PURRADISE’S RECOMMENDED SCHEDULE OF WELLNESS CARE BY LIFE STAGE
The below the schedule of routine care is what we feel is ideal for most pet cats. Purradise appreciates that every patient is unique and what may be best for most cats, may not be best for your cat. At your exam, a doctor will partner with you to develop the best plan for vaccinations and scheduled checkups (please see the chart below).
There are two vaccines that we recommend depending on where your cat dwells. The FVCRP-C and the Feline Leukemia vaccine are the only two vaccines that we administer.
For cats that live strictly indoor with no contact with other outdoor cats we only recommend the FVRCP-C vaccine. This is a four-way combo vaccine that protects cats from Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calici Virus, Panleukopenia, and Chlamydia. These are viruses that you could potentially bring into your home if you were to come into contact with a sick cat and got the contaminants on your clothing. Initially, we recommend a first kitten FVRCP-C vaccine be given at 8 weeks of age and a booster second FVRCP-C vaccine be given 3 to 4 weeks after. We then boost the FVRCP-C in 1 year and repeat the vaccine every 3 years from this point on.
For cats that spend any time outside, we recommend the Feline Leukemia vaccine be started at 10 weeks of age. The frequency of the vaccine is the same as the FVRCP-C vaccine with a booster in 3 to 4 weeks, then in a year and maintained every 3 years. Feline Leukemia can only be contracted from contact with an affected cat and therefore we do not recommend this vaccine for strictly indoor cats.
While FIV is an outdoor cat concern, we do not vaccinate with the FIV vaccine. There is no evidence that the FIV vaccine is proven to work and causes the FIV/Felv combo test to come up positive no matter if the cat has the actual virus or because the cat is vaccinated. We recommend testing with the FIV/Felv combo test annually to be sure your cat does not contract either of these viruses while they are outdoors.