If your cat lives indoors and never goes outside we only recommend FVRCPC or Upper Respiratory Vaccine. FVRCPC stands for Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calici, Panleukopenia and Chlamydia.
FELINE VIRAL RHINOTRACHEITIS:
Viral disease of cats that causes, sneezing, infection of the nasal passages and eyes. This disease is caused by Feline Herpes Virus Infection. Cats commonly develop nasal discharge that can turn into a chronic sinus infection. This virus can be transmitted through the placenta during pregnancy.
FELINE CALICIVIRUS INFECTION:
This is a common respiratory viral disease, characterized by upper respiratory signs, oral ulcers and pneumonia. The virus can also infect the eyes and cause conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers . Cats commonly develop secondary bacterial infections, fever and because of nasal congestion, stop eating. Vaccination is effective in prevention of this disease.
This is an acute viral infection of the intestines, characterized by sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting and depression. This virus can affect kittens during pregnancy and cause malformation of the brain and eyes, and can cause fetal death. Vaccination is very effective in preventing this disease.
Chronic respiratory infection in cats, that cases similar signs as Calicivirus infection, but usually without oral ulcers, it cases mild inflammation in nasal passages and upper airways. Conjunctivitis ( infection of the eyes ) may also be present. Young kittens usually have more severe symptoms.
If your cat goes outside we also recommend testing and vaccinating for Feline Leukemia Virus & if you have a male cat, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus.
FELINE LEUKEMIA VIRUS:
Transmitted during casual contact, grooming, shared dishes or litter pans. Transmission to kittens during pregnancy and nursing is also possible. This virus affects the immune system. Infected cats are prone to developing tumors and chronic bacterial infections.
FELINE IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS:
This virus mostly affects male outdoor cats, because the virus is shed in the saliva and is transmitted during a bite. It is similar to human AIDS virus but it is not contagious to people or dogs. Vaccination is available to protect your outdoor cat from this virus. All cats should be tested before administering this vaccine.