In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this. ~ Terry Pratchett
We follow the American Association of Feline Practitioners guidelines for vaccination of adult cats.
Research has indicated that many of the vaccines we use last longer than one year, and they have been grouped into core and optional vaccines.
Core Vaccinations given every 3 years for all adult cats:
Feline Panlelukopenia (FP)
Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis and Feline Calicivirus (RC) given together.
Optional Annual Vaccinations
Feline Leukemia for those cats who spend time outdoors
PureVax - non adjuvented Rabies vaccine.
Cats 2 years of age and older should be seen annually for a complete physical exam, and will receive Rabies, Panleukopenia, or Rhinotracheitis/Calicivirus vaccine on a 3 year rotating basis.
Heartworms are a blood parasite transmitted by an infected mosquito. We recommend heartworm preventative be given from June 1st through December 1st, especially for cats that spend time outdoors.
Cats do not need to be tested prior to starting preventative.
Fecal Exam checks for intestinal parasites such as round worms. Cats who spend time outdoors should have a fecal sample tested once a year.
Spaying or Neutering is recommended at 6 months of age for all cats not used for breeding.
Annual Blood Profile is recommended at 8 years of age, and annually thereafter, for early detection of common problems associated with aging.
We strongly urge you to obtain an i.d. tag for your cats collar. We also offer permanent identification with the Home Again Microchip.
A microchip, which is the size of a grain of rice, is inserted underneath the skin between the shoulder blades. The i.d. number and owner information is registered with the Home Again Database.
If a pet is lost and recovered, the number can be read by any agency or veterinarian who has a microchip scanner, and the owner can be traced.