Cat and Kitten Vaccine Chart

CORE CAT AND KITTEN VACCINE CHARTCat and Kitten Vaccine Chart

Core vaccines demonstrated in this Cat and Kitten Vaccine Chart are recommended for all cats and kittens. They protect against diseases that are common, highly contagious, easily transmissible, have significant public health risk and/or have high rates of mortality.

Booster shots are included in our Kitten Packages.

What is it? How serious it is? Transmission Symptoms Who should get it?
HERPES (RHINOTRACHEITIS) Viral disease causing upper respiratory tract infections Highly contagious, infected for life (can be carriers), can lead to pneumonia Shed in saliva, respiratory and ocular secretions Usually upper respiratory (sneezing, nasal discharge) and ocular signs (swollen tissues, 3rd eyelid protrusion, discharge). Especially seen in times of stress. Every Cat
CALICIVIRUS Viral disease causing upper respiratory tract infections Highly contagious, infected for life, can lead to pneumonia Shed in saliva, respiratory and ocular secretions Usually upper respiratory and ocular signs (as above), may also see fever & lameness. Especially seen in times of stress. Every Cat
PANLEUKOPENIA (FELINE DISTEMPER) Viral disease affecting rapidly dividing cells (intestinal cells, bone marrow etc.) Highly infectious, high mortality in young cats Primarily spread by bodily fluids, feces and fomites (difficult to kill virus in the environment) Lethargy, fever, anorexia, vomiting, profuse watery diarrhea, dehydration. Every Cat
RABIES Viral disease affecting the central nervous system Fatal Bite wounds, open cuts or onto mucous membranes from infected tissue (i.e. your cat biting/eating/ playing with an infected animal) Sudden & severe behavioural changes (nervousness, hyperexcitability, aggression), alert & anxious, seizures & lack of coordination, paralysis of the throat/jaw often with excess salivation. Every Cat

NON-CORE CAT AND KITTEN VACCINE CHART

Non-core vaccines are given based on the risk factors of your cat’s lifestyle. This vaccine protects against a disease that is very serious which is why we recommend it for most cats.

What is it? How serious? Transmission Symptoms Who should get it?
FELINE LEUKEMIA (FELV) Viral disease affecting cats of any age (young cats most susceptible) Suppresses immune system, can cause cancer Transmitted mostly in saliva (fighting, biting, sharing bowls, grooming), can also be transmitted from mom Many unspecific signs. Loss of appetite, weight loss, enlarged lymph nodes, pale gums, inflammation of the mouth, persistent diarrhea, neurological disorders, reproductive failures. MOST CATS, especially cats at higher risk (cats that go outdoors, in shelters, entering a household with FeLV positive cat)

 

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