Feline Vaccinations

  • An incurable, deadly, zoonotic viral disease transmitted by wildlife (bats, foxes, skunks, and racoons). Required by New York State law. Given at 12 weeks, again at 1yr, then it becomes due every 3 years. Some states require yearly vaccination. NON-OPTIONAL.
  • Feline Panleukopenia: A very widespread disease that is extremely contagious. Symptoms include fever, loss of appetite, vomiting and diarrhea. Has a high mortality rate, especially in kittens if not vaccinated.

    Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis: A highly contagious respiratory disease with symptoms such as sneezing, loss of appetite, fever, and ocular inflammation. This disease has a higher mortality rate in kittens than adult cats and often occurs alongside feline calicivirus infection. Boosted yearly.

    Feline Calicivirus: This disease also affects the respiratory system; signs of infection are like FVR but may also include ulcers of the tongue. Most severely affects kittens and debilitated cats.

    This combination vaccine is a series that will be administered to your kitten every 3-4 weeks while they are between 8 and 16 weeks old. After a year, they will be given another booster, then boosted every 3 years.

    Feline Pneumonitis: A less common respiratory disease with symptoms like FVR and FCV and can be complicated by bacterial infections resulting in pneumonia or meningitis.
  • LIFESTYLE: Feline Leukemia: A viral disease that takes many forms, such as transient infections or persistent infections. Contraction is most likely to be by contact with an infected cat. Recommended if your cat is going outside.
  • Symptoms of a vaccine reaction: Lethargy, raised bump on skin, fever, facial swelling, shortness of breath, soreness, vomiting, anaphylactic shock (rare), increased risk of sarcoma. Please contact your veterinarian if any of these symptoms occur.

    Feline Leuk/FIV Blood Test: A one-time test that checks for fatal and contagious cat diseases. Recommended for all cats, especially those in a multi-cat household.

    Feline Leukemia: One of the most common infectious diseases in cats. The virus is shed in saliva, nasal secretions, urine, feces, and milk of infected cats.

    Feline Immunodeficiency Virus: One of the most common and consequential infectious diseases of cats around the world. In infected cats, FIV attacks the immune system, leaving the cat vulnerable to many other infections.