Your Cats Wellness Vaccinations

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South River Veterinary Service follows the vaccination program suggested by American Association of Feline Practitioners.

RCP: (Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia) This is the core vaccine against infectious feline diseases. Rhinotracheitis and Calicivirus affect the respiratory tract and Panleukopenia, sometimes fatal, suppresses the immune system and can be fatal. RCP should be given to all cats (indoor or outdoor), every 3 years. A titer test is available to determine whether your cat needs to be vaccinated.

Rabies: Rabies is a viral disease that is spread from infected animals, generally through a bite. Rabies is invariably fatal and is contagious to humans. Because of the human risk, rabies vaccine is mandated by law, regardless of whether the cat goes outside or not. Rabies is currently endemic to our area and is given annually.

Feline Leukemia: This vaccine is recommended for all cats that go outside. Feline leukemia is a contagious viral disease spread through close contact like grooming and sharing food bowls. This vaccine is given annually.