At Liberty Vet Pets — Veterinary Hospital & Home Visit Services in Philadelphia, PA, we know all too well that prevention is better than cure. Your beloved feline companion will be free to enjoy his life to the fullest safe from many diseases that can affect them, and you will have peace of mind. Our animal hospital caters to everyone despite their busy schedule, with our mobile vet services available for everyone.
Necessary Vaccinations for Cats and Kittens
Vaccinations introduce a less potent form of a pathogen into your pet's body to stimulate its immune system and make it develop antibodies to specific diseases. If the pathogen vaccinated against shows up in the future, your cat's system knows how to fight it off.
The most important vaccinations for your cat are:
- Rabies: This is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the brain and can be transferred to human beings from their pets if the saliva of an infected animal comes into contact with a person through broken skin or mucous membranes. For most states, this vaccine is compulsory.
- FVRCP Combination Vaccine: As the name suggests, this vaccine helps protect your cat from a range of diseases including feline distemper, calicivirus, and rhinotracheitis.
- Bordetella: This vaccination is a requirement for cats exposed to various outdoor environments like pet daycares or other unvaccinated animals.
- Feline Leukemia (or FelV): Transmission of feline leukemia occurs through exchange of saliva, blood, and other bodily fluids with an infected animal. Cats exposed to other unvaccinated cats, either from roaming outdoors or living in a boarding facility, need the FeIV vaccine to help keep them safe.
Our veterinarian can help you find a schedule to make sure your cat has all necessary vaccines in good time.
Schedule a Visit to Get a Vaccine for Your Cat and Other Pets
If you are in the Philadelphia, PA area, Liberty Vet Pets — Veterinary Hospital & Home Visit Services has a team of trained and compassionate veterinarians ready to help you keep your pet in good health. Give us a call today or fill our online form and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible!