Proper vaccinations are an important component to preventative medicine and overall health of your feline friends. Numerous diseases that can be fatal can be avoided with proper vaccinations. Below you will find vaccine schedules for kittens and adults as well as a brief explanation of the vaccines.
|3-6 Weeks||8-11 Weeks||12 Weeks||16 Weeks|
|Wellness Exam||Wellness Exam||Wellness Exam||Wellness Exam|
|Feline Combo Test||FVRCP 2nd||FVRCP 3rd|
|FVRCP 1st||Feluk 1st||Feluk 2nd|
|Fecal Worm Exam||Fecal Worm Exam||Rabies|
|Heartworm Prevention||Heartworm Prevention||Heartworm Prevention|
|Yearly Annual Vaccines (Older Than 12 Months)|
|Heartworm Prevention (Monthly)|
|Annual Health Screen Bloodwork|
Description of Vaccines:
FVRCP: Vaccine is recommended annually. Diseases covered by this vaccine are listed below
- Feline Panleukopenia: This disease is sometimes referred to as feline distemper. Transmission is through direct contact with another feline. Is known to be very contagious, and can be fatal. Clinical signs of this disease include anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea, and high fever.
- Calicivirus: This disease is transmitted through secretions from the eyes or nose, and saliva. Clinical signs may include sneezing, fever, anorexia, swollen eyes, and oral ulceration.
- Pneumonitis: Bacterial infection of the respiratory system. Clinical signs may include sneezing, fever, anorexia, and swollen eyes.
- Rhinotracheitis: This is an upper respiratory disease. Clinical signs include sneezing, fever, anorexia, swollen eyes, and oral ulceration.
Feline Leukemia (Feluk): Vaccine is recommended annually. This virus is very common in cats and will lead shortened life-spans.
Rabies: Vaccine is recommended annually or every 3 years depending on vaccine type given. This vaccine is required by law. This virus attacks neurologic tissues. We have seen more outbreaks of this virus in Alabama over the last few years in our wildlife and pets. This virus is highly contagious and has a very high zoonotic potential (can be spread to humans from animals).