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CAT VACCINES

This information is provided by Provet for educational purposes only.

You should seek the advice of your veterinarian if your pet is ill as only he or she can correctly advise on the diagnosis and recommend the treatment that is most appropriate for your pet.

Note for Pet Owners:
Some of the most important scientific discoveries of the 20th Century have been in the field of vaccination to protect against the serious diseases that afflict man and animals. 

Vaccination is only mandatory under certain circumstances (such as for the movement of animals across International borders). However,  as an animal owner you have an obligation to take whatever steps are practical and affordable to prevent disease. In addition, by protecting your animal you are also reducing the chances of it contracting one of these serious diseases and transmitting it to another animal.

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When should cats be vaccinated ?

Cats should be vaccinated for the first time when they are young kittens (from 9 weeks of age - and occasionally earlier) to protect them against a number of important infectious diseases. They usually require more than one dose initially (called the primary course) followed by booster vaccinations at regular intervals to maintain protection.

Vaccination of cats is required for movement across many International borders, and before cats can enter boarding kennels or cat shows.

For general information about vaccines and vaccination CLICK HERE 

Vaccines in common use in cats are listed below. Cats do get a reaction after vaccination some times, usually in the form of lethargy, pyrexia and anorexia . If you want to find out more about the individual diseases follow the blue links provided.

Cat Vaccines licensed in the UK

Below is a list of all Feline vaccines licensed for use in the UK (Correct as at 12th January 2016). Not all brands may be available depending upon marketing decisions by the various marketing license holders. Also, the content of individual vaccines may change so you are advised to check the current details for these vaccine brands at the Veterinary Medicines Directorate website (www.vmd.defra.gov.uk ). For further information about each disease click on the highlighted links.

Key

Bb Bordetella bronchiseptica

CF    Chlamydofila felis

FCV Feline calicivirus

FeLV Feline leukaemia virus

FHV Feline herpesvirus (rhinotracheitis virus)

FPV Feline parvovirus (panleucopenia virus; infectious enteritis)

R - Rabies

Vaccine Components

Brand names

Marketing License Holder

Inactivated Viral and Bacterial vaccines

 

 

FCV + FHV + FPV + CF

Fevaxyn Quatrifel

Zoetis

FCV + FeLV +FHV + FPV + CF

Fevaxyn Pentofel

Zoetis

FCV + FHV + CF

Purevax RCCh

Merial

Live Bacterial and Live Viral    
FCV+FHV+FPV+CF Purevax RCPCh Merial

Inactivated Viral vaccines

 

 

FCV + FHV

Purevax RC

Merial

FCV + FHV + FPV

Purevax RCP

Merial

FCV + FHV + FPV + FeLV

Leucofeligen FeLV/RCP

Virbac

FeLV

Leucogen

Leukocell 2

Nobivac FeLV

Versifel FeLV

Virbac

Zoetis

Virbac

Zoetis

R

Canigen rabies

Nobivac rabies

Rabisin

Vanguard rabies

Vanguard R

Intervet

Intervet

Merial

Zoetis

Zoetis

Live and Inactivated Viral vaccines

 

 

FCV + FHV

Purevax RC

Merial

FCV + FHV + FPV

Purevax RCP

Merial

FCV + FeLV + FHV + FPV

Leucofeligen FeLV/RCP

Virbac

Live Bacterial vaccines

 

 

Bb

Nobivac Bb

Intervet

Live Viral and Inactivated Viral and Bacterial vaccines

 

 

FCV + FHV + CF

Purevax RCCh

Merial

 

 

 

Live Viral vaccines

 

 

FCV + FHV

Nobivac Ducat

Intervet

FCV + FHV + FPV

Feligen RCP

Felocell CVR

Nobivac Tricat Trio

Versifel CVR

Virbac

Eli Lilley

Intervet

Zoetis

R

Purevax rabies

Merial

 

Updated January 2016