What is the fvrcpc vaccine for cats?
What Does FVRCPC Stand For? Cats are susceptible to many contagious diseases, most of which are caused by viruses. Fortunately, we have vaccines to prevent our feline friends from succumbing to several of the worst ones. A series of three FVRCPC injections (three weeks apart) is given to kittens. The vaccine series is usually started at six to eight weeks of age. It is then given as an annual booster for the remainder of the cat's life. There are four preventive agents in the FVRCPC vaccine. The following is an explanation of each of those agents. FVR Stands For Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis Rhinotracheitis is a severe upper respiratory infection caused by a feline type 1, herpes-virus. It is most severe in young kittens and older cats, and is one of the most serious upper respiratory diseases seen in the feline species. The virus is airborne and very contagious in susceptible animals. Cats with this infection are lethargic, and show signs of respiratory involvement with much sneezing and coughing. There is usually a discharge from the nostrils and the eyes, and a high temperature may be present. Some cats develop pneumonia and occasionally ulcerations in the eyes. Infested cats do not want to eat or drink because the nostrils are plugged and the throat is sore. Dehydration and weight loss are common. The disease is debilitating and chronic. Many cats require hospitalization, intravenous fluids and intensive care to help them get over the infection. Antibiotics are given to treat secondary bacterial infections. Some cats suffer permanent damage to the eyes and the respiratory system. Fortunately, the vaccine is an effective preventive agent. C Stands For Calicivirus Infection There are several strains of caliciviruses that affect the cat. They can cause a range of diseases, from a mild almost asymptomatic infection, to life-threatening pneumonia. Most cases show only evidence of problems in the mouth, nasal passages and the conjunctiva (mucus membranes) of the eyes. Early signs are loss of appetite, elevated temperature and lethargy. Later, sneezing, oral ulcers and discharge from the eyes are seen. The course of the disease in uncomplicated cases is short, and recovery may be expected in seven to ten days. Some of the more virulent strains can cause severe symptoms. They may cause rapid death in young kittens and older cats. The disease is transmitted by direct contact with an infected cat or object (bowl, cage, brush, blanket, etc.) that harbors the virus. The virus can survive eight to ten days in the environment. Carrier cats can pass the virus into the environment for up to one year. P Stands For Panleukopenia Panleukopenia (also known as feline distemper and infectious feline enteritis) is a highly contagious disease characterized by a short course and high mortality rate. The disease is caused by a parvovirus similar to the parvovirus seen in dogs. It is very resistant and may remain infectious in the environment for up to a year. The disease is most severe in young kittens, but can affect cats of all ages. The first symptom is loss of appetite, followed by vomiting and diarrhea. A blood count usually shows a lowered number of white blood cells, a fact which helps in diagnosing the infection. Infected cats usually must be hospitalized with intensive treatment such as intravenous fluids, antibiotic and supportive care. Mortality rate may reach 90% in young kittens under six months, and may approach 50% in older animals. The vaccine is very effective in preventing the disease. C Stands For Chlamydia Psittaci Feline Chlamydia mainly causes conjunctivitis in the cat. Conjunctivitis may be defined as the inflammation of the delicate membranes or conjunctiva that cover the inner surface of the eyelids and over the white part of the eye (the sclera). Clinical signs normally develop within a few days after infection, beginning as a watery discharge from one or both eyes. Due to the discomfort, affected cats may hold their eyes partially closed. As the disease progresses, severe swelling and reddening of the conjunctiva may be seen and the discharge changes from watery to a thicker yellowish substance. There may also be very mild sneezing and nasal discharge in some cats with a mild fever resulting in lethargy. If left untreated, the conjunctivitis can often persist for six to eight weeks or longer and cats may continue to shed the organism for many months. Chlamydia organisms are very fragile and cannot survive for any period of time in the environment. Infection therefore typically occurs through direct contact and disease is more commonly seen where large groups of cats are kept together, such as multi-cat households, breeding catteries and shelters. Although cats of all ages can be infected, disease is seen most commonly seen in young kittens (5 - 12 weeks old) with persistent or recurrent infection. These vaccines do not always prevent infection, but are certainly helpful in preventing severe clinical disease.
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The best place to go for a rabies shot is to a vet. There are some travelling "Pet Med" groups that give rabies shots, but you need to be sure that they are run by an actual d…octor before you take your cat to one. Cats don't really do well in the kind of big crowd those things have, and there are always lots of dogs, so I always take my cats to their regular doctor. I trust the vet that we know.
IDK if its illegal to not have a pet vaccinated, but i know that vaccines prevent almost any illness in pets.
Yes, the only way for your cat not to have babies is if you get it fixed or if there are complications for your feline. All properly cared for cats should be vaccinated.
Feline Infectious Enteritis (FIe) also called Panleukopenia. . Feline Calcivirus (FCV) a strain of the common cold. . Feline Rhinotracheitis (FVR) or Cat Flu. . Feline Luek…emia . Feline AIDS . Rabies
It runs a risk of getting infected with whatever diseases/illnesses you do not vaccinate it again. Please, vaccinate your animals.
Cats are routinely immunized yearly along with any booster shots necessary .
Sorry, not to my knowledge. Are your concerns allergy related to the dander? If so, the only vaccs I know of for cat dander allergy are for you or whoever is allergic. Also, r…egular brushing, bathing, and more importantly, blow-drying the dander and hair off your cat (I would suggest regular trips to a groomer so that the bathing and blow-drying are done at the grooming shop and not in your house.) will help eliminate the amount of dander in your house to cause the allergy problems. Good Luck!
because she still might feel the needle so u can try to give her a bath or you can just wait until she eats
If you mean a rabies vaccine, then, no. Rabies can only be transmitted if the animal bites, and if the bite breaks the skin. So if the cat only scratched you, then you don't n…eed to worry. It is also very, very rare for a human to get rabies from a cat nowadays, as most people have their cats vaccinated for it. Most rabies cases nowadays are from wild animal bites.
Don't vaccinate your cat, its just a waste of money. they are gonna get ran over sooner or later. or dye of fatness. =D It depends on veterinary provider. You are able… to shop for vaccines on line, frequently. There are free Rabies Clinics from many sources every year. If there is a veterinary colleges close to you. they offer vaccinations for lowered fees. Often there are vets who will base the cost on about to pay. I usually anticipate $35 per cat, but they always stay inside, so many of the vaccines are not necessary. = S
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Vaccinating a cat can help it from getting sick. Depending on what the vaccination is for. It can also prevent spread of diseases and cat flu.
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Feline Panleukopenia Virus Vaccine Feline Calicivirus/Herpesvirus Vaccine Rabies Virus Vaccine: Feline Leukemia Virus Vaccine: Chlamydia, Feline Infectious Peritoniti…s, and Ringworm Vaccines
If not vaccinated, the cat is susceptible to many diseases. By vaccinating it you are taking measures to ensure its health in the future.