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Feline (Cat) Vaccinations

Rabies Vaccine – only includes the rabies vaccine. In Florida the first rabies vaccine can only be a 1-year vaccine (by law). Revaccinate every 1 or 3-years.

Licensing: Rabies tags are not licenses. Just because your animal has a rabies vaccination does not mean that your pet is licensed. In order to be sure that your pet is licensed check for a tag that has “ County Animal License” name printed on it. If you do not have this tag, then your pet is not licensed. For more information about licensing, please call your counties Animal Services Department. Even though we do not sell tags per county we will provide you with a proper documentation (rabies certificate) that you can take with you proving that your pet received the rabies vaccination from our clinic.

FVRCP (Feline Distemper) Vaccine –includes the following. Revaccinate every 1 to 3-years.

  •  Feline Rhinotracheitis
  •  Feline Calicivirus
  •  Feline Panleukopenia

FeLV – only includes the Feline Leukemia Vaccine

Rabies

Rabies is contracted mainly through bites and is transmitted via saliva. After exposure most dogs will show signs with 21 to 80 days. The real concern is the transmission of this virus to humans. Left untreated this disease is ~100% fatal.

Feline Rhinotracheitis

Excessive salivation and oral ulceration is common. Excessive eye discharge and nasal secretions can result in open mouth breathing because it is difficult to breathe through the nose. Fever, sneezing and anorexis (not eating) are common clinical signs. This disease can be fatal.

Feline Calicivirus

Calicivirus refers to several different strains of related viruses that are focused on the surface of the mouth and also within the deep tissues of the lungs- making the virus potentially very dangerous.

Feline Panleukopenia

Clinical signs similar to parvo virus in dogs. This disease can be fatal.

FeLV

Feline Leukemia Virus has no known cure. Feline Leukemia virus is a common disease of cats that can be devastating to the affected cat and their housemates. Chronic wasting, anemia, lethargy and anorexia are common clinical presentations. It is transmittable between cats through contact, congenitally and/or body fluids. This disease is ultimately fatal.

FIP

This is NOT a recommended vaccine. Feline Infectious Peritonitis has no known cure. It looks like and it’s ultimate outcome is similar to FeLV. presents similar to FeLV and the ultimate outcomeIt is characterized by lesions of the nervous tissue. Hind limb paresis, general difficulty in controlling muscles, and seizures are common symptoms as well. Unfortunately, most affected cats die within a few weeks or months.

FIV

This is NOT a recommended vaccine. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus cure. It looks like and it’s ultimate outcome is similar to FeLV. Affected cats can act normally for months or years before immunodeficiency is noticed. Having such a long infected period can also be devastating to housemates.

Feline Chlamydia

This disease attacks the eyes causing redness, pain and excessive tearing. This disease is treatable with antibiotics and vaccinating can reduce its severity. Feline Chlamydia is highly contagious in a feline population.

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