These vaccines will keep me safe and healthy!
Why vaccinate? A routine vaccination program significantly increases your cat's likelihood of living a normal, healthy life. Vaccinating has allowed us as owners and veterinarians to reduce the risk of serious consequences of certain illnesses in the cats we love. Cats, both indoor and outdoor, are susceptible to a variety of infectious diseases. Vaccinating your cat helps protect them from diseases and viruses they may be exposed to several times in their lifetime.
Feline Panleukopenia - Sometimes called "feline distemper" causes severe vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration. It is the most widespread disease of cats and causes high death loss especially among kittens. The disease is caused by a virus and is highly contagious.
Feline Rhinotracheitis - Widespread respiratory disease caused by a virus. It is most severe in small kittens and can cause profuse discharge from the eyes and nose.
Feline Calicivirus - Causes a variety of symptoms including fever, excess salivation and mouth or tongue ulcers. It is usually less fatal than rhinotracheitis or panleukopenia.
Feline Pneumonitis - Respiratory infection with symptoms resembling feline viral rhinotracheitis. The disease is caused by the organism Chlamydia psittaci and can be complicated by associated bacterial infections.
Feline Leukemia - A form of cancer in cats which is usually fatal. The disease, caused by a virus, can lead to tumor growth nealy anywhere in the body as well as a variety of other symptoms. Infected cats are unable to resist other diseases and often die from associated infections.
Rabies - Rabies is a viral disease that can affect all warm-blooded mammals, including dogs, cats, wildlife and humans. The virus infects cells of the nervous system, producing behavioral abnormalities such as unusual aggression or withdrawal. Once the signs of rabies appear, the disease is always fatal. Rabies is usually transmitted by bite wounds, often from infected wildlife, which represent the largest reservoir of the disease in the US. Vaccines are very effective in preventing rabies. Most states in the US require vaccination of dogs at one to three year intervals. Many states require rabies vaccination of cats.
Is your cat past due on vaccines? Call today to schedule an examination and risk assessment evaluation. Our doctors and staff will be happy to help you. Together we can keep your cat happy and healthy! 330-769-3838