Vaccinations are a crucial part of keeping your cat healthy, especially when they are still a kitten. This medication stimulates an immune response that protects them against certain diseases.
Common Cat Diseases
At Kirrawee Veterinary Hospital, we vaccinate your cat against:
- Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis and Feline Calicivirus – these are the two viruses commonly responsible for upper respiratory infections
- Feline Panleukopenia – a parvovirus that can be fatal for infected cats
- Feline Leukaemia – a disease that impairs your cat’s immune system and can cause cancer
- Feline Chlamydiosis – a bacteria-based respiratory infection that is caused by chlamydia
Types of Cat Vaccinations
There is a common combination vaccine known as FVRCP which works to protect your cat against rhinotraceitis, calcivirus and panleukopenia. The vaccination for feline leukaemia is used as a preventative tactic for cats who spend time outside, because this disease cannot be cured once contracted.
Your veterinary team will help you understand what your cat needs at certain intervals in their life. The first vaccinations begin when your cat is a kitten and there are ongoing booster shots throughout their life.