All pets need to be vaccinated regularly to prevent them against
potentially deadly diseases caused by some bacteria and by viruses,
some of which can be transmitted to humans.
Goole RSPCA provides a first vaccination in most rehoming cases which is included in the cost of the cat or kitten.
Depending on how long the animal has been in our care means that potentially they could have received their second vaccination too.
Please note that the cost of any booster vaccinations is the responsibility of the adopter in all cases.
By vaccinating your cat from an early age, you will also help to prevent the spread of these diseases to other animals.
If you go on holiday, any reputable boarding cattery will want to see proof of up-to-date vaccinations.
Kittens are normally vaccinated at nine and 12 weeks with a booster 12 months after the first vaccinations. Four of the most serious cat illnesses can all be prevented by vaccination: Feline Infectious Enteritis (FIE) – a virulent virus which is often fatal and spreads very quickly; Feline Herpes Virus (FHV) – a virus spread by discharge from the nose and eyes and saliva. An infected cat may suffer further recurences through their life; Feline Calicivirus (FCV) – a virus spread by direct contact with affected cats, airborne-spread or contamination of the environment; Feline Leukaemia (FILV) – one of the most common infectious causes of death in cats.
Rabbits should be routinely vaccinated from six weeks of age against two killer diseases: Myxomatosis – vaccination will give immunity with three days and last six to nine months. It is best to give the vaccination in early spring so that your rabbits have the best protection during the autumn period when they are most at risk from the disease; Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease – by the time the rabbit owner realises something is wrong with their pet it’s usually too late to prevent death. An annual vaccination can give your rabbit protection.
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