Flashcards in Cat Vx Deck (22):
Name all the vaccines given to cats
Feline leukemia (FELV)
Feline rhinovirus/distemper (FVRCP)
Name the wellness tests for cats
FELV/FIV testing on new kittens or cats or unknown status (adoptee)
What intervals are cat vaccines given in?
3 week intervals
Usually at 6-8 weeks old, 9-11 weeks old, 12-14 weeks old, and 14-16 weeks old
Rabies still can’t be given until 12 weeks old
What is the cat vaccine schedule?
6 weeks: FELV/FIV testing, FVRCP #1, First deworming, DTM (ringworm test), and prevention (usually revolution)
9 weeks: FVRCP #2, FELV #1, second deworming, next dose of prevention
12 weeks: FVRCP #3, Rabies, FELV #2, next dose of prevention
16 weeks: FVRCP adult, fecal, 6 mo supply of revolution
What is a ringworm (DTM) test?
A simple, painless, and inexpensive test that involves plucking some of the kittens hairs and placing them in a test vial
Why is a DTM test important?
A large percentage of cats can carry ringworm infection without obvious symptoms, and it’s contagious to people
What does FIV stand for?
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (feline AIDS)
Why are FELV and FIV often discussed together?
Even though they’re 2 different viral diseases, they’re often discussed together because co-infection is common and most lab testing devices test for both FELV and FIV at the same time
Where does FELV occur?
Worldwide, with prevalence varying by geographic location
Which infectious disease of cats is associated with the most cat illness and death?
This is why the vx is recommended for ALL kittens (and adults that go outside and could be exposed to other cats)
How do you prevent FELV? How do you prevent transmission?
Prevent exposure to other FELV positive cats to prevent catching it
Test to identify infected cats to prevent transmission
Vaccination isn’t a substitute for testing!
Why would a cat die from FELV?
The cat usually dies from a disease that it would normally be able to resist bc FELV breaks down a cats ability to fight off infections of any sort
What is different about the cat Rv?
We use a non-adjuvanted vaccine for feline rabies- this makes it safer for cats but it is an annual vaccine (vs dogs that get it every 3 years)
What 3 diseases does the FVRCP vx protect against?
Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (FVR), Calicivirus (C), and Panleukopenia (P)
What is feline panleukopenia also known as?
What percent of cats with distemper may die?
What are the chances that your cat will be exposed to distemper?
High, because distemper is highly contagious
Symptoms of distemper
Vomiting, diarrhea, fever, depression, loss of appetite
3 examples of feline respiratory diseases?
Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus (both of which are in the vaccine), and Chlamydia
How are feline respiratory diseases spread?
By a pet sneezing, etc
They’re highly contagious and widespread, so chances are high that your cat will be exposed
Can a seemingly healthy cat infect your pet with feline respiratory diseases?