and lethargy.
Leukemia is a virus that affects a cat’s immune system. It is passed through close contact with an infected cat. Saliva, sharing a litter box or food dish and bite wounds all transfer the disease from one cat to another. Cats who go outdoors or come from shelters are more susceptible to Leukemia. Once the immune system is harmed the cat is more likely to develop different types of cancer.
Chlamydia is a respiratory infection that can cause sneezing, fever a thick discharge from the eyes. Kittens are most susceptible to this illness. Chlamydia can be transferred without direct contact. If a human has been in contact with an infected cat, or through infected bedding, then an otherwise healthy cat can be exposed. Because it is so easy to pass this disease, we recommend even indoor cats receive the vaccine annually.
FIV – Feline AIDS
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus is similar to human AIDS as it attacks and destroys the cat’s natural immune system. Outdoor cats are most likely to become infected through bite wounds from infected cats. We recommend anyone allowing their cat to go outdoors should vaccinate them annually to prevent this life threatening illness.
Rabies is a fatal viral infection that destroys the dog’s nervous system and brain. It is contagious to all mammals, including humans. The virus is passed through bites from an infected animal. Wildlife such as raccoons, skunks and more recently bats are the largest source of Rabies. Prevention of this disease is available in vaccine form. Rabies is a required vaccine for dogs travelling across the US/ Canada border, for air travel anywhere in the world, for trips to the groomers, doggy daycare or training classes.
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