Cat vaccinations have helped dramatically reduce the incidence of infectious diseases in our feline friends over the years. Still, due to unvaccinated pets, feral animals, and the tendency for cats to roam and get into fights, some of these diseases are still a major risk to your pet cat's health. FIV or feline aids for example is estimated to infect approximately 1 in 3 cats in Western Australia.
After an initial kitten booster course, adult cats require regular, yearly revaccination to maintain immunity against these diseases.
Maternal antibodies that are passed from mother to kitten may interfere with kitten vaccinations. This is why a course of 2-3 vaccinations is required in the early stage of your cat's life. This is also to make sure that your cat's immune system is adequately stimulated, in order to guarantee protection.
Adult Cat Vaccination
Immunity from vaccinations does not last forever, and that is why your kitten or cat will require regular yearly booster vaccinations to maintain protection.
What Cat Vaccination Covers
At Carnarvon Vet Hospital, we vaccinate cats against feline panleucopenia, calicivirus, rhinotracheitis, Chlamydia, leukaemia virus and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). More detail about each of these conditions is highlighted below.
Some cats may have an adverse reaction to a vaccine. These are often local reactions only with some mild swelling at the site of the injection. Fortunately vaccine reactions are rare. If you cat develops unusual symptoms shortly after being vaccinated, please contact us.