Project Description

Cat Vaccinations

Rabies Vaccination (required by NY state law)

A rabies vaccination is extremely important and lifesaving, and is required by New York state law for all dogs, cats and ferrets. We offer the PureVax ® feline rabies vaccine which is administered annually. Unlike other rabies vaccines, this one is formulated just for cats – which we all know are not just small dogs!

3-in-1 FVRCP Vaccine

This vaccine protects against feline viral rhinotracheitis (feline herpesvirus-1), calicivirus, and panleukopenia. These diseases are highly contagious and can be fatal, especially for kittens. Although it is often referred to as “feline distemper,” panleukopenia of cats is actually very similar to parvovirus in dogs. The vaccine is about 60% effective for calicivirus, 50% effective for herpesvirus, and nearly 100% effective for panleukopenia, the most fatal of the three diseases. Kittens should be vaccinated every 3-4 weeks starting at 6 weeks of age. Vaccination of adult cats can be decreased to every 1-3 years.

Feline Leukemia Vaccine

Feline leukemia is spread through direct contact between cats. For those cats who become infected, it is generally 1-3 years before they develop signs of illness in the form of fatal cancers such as leukemia or lymphoma. This disease affects approximately 3% of cats in the northeastern US. Any cat who goes outside without direct supervision should be vaccinated. Cats should be tested for feline leukemia before vaccinating. After an initial series, this vaccine should be repeated annually.

Make An Appointment

Stone Cottage Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients, so please feel free to call today. Whether your pet needs an annual exam with vaccinations, or a geriatric monitoring program, we’re here when you need us the most.