FVRCP: This vaccine covers three common diseases .
Rhinotracheitis: A Herpes viral infection characterized by severe sneezing, fever, rhinitis, conjunctivitis, and corneal ulcers.
Calicivirus: A virus characterized by upper respiratory signs, oral ulcers, pneumonia, and occasional arthritis.
Panleukopenia: An infection characterized by depression, vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration. Commonly fatal. Extremely contagious but well controlled by routine vaccination.
Feline Leukemia (FeLV): A virus that causes immunodeficiency and cancer. Can be spread by bites, close casual contact, shared dishes, or litter pans. Our policy is to test all new kittens at the age of 6 weeks or older. FeLV is now recommended for all kittens up to 6 months of age regardless of their planned environment. Only cats which go outdoors, have exposure to other cats that go outdoors, or are in high traffic households are vaccinated annually after initial vaccine.
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV): A virus similar to HIV in humans which causes immunodeficiency in cats. In a combo test with FeLV, we begin testing in cats 6 weeks or older. A vaccine is available and is thought to be 60-80% effective. All cats which have been vaccinated with the vaccine will subsequently test positive on any screening tests. Our policy is only to vaccinate animals whom share a household with a FIV positive cat. The vaccine is given as 3 boosters 2-3 weeks apart and yearly thereafter.
Rabies: A severe, fatal, viral neurological disease of all warm-blooded animals, including humans. Kittens or adult cats with an unknown vaccine history are given a 1 year rabies. After receiving their initial rabies, a rabies vaccine is good for 3 years.