Required Vaccines

Rabies– A fatal illness that also can be spread to humans. Wisconsin Law requires all cats to be current on their rabies vaccination.

  • Kittens– One vaccination by 12-20 weeks, valid for 1 year.
  • Adults– Annually with Purevax.

FVRCP/Feline Distemper, also called Panleukopenia, is a potentially fatal disease among cats. It is a highly contagious viral disease that can be spread through the air, contact with infected animals, or even contact with places where the infected animal(s) have been.

  • Kittens– Start at 8 weeks, then every 3-4 weeks until they are over 16-20 weeks of age.
  • Adults– Booster at 1 year of age and vaccinated every 3 years thereafter.

Feline Leukemia– a virus that is the leading cause of death from infectious agents in cats. It is caused by a virus which inhibits the immune system and results in various types of cancer and other chronic diseases. The virus is present in saliva, urine and other body fluids and is most often passed from cat to cat through intimate contact. It may also be transmitted in utero or when sharing food/water dishes and litter boxes, or grooming. Testing is required prior to the vaccination.

  • Kittens– Can start at 8 weeks, usually at 12weeks and 16 weeks (2 doses 3-4 weeks apart).
  • Adults– Booster at one year after initial series and then every 2 years for at risk cats. Adults
    without vaccine history will be tested, if negative then two vaccinations (3-4 weeks apart).

We will evaluate each individual cat’s risk of infection to determine which vaccinations are necessary and which vaccines and vaccine protocol would be the safest. Based on your cat’s situation and the vaccines available, a vaccine program will be recommended which will not only protect against infectious disease but will also be as safe as possible.