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.
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.