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Cat Vaccinations

Vaccines are the best defence against preventable diseases. They stimulate the immune system to protect your cat throughout their life. Vaccinations have increased the life span and decreased deaths in millions of cats. They also prevent disease for humans as rabies is transmissible to people too.

Does my indoor cat need to be vaccinated?


Yes. Cats that are indoors ideally should be vaccinated for FVRCP, Rabies and Feline Leukemia. While indoor cats are not usually in danger of contracting rabies or leukemia, they could be in contact with a new cat to the household or escape from the house, where they could be at risk.

What are FVRCP and core vaccines for cats?


At McKnight, we believe that all vaccines are core vaccines for cats. The FVRCP (Core vaccines include Panleukopenia (Feline Distemper), Feline Calicivirus, Feline Herpesvirus (Rhinotracheitis), Feline Leukemia, and Rabies are all important vaccines to have.

How often does my adult cat need to be vaccinated?


Most vaccines can be on a rotation every 3 years but Rabies is yearly.

Are there any risks associated with cat vaccines?


Some side effects may include but are not limited to; fever, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, lameness, hives, swelling or redness around the injection site. Most cats do not experience any side effects.

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