Feline Preventative Health Care and Vaccinations

We offer new kitten physical exams and vaccinations as well as annual physical exams and vaccinations.

Veterinarians recommend that your cat should be protected against feline distemper, feline leukemia and rabies.

Feline Distemper: Feline Panleukopenia virus, also commonly known as feline distemper, is a highly contagious and life-threatening viral disease in cats.

Feline Leukemia: Feline Leukemia virus is a disease that impairs the cat’s immune system and causes certain types of cancer. This virus is responsible for a majority of deaths in household cats. Feline leukemia is usually contracted from cat-to-cat transmission and shared dishes or litter pans. It can also be transmitted to a kitten at birth or through the mother’s milk. Kittens are much more susceptible to the virus, as are males and cats that have outdoor access.

Feline Rabies: Rabies is a severe, fatal virus. The primary way the rabies virus is transmitted to cats is through a bite from a disease carrier. This disease has zoonotic characteristics and can be transmitted to humans. Prevention is the key to controlling the rabies virus.

FELV/FIV Testing: We recommend testing kittens and adult cats that are new to your household for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus before introducing them to the existing cats in your household. This blood test can be done in our hospital and we have the results in 10 minutes.

Preventative Bloodwork: We recommend preventative care screening. Because the signs that your pet is sick are not always obvious, preventative care testing is recommended as part of your dog or cats annual physical exam. Preventative care screening can uncover disease before it is too late. By testing before certain conditions occur, you have a baseline to go by for any issues that might come up in the future.