Many of us with cats that do not go outside forget that cats need vaccines to, whether they are indoor or outdoor cats. A big part of being a pet owner is making sure your cat is getting regular veterinary care to keep them healthy so they can live a long and happy life with you and your family. Though some vaccines, like Rabies, are required by law, vaccinations are vital to keeping your dog safe for common diseases. Albuquerque Vetco offers the lowest cost vaccinations in New Mexico and since we offer a daily walk-in shot clinic we are also the easiest and fastest place to get your shots.
- Calicivirus- This is spread from cat to cat and can cause ulcers on the tongue, fever and pneumonia
- Feline viral rhinotrachetis – a particularly dangerous illness for kittens causing sneezing, eye and nose discharge, and coughing.
- Feline lukemia – This is a common killer of cats
- Panleukemia or feline distemper – Causes vomiting, diarrhea and treatment is extremely difficult.
What is the Recommended Vaccination Schedule?
Kittens are on a different vaccination schedule than adult cats. At 8 weeks old they need their rabies, feline combo (panleukopenia, rhinotrachetis, calcivirus, chlamydia, and feline leukemia distemper), FeLv (feline leukemia virus), and bordatella, and again 3 weeks later. After the initial kitten schedule your cat only needs annual vaccines.