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C A T.V A C C I N E S

Prevention Common Infectious Diseases of Cats
Rabies Vaccine* Rabies is a viral disease that can affect all warm-blooded mammals including humans. The virus infects cells of the nervous system, producing behavioral abnormalities such as unusual aggression or withdrawal, inability to swallow and convulsions. Once the signs of rabies appear, the disease is always fatal. Vaccines are extremely effective in prevention.
FVRCP Vaccine:
Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (FVR)
Calicivirus
Panaleukopenia
Chlamydia Psittaci
Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis is a highly infectious respiratory disease caused by the herpesvirus and characterized by fever, conjunctivitis, nasal and ocular discharges and sneezing.

Calicivirus is a common viral disease in cats characterized by upper respiratory symptoms similar to FVR, pneumonia, sores in the mouth and occasionally arthritis. Kittens and older cats are at the greatest risk.

Panleukopenia, also called feline distemper, is extremely contagious and often fatal disease. It causes fever, loss of appetite, severe diarrhea, vomiting and dehydration.

Pneumonitis is caused by the Chlamydia Psittaci bacteria. Signs of disease are similar to those of FVR and FCP and is characterized by conjunctivitis and nasal discharge. Although the disease is less common, it can complicate and increase the severity of FVR or FCP infections.
FeLV (Leukemia) Vaccine FeLV is responsible for more death in cats than any other infectious disease. The disease suppresses the immune system which leads to other diseases or infections that vary in severity. The cats that survive the initial onset of diseases potentially develop a form of cancer and therefore the disease is called feline leukemia.

RABIES VACCINES SHOULD BE ADMINISTERED ON TIME EVERY THREE YEARS. IF NOT ADMINISTERED ON TIME, AN INITIAL VACCINE WILL BE FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER VACCINE THE FOLLOWING YEAR AND THEN SUBSEQUENTLY EVERY THREE YEARS.

ALL CATS ARE REQUIRED BY MASSACHUSETTS STATE LAW TO RECEIVE THE RABIES VACCINE AND BE CURRENT ON THEIR VACCINATION

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