CORE VACCINES – Every cat should receive these vaccines
- Rabies is a viral disease most often transmitted through the bite or saliva of a rabid animal. Rabies infects the central nervous system, ultimately causing death. It is a Pennsylvania state law that your cat be vaccinated!
- “Distemper” is a combination vaccine against panleukopenia, calicivirus and rhinotracheitis
- Panleukopenia virus, more commonly known as feline distemper, impacts the gastrointestinal system and signs may include lethargy, vomiting, fever, and most commonly diarrhea.
- Rhinotracheitis is an upper respiratory virus that can cause severe disease, including death from pneumonia especially in young kittens.
- Calicivirus impacts the upper airway, eyes and mouth causing fever, conjunctivitis, nasal discharge, sneezing, and ulceration of the mouth.
NONCORE VACCINE – Based on your cat’s “lifestyle” this vaccine should be considered
Feline Leukemia is a viral disease that affects several body systems causing signs ranging from fever, weight loss, diarrhea and bone marrow destruction. Recommended for all cats that go outside and may come in contact with other cats, especially strays.