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 friend up to date with their cat vaccinations 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 pet’s immune system with an additional layer of protection against illnesses such as rabies, feline leukemia, feline viral rhinotracheitis, and more.
In addition to using the highest-quality cat vaccinations, we also use the safest. Since 1993, we have been using only non-adjuvanted vaccines for our patients. Non-adjuvanted vaccines greatly reduce your cat’s risk of having a harmful reaction known as feline injection-site sarcoma.
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 cat vaccinations according to protocols established by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) 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) 525-6369. We’d be happy to talk to you about meeting all of your cat’s healthcare needs.
Absolutely love that this veterinary office is dedicated solely to the care of cats. Doctors and staff are extremely knowledgeable, friendly, compassionate regarding pets left in their care, lessening any concerns owners may have prior to visiting!
We love coming to the Cat Practice for vet appointments and boarding! My cat has stayed at one other boarding place and was extremely distressed when I picked him up. Every time we come here, he is happy and stress free when I pick him up! Thanks!
We have been coming since Cali was a tiny kitty and I would not go anywhere else. We are treated with kindness and friendliness and I very much enjoy going in. It has been the same kind of experience I had with my childrens’ pediatric visits.
You’re all absolute experts on feline health, and you give my cats the very best of care. I wouldn’t take my beloved pets anywhere else.
The knowledge and understanding Dr. Cousins has of felines is outstanding. Being only 1 of 80 in the nation that is specialized in feline practice makes us feel that our fur babies received the upmost care & treatement. Would highly recommend!