Feline vaccines

Kittens:

All kittens should be tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency virus before
vaccinating.

Core vaccines: (appropriate for all cats)

Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis Calicivirus Panleukopenia - This combination vaccine protects against
upper respiratory viruses and the virus that causes Panleukopenia.  It is boostered from 6 to 16
weeks of age every 4 weeks.  At least 2 vaccinations must be given.  Boostered again at 1 year
and thereafter every 3 years.

Rabies - Merial Feline recombinant rabies vaccination is used.  Developed especially for cats, this
vaccine provides excellent protection, is non adjuvented and has little risk of sarcoma formation.  
Given between 12 & 16 weeks and boostered yearly.  After the first year, a 3 year Feline Rabies
Vaccine is optional.

FELV (Feline Leukemia)  - 2 vaccinations given at 12 & 16 weeks, boostered at 1 year and
thereafter only if at risk (Outdoor cats, FELV positive housemates)


Adult cats:

FVRCP - After 1st yearly booster, boostered every 3 years

Rabies -After first year, may chose either 1 or 3 year Feline Rabies vaccination.

FELV - After 1st yearly booster, boostered every year for at risk cats.


Please note that it is now recommended that all cats be on heartworm preventative
regardless of whether they go outside or not!!