Vaccinating is an important part of keeping your pet happy and healthy long-term! Find out more about the three feline vaccines recommended for cats in the Vancouver Area:

What Diseases Can I Vaccinate Against?

FVRCP (Core) - FVRCP is the core feline vaccine, which vaccinates against feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia. These are highly contagious respiratory and digestive diseases that can be fatal. We highly recommend every cat be vaccinated with FVRCP.

Symptoms of Viral Rhinotracheitis:

  • Sneezing
  • Nasal discharge
  • Loss of sense of smell
  • Closing of the eyes
  • Eye discharge
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Keratitis
  • Anorexia
  • Fever
  • 10% mortality

Symptoms of Calicivrus:

  • Anorexia
  • Eye discharge
  • Nasal discharge
  • Ulcers around mouth or paws
  • Pneumonia
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Arthritis
  • Lameness
  • Fever
  • 50% mortality

Symptoms of Panleukopenia:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dehydration
  • Weight loss
  • High fever
  • Anemia
  • Rough coat
  • Lethargy
  • Anorexia
  • Neurological symptoms
  • 90-95% mortality in newborns
  • 60-70% mortality in kittens
  • 85% mortality in adults

Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) - FeLV is a highly contagious, highly fatal disease that is responsible for a large number of deaths in outdoor and indoor cats. If your cat ever lives outdoors, is in a pet-friendly building, or any members of your household ever interact with other cats, we strongly recommend vaccinating against feline leukemia.

Symptoms of FeLV:

  • Severe, bloody diarrhea
  • Pale gums
  • Yellow eyes
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Bladder, skin, or upper respiratory infection
  • Weight loss
  • Anorexia
  • Poor coat
  • Weakness
  • Lethargy
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Respiratory difficulty
  • 30% mortality with treatment
  • 50% mortality if untreated

Rabies - Rabies is an awful, highly fatal virus. It has a 100% mortality rate if humans, and is transmissible before symptoms begin to show. If you have any doubts about vaccinating against rabies, please give us a call.

When Do I Vaccinate?

Kittens are vaccinated according to the schedule below. Adult cats will need two boosters of FVRCP and FeLV, and one of Rabies. If you have questions about your cat's vaccine schedules, please give us a call!

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