What age is FeLV vaccine given?

What age is FeLV vaccine given?

Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) vaccination is given to ALL kittens as a 2 shot series, beginning at 9 weeks of age or older. This is boosted for ALL cats 1 year later then only the cats at risk (that go outdoors) continue with annual vaccinations. Rabies vaccinations are started at 12 weeks of age or older.

When should an adult cat receive vaccines?

Adult Cat Vaccinations Vaccines are given to your cat one year after the end of the kitten series. Combination Vaccine FVRCP, or feline distemper, FeLV for felines at risk of exposure to feline leukemia virus (cats that are unsupervised outdoors), and rabies annually as required by law.

What is the schedule for cat vaccines?

Vaccination Schedule for Cats: Core and Non-core Vaccines

Cat Vaccine Initial Kitten Vaccination (at or under 16 weeks) Initial Adult Cat Vaccination (over 16 weeks)
Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) As early as 8 weeks, then 3-4 weeks later 2 doses, 3-4 weeks apart
Bordetella As early as 4 weeks 2 doses,1 year apart

How often do you vaccinate for FeLV?

Kittens should begin their vaccination series at 6-8 weeks of age and these vaccines should be boostered every 3-4 weeks until at least 14 weeks of age, when adult immunity takes over. Depending on the vaccine, your pet should then be boostered annually or every 3 years in the case of rabies.

Is FeLV vaccine recommended?

According to the guidelines set forth by the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the FeLV vaccine is recommended annually for all cats who go outside where they have exposure to other cats, and/or live with a FeLV infected cat.

Is FeLV vaccine subcutaneous?

According to recommendations of the vaccine-associated sarcoma task force, parenteral FeLV vaccines are administered subcutaneously as distally as possible in the left rear limb.

What is the F3 vaccination for cats?

The F3 protects against Feline Panleukopenia and Cat Flu (feline herpesvirus, and feline calicivirus). Unlike the C3 for dogs, the F3 does NOT guarantee prevention of infection or shedding of the virus for the cat flu components of the vaccine.

Can adult cats get vaccinations?

If you have an older cat, it is not too late to start a vaccination programme and your vet will be able to advise you on this. Older cats often have a weaker immune system so it is especially important to give them a helping hand and keep their boosters up to date.

Do older cats need vaccinations?

“Most adult cats should be revaccinated every one to three years based on lifestyle risk assessment.” Most adult cats that received the full booster series of vaccines as kittens should be revaccinated every one to three years based on a lifestyle risk assessment.

Do adult cats need FeLV vaccine?

“Vaccination is recommended for all kittens, and then on an as-needed basis for adult cats.” The incidence of FeLV disease has dramatically declined over the past several decades.

How long is FeLV vaccine good for?

The only feline leukemia virus vaccine shown to be effective against persistent viremia for 2 years after vaccination.