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Vaccine brand does matter! So at All About Cats Cat Veterinary Hospital, we offer only Merial “PureVax” brand vaccinations, which were developed expressly for cats.
Here at All About Cats, our veterinarians are dedicated to making sure cats are not over-vaccinated. To that end, we take your cat’s lifestyle and health into consideration when we develop a custom vaccination schedule.
We are guided by the recommendations made by the American Association of Feline Practitioners, who rely on published data as well as the consensus of a panel of experts in immunology, infectious disease, internal medicine and clinical practice.
A good rule of thumb is to remember that all cats should have a wellness examination at least once a year. At this annual visit, you and your veterinarian can discuss the necessary vaccines considering your cat's lifestyle and health status.
We categorize cats into three risk groups to determine vaccination schedules:
“Safe Kitties” are at minimal risk of contracting contagious viruses from other cats. Because they’re typically kept only indoors or are supervised closely while outside, these cats do not come into physical contact with cats outside their household. Cats that share the home are also kept indoors and have had the Feline Leukemia blood test.
Our recommended protocol for “Safe Kitties”:
“At-Risk Kitties” are at some risk of coming into contact with cat(s) carrying contagious virus. They typically have unsupervised outdoor access or come into contact with a cat who has outdoor access. Indoor cats can also become at-risk if new cats are introduced into their home.
Our recommended protocol for “At-Risk Kitties”:
For kittens under one year old, our recommended protocol is:
To get your vaccine questions answered and to schedule your cat’s vaccines and/or annual wellness examination, call our Las Vegas veterinary hospital at 702-257-3222.