Vaccinations are an essential part of keeping your cat healthy. We vaccinate to protect your cats from these diseases;
Feline Enteritis (also known as Feline Panleukopaenia or Feline Parvovirus) is usually a fatal disease that causes vomiting and diarrhoea, abdominal pain, a depressed immune system and pregnant cats can give birth to deformed kittens.
Feline Herpesvirus and Feline Calicivirus (the main viral causes of cat flu) causes sneezing, sore and discharging eyes, mouth ulcers, loss of appetite, lethargy and fever. Kittens are especially susceptible and the disease may cause serious illness or death.
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (also known as cat AIDS) affects the cat’s immune system causing the cat to be more susceptible to diseases resulting in chronic infections often with fatal results. The disease is transmitted in saliva, most commonly by bite wounds. We commonly diagnose this virus in cats in Goulburn and recommend vaccination in at risk cats.
Kittens should be vaccinated from an early age. Kittens need to be vaccinated more than once for immunity to be gained. The first vaccination can be given at 8 weeks of age with follow up vaccines given at a 2-4 week interval.
Adult cats need to be re-vaccinated to maintain their immunity. The first adult vaccine is given 12 months after their last kitten vaccine with follow up vaccinations then given either every year or every 3 years dependent on the need of your cat and the diseases that are covered.
Please contact our staff for any advice on vaccinating your cat or kitten.