Keep Your Cat Healthy
Just as with humans, vaccinations and follow-up boosters are vital to the health of your cat. These treatments will incur vet’s fees, but it’s nothing like the cost of trying to nurse your cat back to health if they pick up a nasty bug, let alone the worry of your pet being ill.
Just as with the human version, there are many different strains of flu so it will never be completely wiped out. However, a cat flu vaccine provides a degree of protection against this virus, which can spread rapidly between cats.
A widespread virus, Feline Infectious Enteritis can be fatal. It is a severe infection of the gut caused by the feline parvovirus, and can be passed by infected animals and equipment, including bedding and food dishes.
Feline Leukaemia is transmitted via saliva and can be deadly. There’s less of a risk for indoor pets, but the vaccine offers some protection for outdoor cats.
Cats between the ages of five weeks and nine months are said to be at particular risk of Feline Chlamydia, a disease characterised by conjunctivitis and sneezing. Whilst the vaccine does not protect against the infection it does help to reduce its effects.
An initial course of vaccines may be given to kittens as young as seven weeks old, with regular annual boosters needed throughout their life in order to maintain immunity.