Cat Vaccinations Wynnum Manly
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Vaccinations for cats
Vaccination helps to control infectious disease in our pets.
Kittens are born with some protective antibodies acquired from their mother’s milk but need to be vaccinated in order to mount their own immune response.
We recommend a course of three vaccinations to protect your kitten again the most common infectious diseases. We advise avoiding contact with other cats of unknown vaccination status until this series of vaccines is completed.
The first vaccination should be given between 6 and 8 weeks of age.
The second vaccination should be given at 12 weeks.
The second vaccination should be given at 16 weeks.
Adult cat vaccination
Annual health checks and vaccination boosters help to provide the best protection against disease. We recommend a yearly F3 vaccine.
Infectious disease we vaccinate against
(Panleucopaenia/Feline Parvovirus) causes severe gastrointestinal signs of vomiting and bloody diarrhoea. Pregnant cats infected with the virus may miscarry or give birth to kittens with brain damage. The virus is highly contagious and may spread readily in the environment.
Feline respiratory disease
(cat flu) is a combination of highly contagious viruses which may include Herpesvirus (rhinotracheitis) and calicivirus. These viruses cause sneezing, coughing, runny eyes, nasal discharge, inappetence and tongue ulcers. The fatality rate is low but the virus may persist in its for long periods and recur when the cat is stressed.
Additional available vaccinations
Feline immunodeficiency virus
(FIV) is the feline equivalent of HIV – a disease which affects the cat’s immune system leaving it susceptible to other diseases. FIV is most often spread by bites from infected cats. The vaccination regime for FIV is three initial injections at 2-3 weeks intervals and then a yearly booster. Older cats must be tested for the disease before commencing a vaccination regime. We offer an in-house blood test to determine whether your cat has been infected.