Vaccination Schedule

Andrews Veterinary has established a vaccination protocol to properly protect your adult cat from preventable diseases, while acknowledging the safest dosing interval to keep your cat protected. Currently we offer one year feline only rabies vaccination, three year feline viral rhinotracheitis, panleukopenia and calicivirus vaccination, and annual feline leukemia vaccination based on life style. Adult cats should have annual check- ups, even if they do not have vaccinations required every year. Cats are very stoic creatures and are able to hide many problems they may be experiencing, so annual examination is very important! In addition to the vaccines that may be due and physical examination, we also recommend annual fecal testing and blood work evaluation as part of disease prevention and monitoring.

Adult Cat Vaccination # 1 (1 Year of Age) – or 1st year of ownership.

  • Rhinotracheitis, Calici, Panleukopenia, & Chlamydia Psittaci combo shot.
  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) booster
  • Feline Leukemia (Leuk) booster
  • Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) booster
  • Rabies 3 year. We recommend a rabies 3 year vaccination unless this is the first year your cat has been vaccinated. This vaccination will be valid for 3 years.

Adult Cat Vaccination # 2 (2 Years of Age)

  • 3 year Rhinotracheitis, Calici, Panleukopenia, & Chlamydia Psittaci combo shot. This vaccination will be valid for 3 years unless it is the first year your cat has been vaccinated.
  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) booster
  • Feline Leukemia (Leuk) booster
  • Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) booster

Adult Cat Vaccination # 3 (3 Years of Age)

  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) booster
  • Feline Leukemia (Leuk)
  • Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)

Adult Cat Vaccination # 4 (4 Years of Age)

  • Rabies 3 year. We recommend a rabies 3 year vaccination unless this is the first year your cat has been vaccinated. This vaccination will be valid for 3 years.
  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) booster
  • Feline Leukemia (Leuk)
  • Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)

Adult Cat Vaccination # 5 (5 Years of Age)

  • 3 year Rhinotracheitis, Calici, Panleukopenia, & Chlamydia Psittaci combo shot. This vaccination will be valid for 3 years unless it is the first year your cat has been vaccinated.
  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) booster
  • Feline Leukemia (Leuk)
  • Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)

Adult Cat Vaccination # 6-8 (6-8 Years of Age).

The vaccination protocol will repeat starting from Adult Cat Vaccination # 3.


Deworming Schedule

We recommend your cat should be tested for parasites yearly and or dewormed every 6 months. You may see no signs of a parasite infestation.


Nail Trimming

To keep your cat’s paws healthy and get them used getting their nails trimmed we recommend you touch and play with your cat paws. Trimming their nails on a regular basis makes the procedure less stressful and it becomes a routine rather than a bad experience or a fearful situation.


Cat Mouths

It is a good idea to open your cat’s mouth and look and touch their teeth and gums. By doing this your cat gets familiar to this idea. In cases when you need to give medications or want to take something from your cat that does not belong in their mouth a much easier process. As your cat gets older and matures he or she will be used to you opening their mouth and medicating is less likely to be a problem.


Ear Cleaning

It is a good idea to clean your cats ears at least once a month. One of the most common office visits for cats is ear problems including ear mites. Using an approved veterinary ear cleaner will help keep their ears from getting infections, wax build up, and ear mites.


Scratching

Cats need something to scratch, this is an instinctive behavior. Get your cat a scratching post. This will provide something to scratch rather than your furniture.


Grooming

It is a good idea to brush out your cat regularly. By doing this you free up loose hair that would normally be swallowed by your cat as it grooms itself. This will help minimize hairballs and prevent matting. Plus your cat will have a nice and shiny coat.