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Cats:
Core vaccines: FVRCP, Rabies
Optional vaccine: FELV
  • FVRCP stands for feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia viruses.
    • ​FVRCP given at 8 weeks, 12 weeks, and 16 weeks then boosted annually.
  • Rabies vaccine is regulated by Pennsylvania law.
    •  Rabies is given at 12 weeks of age, which is a one year vaccine, and then will need to be boosted anually. 
  • FELV stands for Feline Leukemia, this vaccine is recommended for cats that are outdoors or exposed to other cats.
    • ​FELV is given at 12 weeks and then 16 weeks after this it is boosted annually.

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​​Other Preventative care can include:

  • Fecal examinations are recommended at each kitten visit then yearly to prevent and treat any intestinal parasite.
    •  Recommended every 6 months for households with small children.
  • Heartworm preventatives can be given as early as 8-10 weeks of age. 
    • Heartworm preventatives are  to be given monthly and year round.
  • Flea and tick preventatives can be started as early as 8-10 weeks. 
    • These should be applied monthly during the warmer months or year round.