Cat Being Vaccinated

Cat Vaccinations

Young animals are like kids–it’s a never-ending job to keep them safe and happy. Vaccinating your cat is a relatively inexpensive but very important way to protect his or her health. In addition to preventing many life-threatening illnesses, vaccinations can prevent diseases prevalent in wildlife and those that can be passed to humans. It’s important to administer vaccinations when cats are kittens because their young immune systems are still developing and need protection to stay healthy.

While any medical treatment involves some degree of risk, in the case of vaccinations, the benefits far outweigh any potential side effects. Adverse reactions are rare and usually mild and short-term when they do occur.

What Vaccines Should Your Cat Have?

Which vaccines should your cat have? “Core” vaccines are those recommended—and possibly mandated by law—for most cats. Core cat vaccines include:

  • Rabies
  • FVRCP – Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia

Other non-core, but highly suggested vaccinations for cats include FeLV to protect against feline leukemia.

It’s also important to note that even cats who live primarily indoors should be vaccinated, as they can still be exposed to a disease. Your Dalton Veterinary Practice veterinarian can advise you which vaccinations are required or recommended for your cat based on age, health, and lifestyle.

Cat Vaccinations In Dalton, GA

For more information or to schedule an appointment for cat vaccination, call us at 706-281-4770.