At The Cat Practice, we believe in the power of preventative care, and we’ve made it our mission to safeguard cats by preventing serious and potentially-fatal diseases. Thanks to recent advances in veterinary medicine, it’s clear that prevention is the most intelligent way to maximize your cat’s health throughout their lifetime. Having your cat fully vaccinated is one of the most vital steps you can take to improve their health and well-being. Cat vaccines are specifically designed to provide your feline friend’s immune system with an additional layer of protection against illnesses such as rabies, feline leukemia, feline viral rhinotracheitis, and more.
Here’s how vaccination works: vaccines contain antigens, which are similar in structure to disease-causing organisms. These antigens elicit a moderate immune response from your cat’s system without making your cat sick. If your cat is exposed to the actual disease later in life, their immune system will be better prepared to recognize and ward off the contagion.
How We Determine Your Cat’s Vaccination Schedule
We administer vaccines according to protocols established for use throughout the veterinary profession. Our team of animal care professionals apply these standards, taking into consideration each cat’s overall health, lifestyle, age, risk of exposure, and more.
Since no two cats are exactly the same, a one-size-fits-all approach to prevention and treatment is less than ideal. We prefer to evaluate on a case-by-case basis and adapt guidelines to the needs of each individual cat. Our vets will consult with you, make an assessment, then design a cat vaccination protocol to specifically meet your companion’s individual needs.
If you’d like to learn more about cat vaccinations, or if you have any questions about our personalized cat vaccine schedules, we welcome you to contact us at 504-525-MEOW (6369). We’d be happy to talk to you about meeting all of your cat’s healthcare needs.