At Fairview Veterinary Hospital in Independence, MO, we are dedicated to providing the best care possible to help keep your pet healthy. One key factor in maintaining your pet’s health in great shape is making sure they receive all of their necessary vaccinations, which can help to prevent any viruses and diseases that can be harmful. When you visit us, our vets will provide you with information on the importance of vaccines and talk with you about the ones your cat may need.
Vaccinations are an important part of preventative care for your cat. Vaccines help protect the feline against various diseases that could be severe or even fatal. Our team will work closely with you to determine the most important vaccinations that may be necessary for your cat based on their age, lifestyle, and overall health.
Essential Cat Vaccinations
Our veterinarians recommend the following core vaccines to keep your cat healthy:
Rabies: Rabies is a fatal virus that affects the nervous system in mammals. The virus can be transmitted to humans through saliva, which makes it a significant public health concern. The rabies vaccine is required by law in many states. We will administer any vaccines according to local regulations and your cat’s specific needs.
Feline Distemper (FVRCP): This vaccine protects against feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia, which are three common and potentially fatal diseases. Feline distemper, also known as panleukopenia, is a highly contagious disease that can cause severe gastrointestinal problems and a weak immune system. By vaccinating your cat against distemper, you are helping to lower their chances of contracting these serious illnesses.
In addition to these core vaccines, we may recommend additional vaccines based on your cat's lifestyle their risk rate when it comes to illnesses. These may include the feline leukemia virus (FeLV) vaccine or the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) vaccine. Our experienced veterinarians will assess your cat's specific needs and recommend the vaccinations they may need most for their protection and health.
Schedule an Appointment for Vaccinations Today
At Fairview Veterinary Hospital in Independence, MO, we are committed to keeping your cat happy and healthy. With regular vaccinations, we can significantly prevent serious diseases and help your pet live a long and fulfilling life. If you would like to learn about the treatments that we offer or schedule an appointment with our veterinarians, contact us at (816) 257-5454.