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A broad spectrum of antibiotics is usually a part of the treatment plan in order to prevent or treat a resultant secondary infection. Most reactions occur within a few hours, but can occur up to 7 days after the vaccine is administered. If the cat only goes out in the yardunder supervision the need is less clear. Spread by direct contact with an infected cat or by contact with contaminated objects. Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages, because they may hinder the immune system from fighting the outbreak. The immune stimulating complex vaccine conferred excellent protection from persistent viremia but has not been developed for commercial use. In some jurisdictions (for example, Multnomah County), cats are legally required to have a current rabies vaccine.

Although cats of any age can be infected, the young appear to be at greater risk. Several attempts have been made to determine the optimal vaccination age for kittens in order to shorten the time at risk. Feline Leukemia Virus Vaccine: Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is the leading viral killer of cats. Feline Leukemia is the leading viral killer of cats. Feline respiratory disease affects cats of all ages, especially young kittens, Siamese and Burmese cats. After the initial series is completed, the vaccine is boosted one year later, then every three years after that. A common question among cat owners is whether or not to introduce an FeLV-positive cat into an FeLV-negative household or vice-versa.

Two hundred seventy-two male and female (intact and neutered) cats of various ages, breeds, weights, lifestyles and times since last vaccination were enrolled in the study. Feline respiratory disease affects cats of all ages, especially young kittens, Siamese and Burmese cats. Even if recovery does take place, a recovered cat can continue to infect other animals for a considerable period extending to weeks, months and sometimes lifelong. This disease is not transmissible to humans. Feline Respiratory Disease (Catflu) It is caused in 90% of cases by feline herpesvirus (feline rhinotracheitis) and/or feline calicivirus. This vaccine is NOT intended for intramuscular or subcutaneous injection. Cats with high titers to FIP are more, not less, at risk from the disease, and previous FIP vaccination increases the severity of the disease in some cats.

It is highly contagious and causes sneezing, coughing, runny eyes, nasal discharge, loss of appetite and tongue ulcers. Parvovirus (P) This is a viral disease that causes severe bloody diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, and anorexia. Clinical signs of FPL include fever, anorexia, vomiting, depression, and weakness; diarrhea may also occur, usually 2-4 days after onset of fever. Cats that do recover may continue to carry the virus for some time and infect other cats. Herpes is often the first infection that comes to mind when people think of STDs, so it can be alarming to realize you can get it in some pretty innocent ways. Severe cases are more likely in cats with inadequate immunity (kittens) or with other respiratory infections. These viruses are extremely contagious.

Caused by the herpes virus, Rhinotracheitis is an upper respiratory infection that is highly contagious. Many cases are fatal but some dogs can recover. This vaccine will protect against 4-6 diseases, depending on which type your clinic carries. Many people believe that if they have their pet vaccinated when it is a kitten the immunity it receives will protect it for the rest of its life. Following vaccination your cat may be off-colour for a day or two, or have some slight swelling or tenderness at the injection site. Booster at 1 year of age, then every 2 years. These include: feline parvovirus (panleukopenia), feline herpesvirus 1 (feline viral rhinotracheitis, feline respiratory calicivirus and rabies.

In two of these studies, cats were immunosuppressed and were able to overcome infection (9, 10). o  Parvo – A highly contagious and potentially fatal disease which may cause severe vomiting and bloody diarrhea. Cat flu, which is one of the diseases we vaccinate against, is a respiratory disease of cats, and your cats do not need to be in direct contact with other cats to catch it as it is airborne, so we recommend vaccinating against this for all cats, regardless of if they are indoor or outdoor cats. Regular vaccination booster injections are required to maintain protection after the initial vaccination course. By having Dr Chana examine them each year we have the chance to detect the signals of disease that may not be obvious. Thereafter, the recommended frequency of boosters may depend on individual lifestyle and risk. Until recently, vaccinations were considered harmless and beneficial.

Kitten Vaccination Kittens are ‘temporarily’ protected against many diseases by antibodies received through their mother’s milk. Both FHV-1 and FCV are common in the general cat population, with a higher prevalence in multi-cat households, shelters, and in younger cats. Core vaccines are those that are recommended for nearly every feline.