Cat Vaccination Protocol
We have two protocols for cat vaccines. One for cats that are indoors/ outdoors and one for cats that are to be kept solely indoors.
Please Note: Cats need to have annual health checks and vaccinations to maintain immunity.
8 weeks – F5 & FIV
10 weeks - FIV
12 weeks – F5 & FIV
8 weeks - F4
12 weeks – F4
What do the vaccinations cover?
F5 - Feline Enteritis, Feline Rhinotracheitis and Feline Calicivirus, Feline Leukaemia Virus & Chlamydia.
FIV - Feline AIDS Virus
F4 - Feline Infectious Enteritis, Feline Rhinotracheitis and Feline Calicivirus & Chlamydia.
Feline Infectious Enteritis
Severe viral infection causing vomiting, diarrhea, depression and death in a short period of time
Feline Rhinotracheitis and Feline Calicivirus
Common causes of Cat ‘Flu’. Both viral and results in blocked or discharging nose, sore throat, mouth ulcers, runny eyes, secondary pneumonia. Highly contagious and at times fatal. Some cats will develop a carrier status and remain infective to other cats. The disease can also result in chronic sinus infections.
Feline Leukaemia Virus
Can cause a range of symptoms : bleeding problems, cancers, leukaemia to destruction of blood forming tissue. Tends to be a long term infection causing problems after moths or years of being infected.
Also causes Cat Flu signs especially conjunctivitis.
These are the vaccines that are required by Catteries and boarding kennels. All cats commencing vaccines will need a course. If over 6 months they will require a FIV & Feleuk test before they can be given vaccines for these diseases. It is important when having the course of vaccines that they are given at the time they are due to insure protection. Vaccines take up to 2 weeks to become effective.