Cat Vaccination

The veterinarians at Campbell River Veterinary Hospital understand how important your cat’s health is. Our goal is to work with you to develop a vaccine protocol that will work for your cat, and its lifestyle, age and needs.

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Does my indoor cat need to be vaccinated?

Yes, all cats need to be vaccinated whether they are indoor-only or indoor/outdoor cats. Our veterinarians will discuss with you what vaccines will work best for your cat. This discussion will include the lifestyle of your cat, and what kind of other pets it’s around.

What are FVRCP and core vaccine for cats?

FVRCP is Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Panleukopenia and Calicivirus, this is the feline combo vaccine. Rhinotracheitis is an upper respiratory tract infection in cats, it is very contagious between cats. Panleukopenia (distemper) is a virus which can be fatal, Calicivirus is another major upper respiratory tract infection in cats and again is highly contagious.

How often does my adult cat need to be vaccination?

At Campbell River Veterinary Hospital our feline vaccine protocol is developed by the veterinarian and yourself. On your first exam, the doctor will discuss the vaccine schedule that works best for your cat and give you a timeline.

Are there any risk associated with cat vaccines?

Rarely, but if there is a reaction some symptoms include swelling at injections site, vomiting, diarrhea, hives and difficulty breathing. Call us immediately if you notice any of these symptoms.

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