Rabies– Vaccination against rabies is legally required in New York State, as this is a fatal disease which can be transmitted to humans. Kittens must be three months of age or older to receive their initial vaccination. A booster vaccination is needed every year thereafter. We use a non-adjuvanted Rabies vaccine made just for cats.
FVRCP – This is often called the “distemper” vaccination. It is actually a combination vaccine which protects against the following viral diseases: Panleukopenia (feline distemper), Rhinotracheitis (upper respiratory virus), and Calicivirus (upper respiratory virus). The initial FVRCP vaccination is usually given when the kitten is separated from the mother (six to eight weeks of age). Boosters are needed every three to four weeks until the kitten is fourteen weeks of age. A booster vaccination is given one year later, then every 1 to 3 years.
FeLV – We recommend that all cats be given the FeLV series early in life. Typically, the initial vaccination is given at 8-9 weeks of age. A booster is given two weeks later. At the first adult visit we recommend one more booster. Cats kept strictly indoors can then discontinue the FeLV, but for those who will be going outside or who will be exposed to cats that go outside, vaccination should be repeated yearly.
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