Kitten Vaccines

  1. Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (FVR) – This is the virus that causes upper respiratory-tract infection, and is very easily transmitted from one cat to another through contact. Its symptoms include moderate fever, loss of appetite, sneezing, eye and nasal discharge and coughing. Kittens are easily affected; and even if a cat recovers, it can remain a carrier for life.
  2. Feline Calicivirus (C) – This virus also causes upper respiratory infections in cats. Its symptoms include fever, ulcers and blisters on the tongue, and pneumonia. Treatment can be difficult. Even if the cat recovers, it can continue to infect other animals, and can experience chronic sneezing and runny eyes.
  3. Feline Chlamydiosis (C) – This extremely contagious bacterial disease is responsible for 15 to 20% of all feline respiratory diseases. It causes a local infection of the mucous membranes of the eyes but may also involve the lungs. Chlamydiosis can be transmitted to humans by direct contact.
  4. Feline Panleukopenia – This potentially fatal viral disease, sometimes known as feline distemper, causes listlessness, vomiting, diarrhea, severe dehydration and fever, and sudden death. This virus is so resistant; it can survive up to 1 year outside a cat’s body. Kittens born to infected queens may suffer permanent brain damage. This disease is easily prevented through vaccination.
  5. Feline Leukemia (FeLV) – If a cat becomes infected with this virus, a multitude of serious health problems can occur, including cancerous conditions (leukemia) to secondary infections from destruction of the immune system. This is the leading cause of death in North American catss. Symptoms may not be present for months to years from infection, but the cat will be able to infect others. A simple blood test can determine if the cat is infected. Vaccination is highly recommended for cats who may come in contact with other cats of unknown vaccination status.
  6. Rabies – same as for dog

Indoor Cat

6 to 8 weeks old FVRCC + exam
10 to 12 weeks old FVRCC + exam

Outdoor Cat

6 to 8 weeks old FVRRC, FIV, exam
8 to 10 weeks old FIV vaccine
10 to 12 weeks old FVRCC, FIV, FeLV, exam
16 weeks old rabies, FIV, FeLV, exam