Staying Healthy Through All Nine Lives with Cat Vaccinations

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Cat vaccinations are an important part of helping them to live long, happy, and healthy lives with you. Vaccines combat the transmission of dangerous and deadly feline diseases. At The Cat Doctor in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston, we use only the safest vaccines available for cats.

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Every cat and family is different, so we will work with you to determine the appropriate vaccinations needed for your cat. Contact us or schedule your appointment online today!

Vaccines We Offer

At The Cat Doctor, we offer both core (recommended for all cats) and non-core (recommended for cats at risk) vaccinations. The following list shows you what vaccines your kitty needs, which ones are optional, and the diseases that they protect against.

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Rabies

In Texas, Rabies is required by law, and rightly so. This zoonotic disease is fatal for cats and humans alike. Just because your cat is exclusively indoors, doesn’t mean they’re completely safe. Wildlife such as bats or rodents carrying the disease could enter your home and put your family at risk.

When your cat needs it:

  • Initial series: 1st dose at 12 weeks
  • Boosters: Every year after the initial shot

FVRCP

This is a combination vaccine that includes feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia. We highly recommend all cats receive this core vaccine. Each of these diseases is highly contagious and the viruses can live in the environment long enough to travel on clothes, shoes, hands, etc.

When your cat needs it:

  • Initial series: 1st dose at 8 weeks; then every 3 weeks until 16 weeks of age
  • Boosters: one year after the initial series, then every 3 years after that

Feline Leukemia

This is a non-core vaccine we recommend for young cats who go outdoors. It protects against leukemia, which easily spreads through close contact with an infected cat.

When your cat needs it:

  • Initial series: 2 doses, 3-4 weeks apart
  • Boosters: Every year after the initial series
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