Keeping your cat’s vaccinations up-to-date is one of the most important things you can do to protect your pet’s health. Vaccines protect felines against common diseases that can make cats sick and can even threaten their lives. At Animal Medical Center of Pleasanton, we have provided residents of Pleasanton, CA, with feline vaccination services for many years.
The Importance of Cat Vaccinations
Vaccines for pets are critical for reducing the spread of diseases between pets. These diseases are life-threatening and costly to treat. Many states and local communities require vaccination for all pets.
What Are Core Vaccines?
Core vaccines are those that are required for all animals. Required cat vaccinations include those for calicivirus, rhinotracheitis, panleukopenia, and rabies. These vaccines are begun when kittens are 8 weeks of age and continue at 3-week intervals until 16 weeks of age.
What Are Non-Core Vaccines?
Additional vaccines are available for felines that may be exposed to other diseases. Bordetella bronchiseptia vaccines are given to cats that are boarded, to prevent upper respiratory infections. Vaccines against feline leukemia, feline AIDs virus, feline infectious peritonitis, and Chlamydophila felis are given on a case-by-case basis, depending on exposure. Our veterinarian will recommend which non-core vaccines your cat should get.
Concerns about Vaccinating Your Cat
Not getting vaccinated puts your pet at additional risk for many diseases that can be costly to treat, and sometimes may not always be able to save the animal. Our animal hospital staff can answer any questions you might have about your cat's health and the safety of vaccines.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian for Cat Vaccinations in Pleasanton, CA
Call Animal Medical Center of Pleasanton today at (925) 734-8387 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.