Our semi-annual exams help keeps your cat healthy.
It is much better to prevent disease than treat it. This is why our semi-annual cat exam visits are so important. The exam findings and information from this visit help us create a passport to your cat's continued health.
Vaccinations are recommended and rabies vaccine is required by law for all cats. Outdoor cats should also be on heartworm, flea and intestinal parasites preventative medication.
We know that your cat benefits when you are a part of his or her health team. The semi-annual visit is a great time for you to talk to us about any concerns you might have.
Rabies vaccine. Rabies is transmitted through by bites from wild animals, particularly skunks, raccoons, possums, bats, and foxes. This disease can be transmitted to humans through the bite or scratch of an infected pet/animal. Puppies and kittens will first receive this vaccination at 16 weeks of age; then will be revaccinated annually. This vaccine is required by law through the individual counties.
FVRCP Vaccine. This is a "4-way" feline vaccine that vaccinates against feline distemper (aka panleukopenia), rhinotrachetitis, calici, and chlamydia. Kittens can be vaccinated as early as 6 weeks and are boostered every 3 weeks until 16 weeks of age. Adult cats are then revaccinated yearly.
Feline Leukemia Vaccine. Feline Leukemia Vaccine is recommended for kittens and cats that are of "high risk," such as indoor/outdoor cats/kittens.Heartworm Prevention. Heartworm disease is a serious disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes and if left untreated can be fatal. We recommend your cat be on year round heartworm prevention starting at your kitten's first visit. Your cat will need to be tested with a simple blood test for heartworm disease on an annual basis. Flea and Tick Control. We recommend using flea/tick prevention all year around for your cat in Florida.
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