Vaccinating your cat is very important for their health and for the control of infectious disease, not only for your cat but for the cat population as a whole. The greater the proportion of the population that is vaccinated the lower the risk for your cat, even when they themselves are vaccinated. Kittens are typically vaccinated at 9 and 12 weeks of age and then annual boosters afterwards.
Feline herpes virus and feline calici virus. Cat flu symptoms can range from mild to severe with sneezing, nasal discharge, mouth ulcers, sore eyes and reduced appetite. Cat flu is usually acquired via close contact with affected cats.
Feline Infectious Enteritis
(Cat parvo virus) this causes usually severe vomiting and diarrhoea, but can cause neurological signs especially in kittens infected before or soon after birth. It can also be rapidly fatal.
Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV)
Infection with FeLV usually results in persistent, lifelong infection. Most cats will develop disease and die within 3 years of being diagnosed with the infection. It is usually transmitted via close contact and mainly via the exchange of saliva –usually prolonged close contact is required for infection to occur.