Core vaccinations for cats
- Feline Rhinotracheitis
- Feline Calicivirus
Panleukopenia is a viral disease that causes vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, fever, and sudden death. Kittens born to infected queens may suffer permanent brain damage. This disease is easily prevented through vaccination.
Rhinotracheitis and Calici virus infect the airways, causing runny eyes and nose, sneezing, mouth ulcers and sometimes poor appetite. Although vaccines may not prevent infection altogether, they often greatly reduce the severity of the disease.
3) Rabies – All mammals, including humans, are at risk of contracting rabies, which is almost invariably fatal. In some parts of Canada, where risk is high, vaccination of dogs and cats is mandatory.
Non-core vaccinations for cats
- Feline Leukemia Virus
Leukemia virus causes a multitude of disorders from tumours such as leukemia, to bone marrow suppression; some infected cats may not show any clinical signs for several years.
Individual cats deemed to be at risk may also be vaccinated for Chlamydia and Feline Infectious Peritonitis virus.