Feline Vaccinations

Core Vaccinations

FVRCP - Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, and Chlamydia Psittaci

Rhinotracheitis

A herpes virus that attacks eyes, nasal passages and the trachea (windpipe) in cats. Transmission occurs from direct contact with an infected cat or contact with bodily secretions (discharge from eyes, nose or mouth) of infected cats. Contaminated objects, like clothes, shoes, and unwashed hands can also spread Rhinotracheitis. Adult cats infected with Rhinotracheitis can suffer from chronic sneezing. Humans cannot contract Rhinotracheitis.

Rhinotracheitis can cause:

Calicivirus

A virus that causes mild to serious upper respiratory illnesses. Direct contact with an infected cat or inhalation of the virus are the typical means of transmission. Contact with contaminated objects can also cause infection. Recovered cats may shed the virus for weeks or even years. Humans cannot be infected with Calicivirus. The original Calicivirus has mutated into a new strain. The new virus is called Virulent Systemic Feline Calicivirus. It is not covered by the annual FVRCP vaccination.

Calicivirus can cause:

Panleukopenia

Another potentially deadly disease that can be spread by direct contact or bodily secretions, especially feces. This virus is very hardy and can live in the environment for a long time. Panleukopenia can be passed to offspring while still in the uterus, causing birth defects. Panleukopenia is not transmissible to humans.

Panleukopenia can cause:

Chlamydia Psittaci

A bacteria like organism that can infect many species, including humans. While there are many strains of Chlamydia Psittaci, none infect dogs. It is spread through direct contact with an infected animal, typically through discharge from the eyes.

Chlamydia Psittaci can cause:

Which Cats Should Be Vaccinated With FVRCP?

Ask Your Veterinarian Before Vaccinating If:

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Rabies Vaccine

What is Rabies?

Rabies is a fatal disease caused by a virus that can infect all warm-blooded animals. This virus is spread through saliva, typically when an animal bites another animal or a human. Bats, skunks, foxes and raccoons are the most common carriers of the Rabies virus.

Rabies can cause:

Who Should Be Vaccinated For Rabies?

Cedarburg City Ordinances require both dogs and cats to be vaccinated for rabies

Rabies vaccination is required to license an animal with the city (Licensing is required in the city of Cedarburg.)

Ask Your Veterinarian Before Vaccinating If:

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Non-Core Vaccinations

Feline Leukemia Vaccine

What is Feline Leukemia?

Feline leukemia, or FeLK, is a virus spread by body excretions, which only affects cats. The most common form of infection is bite wounds, but can be spread between cats by sharing food and water dishes, litter boxes and from a mother cat to her young through milk. FeLK is not transmissible to humans. Symptons will vary depending on the cat. Luckily, there is a blood test to determine if your kitten has been exposed.

Feline Leukemia can cause:

Who Should Be Vaccinated For Feline Leukemia?

Ask Your Veterinarian Before Vaccinating If: