Many serious infectious diseases of cats can be controlled by vaccination. With over 20 million pet cats in the U.S.,
your cat is quite likely to come in contact with an infectious disease at one time or another. Even
indoor cats can be exposed to viral diseases carried in the air, in dust, or on clothing. Vaccination is inexpensive
protection against costly treatment, or even the premature death of your cat!
Known as "cat distemper" is a highly contagious and often fatal disease in young cats. It is easily transmitted from cat
to cat. Signs include depression, loss of appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Feline Respiratory Diseases include several different infectious agents.
They are all highly contagious and are widespread. High death rates occur in young cats and "old" cats. Signs of
these diseases include sneezing, fever, nasal discharges, runny nose, coughing, Conjunctivitis (eyelid infections),
mouth ulcers, and general depression. These diseases include: Rhinotracheitis, Calici Virus and
Chlamydia Sneezing, etc easily spread from upper respiratory infections. Even a stray cat that seems outwardly to be
healthy may be a "carrier" infecting your pet, even through a screen window. Protection from all the above diseases is
included in one injection. A series of the initial injection is necessary to build the antibody protection needed to help
your cat develop a high degree of immunity against these diseases.
Unknown 20 years ago, but is now considered to be the leading cause of death in cats. It is a cancer-causing virus that
often suppresses the ability to fight other infections. Kittens can be born with the virus. Cats can have the leukemia
virus for years before showing signs of the disease. Feline Leukemia is not transmissible to humans or dogs. There is
no successful treatment once signs develop!
Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP):
A progressive and fatal disease. It is now said to be the number 2 killer of cats in the U.S. Many infected cats also
harbor Feline Leukemia. Signs include loss of weight, labored breathing, enlarged abdomen, and generalized illness.
There is no successful treatment once signs appear!
A fatal viral infection of the nervous system that attacks all warm-blooded animals, including humans. Cats have
outnumbered dogs in reported cases since 1981. Rabies is a public health hazard and personal risk to you. It is
transmitted through the bite of an infected animal. Even indoor cats may be infected through contact with a carrier in a
basement, garage, or attic. There is no cure! Vaccination is very important for your safety, as well as the safety of your