Summary of Feline Vaccines
An incurable and nearly always fatal disease of mammals. Rabies is transmitted through saliva of infected bats or mammals and targets the central nervous system. It is most commonly spread through bites, but can be spread if infected saliva contacts a wound or mucous membrane of the eyes, nose or mouth. Because it is spread from animals to people, it is required by the State of Oregon that all dogs be vaccinated. Crooked Tails Veterinary Clinic requires all feline patients to be up to date on rabiesvaccination.
FVRCP - Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis/Calicivirus/Panleukopenia
- Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis is an upper respiratory disease caused by a felineherpesvirus. It is a very common cause of respiratory illness in kittens and can results in chronic, life-ling infections that can intermittently recur. It can also cause painful eye lesions. It is easily spread in respiratory droplets.
- Calicivirus is another highly contagious virus that causes upper respiratory symptoms, ulcers on the eyes and in the mouth and occasionally joint pain. The virus is particularly resistant to disinfectants and can persist in the environment.
- Panleukopenia is caused by the feline parvovirus and causes severe, and often fatal, gastrointestinal symptoms. It is spread in the feces and through contact with infected animals.
FeLV - Feline Leukemia Virus
A highly contagious virus transmitted through bodily fluids on infected cats. It causes a wasting syndrome and cancer that eventually lead to death. Cats that spend time outdoors are at highest risk because of potential contact with infected cats. Kittens are especially susceptible.