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KITTEN/CAT VACCINES AND VISIT SCHEDULE
Vaccine requirements and their frequency may vary for each pet depending upon the individual pet's lifestyle, age, health concerns, and risk factors. We will evaluate each pet's unique needs and then recommend an appropriate vaccine protocol for him/her.
The information below is an explanation of vaccines that are available for pets and a typical schedule of when they are administered.
Please be advised, vaccines cannot completely prevent these diseases but they do significantly lower the risk of contracting them and decrease the severity of symptoms if contracted.
Standard Feline Vaccines
RABIES: Rabies is spread by exposure to blood, saliva, urine and other bodily fluids of an infected animal and is most often spread by bite wounds. Rabies is always fatal and represents a significant risk to people as well as other animals. Vaccination is required by the state of Massachusetts.
Other Available Vaccines
FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus): This virus causes severe anemia, immune deficiency and cancer in infected cats. Survival following infection is less than three years for the majority of cats. This virus is spread by close contact with the saliva and nasal secretions of infected cats, including grooming and play.
FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus): This virus leads to severe immune deficiency and the subsequent inability to prevent or respond to infection or disease. Most often spread through bites and wounds sustained during cat fights, cats that spend time outdoors are at significantly increased risk of infection.
Age: 6-8 weeks
Age: 10-12 weeks
Age: 14-16 weeks
KITTENS OVER 16 WEEKS and ADULT CAT VACCINE SCHEDULE
Unvaccinated Kittens/Cats over 16 weeks old or vaccination history unknown:
FVRCP: two doses, 3-4 weeks apart
Currently Vaccinated Adult Cats:
FVRCP: yearly until 2 years of age, then once every 3 years