Feline Vaccinations

  • FRCP: The Feline Rhinotracheitis-Calicivirus-Panleukopenia combination vaccination provides protection against a set of extremely important viruses. Rhinotracheitis (feline herpes virus-1), panleukopenia (feline parvovirus), and calicivirus are considered part of our core vaccination recommendations for kittens and cats. We recommend that kittens receive this vaccination in a series every 3 weeks until the age of 17 weeks. After completing the initial FRCP series, this vaccination is administered in one year and then every 3 years. At Meadowmont Animal Hospital we have an intranasal form available of the vaccination to reduce the number of injections in our feline friends.
  • Rabies: The rabies virus vaccination protects your cat against an incurable fatal viral disease that affects the central nervous system of mammals, including humans. Vaccination for rabies may be administered to your kitten as early as 12 weeks of age. The vaccination is repeated every year. The state of North Carolina requires that both indoor and outdoor cats be current on rabies vaccination.
  • Feline leukemia: Feline leukemia virus is a contagious virus spread from an infected cat to another through direct contact or exposure to saliva and other body fluids containing the virus. The feline leukemia virus can affect almost any organ system in the body resulting in a variety of symptoms. Meadowmont Animal Hospital recommends all kittens and new cats be tested for feline leukemia. We recommend the feline leukemia vaccination for cats that go outdoors or are exposed to other cats. After an initial series of two feline leukemia vaccinations, your cat will need to receive feline leukemia vaccinations every two years.
  • Parasites: Meadowmont Animal Hospital understands the importance of parasite detection and control for our patients and their human families. Several parasites, such as roundworms and hookworms, can cause serious disease in people. We want to protect your pet and family by helping you select appropriate anti-parasitic medication. Our hospital team may ask about travel, percentage of time outdoors, exposure to other pets, activities such as hiking, trail walks and swimming, and your preferences of topical verses oral product administration.