Cat Vaccinations

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Cats can be vaccinated against the following diseases:

  1. Cat Influenza - symptoms can include nasal discharge, sneezing, eye discharge, mouth ulcers, anorexia, tiredness and being more prone to secondary infections such as pneumonia
  2. Feline Infectious Enteritis - symptoms can include lethargy, high temperature, anorexia, vomiting, diarrhoea that can result in dehydration - cats may also become prone to secondary infections
  3. Feline Leukaemia - Whether cats are outdoor or indoor only cats they should be vaccinated to boost their immune system. Your cat does require direct contact with another cat to contract feline leukaemia so outdoor cats are especially at risk.
  4. Chlamydia - we vaccinate kittens for Chlamydia and also at the first annual vaccination to reduce the risk of eye infections, respiratory infections and diarrhoea problems. Breeding queeens should be vaccinated against chlamydia every year but for most cats we would stop after the first booster. Chlamydia can lead to abortion and birth defects in the pregnant queen.  
        
Cats that fight could be bitten by an infected cat and thus become positive for feline leukaemia without you realising. It is safer for your cat if they are protected by vaccination.

Cats can be vaccinated from 9 weeks of age with a second injection given three weeks later. Protection will wane over time so regular annual booster injections are essential. There is no upper age limit for vaccination so cats of any age can still be booked in for their booster injections.

For more information or to make an appointment to have your cat vaccinated, please contact either of our surgeries.