Every pet owner wants their pet to have a long and happy life. Vaccines are part of routine pet care that helps your pet stay healthy by fighting a disease before becoming a threat. A vaccine can save your cat's life, giving him or her the best chance to be healthy and happy for years to come.
West Side Vet offers cat vaccinations and more. If you want to provide the best care for your pet, our veterinarians can provide the advice and vaccination schedule you need to stay on top of your pet's health care. Here's what our Statesboro, GA, vet clinic wants you to know about cat vaccines.
How Cat Vaccinations Work
When your cat receives a vaccine, our vets administer a small dose that contains a weakened version of the virus or bacteria into the body's immune system. Your cat will be able to fight the virus or bacteria, which teaches the body how to produce antibodies to fight this illness in the future if your cat is exposed. As a result, your pet will have all the tools it needs to fight off disease in the future.
Core Vaccines for Cats
All cats benefit from core vaccines. These core vaccines are vital for every cat since all of them are at risk of suffering from life-threatening issues without vaccination. Core vaccines often include:
- Feline calicivirus
- Feline leukemia
- Feline panleukopenia
- Feline rhinotracheitis
Even if your pet does not go outside or interact with other animals, these core vaccines are a good way to keep your pet healthy and safe.
Non-Core Vaccines for Cats
Some non-core vaccines may not be required but are still helpful for protecting your cat's health. It's important that you discuss the potential care your cat needs to stay safe and happy. Common non-core vaccines for cats include:
- Feline Bordetella
- Feline infectious peritonitis
These vaccines may be ideal for cats that go outside.
Visit Us for Professional Pet Care from Our Veterinarians in Statesboro, GA
West Side Vet understands how much you and your family care for your cat. That's why our Statesboro, GA, veterinarians are here to help you provide your pet the vaccines he or she needs to live a long and healthy life. Contact our office to learn more about setting up exams and other essential care for your pet.