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First office visit; an exam is required to give vaccines!
FELINE FVRCP - COST $22.00
Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis ( A severe upper respiratory infection)
Caused by a a feline 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.
SYMPTOMS - 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
C - Stands for Caliciviruses Infection - (Mild infection to life-threatening pneumonia)
P - Stands for Panleukopenia (Feline Distemper) , a highly contagious disease, the disease is caused by a parvovirus similar to the parvovirus seen in dogs. This 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.
FELV/FELINE LEUKEMIA - COST $33.00
This is a very contagious virus, viral disease of cats. In addition to causing leukemia, it has been associated with various other types of cancer, anemia, and immune suppression leading to increased susceptibility to various infectious diseases.
WHO GETS FELV? It appears that cats are the only species susceptible to infection with FELV. Kittens are at significantly higher risk for contracting the disease than adult cats.
How is FELV spread? Most commonly spread via the saliva of infected cats, either directly or by contaminated articles such as food and water dishes or toys.
FELV can be spread transplacentally from mother to offspring, but spread via nursing or grooming is more common. Airborne spread in not a concern. FELV is not very durable in the environment. It is inactivated by most commonly used disinfectants.
It can survive for up to 48 hours in a moist environment at room temperature.
FELINE RABIES - COST $22.00
Rabies is an increasing threat to cats. At the present time, the number of reported feline rabies cases in the United States far exceeds that of all other domestic animals. Rabies in cats is also a major public health concern. Because of the routinely fatal outcome of infection in cats, and the potential for human exposure, rabies vaccination is
highly recommended for all cats.