KITTENS: should receive their core vaccinations, and any others that are agreed between you and your vet. Fel-O-Vax IV + Calicivax is killed and contains protection against one additional strain of calicivirus; Novibac Feline 1-HCPCh (formerly Eclipse 4) is modified live. So to help out here is a list of the most commonly discussed cat diseases we vaccinate against and some of the names you will hear used. It accounts for approximately 40-45% of feline respiratory infections.2 First signs of FVR are sneezing, fever, conjunctivitis, rhinitis, and salivation. FIV is spread from cat to cat via bites. The virus spreads so easily that heavily contaminated areas may need cleaning with a special disinfectant. These viruses can cause respiratory and gi issues, and have the potential to be fatal.
They also regularly come into contact with surfaces which could be infected by diseases and also have the ability to drink infected water without the knowledge of the owner. The primary vaccination course doesn’t give your kitten lifelong protection. This virus can affect unvaccinated cats of all ages with kittens being especially suseptible. When cats have this flare up, they can also shed virus and other cats can contract the illness. Enteritis – This disease is caused by Feline Panleucopenia virus, which is simmilar to parvo in dogs. Rabies can be transmitted to humans and it is required that your cat be vaccinated against Rabies in Cuyahoga County. Unfortunately, if the virus is in a latent state (the patient is not showing clinical signs), diagnostic testing is usually not rewarding.
These diseases are highly contagious and can be brought into the environment by other pets that go outside or even the owners’ clothing. It is also required by law (http://www.scphoh.org/environmental/ENV_PDFs/CODES/EHCode1230RabiesControl.pdf), though I’ve not heard of any citations given for cats. Vaccination remains one of the most important services your veterinarian offers, and although vaccination is a routine procedure, it should not be taken for granted. In companion animals, immunological response to infection or vaccination has generally been evaluated by measuring the level of antibodies in serum and correlating these with protection or susceptibility. The most accepted hypothesis suggests that chronic inflammatory reaction at the site of injection provides a trigger for subsequent malignant transformation. Severe infections can sometimes result in pneumonia and death.