As with humans, it’s important to get our pets vaccinated. They are very important in managing the health of your cats. Not every cat needs to be vaccinated against every disease. The ones that all cats need are core vaccines. They are considered to be vital to every cat and they protect against the following conditions: panleukopenia (feline distemper), feline calici virus, feline herpes virus type 1 (rhinotracheitis) and rabies. All cats will be vaccinated against those conditions since the vaccines are considered core.

Non-core vaccines are given based on things that are part of a cat’s lifestyle and the environment in which they live. The non-core vaccines are given for these conditions: feline leukemia virus, bordatella, chylamydophila felis, and feline immunodeficiency virus. Your vet will determine which non-core vaccines might be necessary for your cat, based on the lifestyle and environment in which your cat lives. Most vets will administer the core vaccines, knowing that it is incredibly important. It is important to be honest with your vet and to discuss with your vet a vaccination protocol that is right for your cat.

For more information when it comes to vaccination for cats and all things related to their health and welfare, give us a call to set up an appointment.

If your pet is in need of care, Dunloggin Veterinary Hospital is more than happy to help. You can call our office at 410-465-6218.



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