Vaccinations for cats
There are many vaccinates which help to prevent cat's illness. What vaccinates should be done to your kitten or adult cat? It depends on its age, the previous vaccinations, your veterinary advice and the territory on which you live.
The most important vaccinations
Each cat must be vaccinated of rabies in spite of that either it walks or is kept always at home. Without the exceptions. Even if your cat stays at home in can be infected by a mouse which occasionally got into your house or by a bat. This illness is fatal both for the cat and for its owner. It is not cured. Fury, weakness, irritation, convulsions are the signs of this terrible illness. Rabies spreads with saliva mostly after the bites. This infection like many others has growing period of about twelve months. Many people vaccinate their dogs of this death illness to predict dangerous and now cats gets the first place in the list of animals what most often are infected with rabies. There is nothing positive! Rabies kills cats and also it is the illness which can kill you and your children. It's hardly to get risk just because you don't want to take your cat to veterinary, isn't it?
The infection of feline leukemia is more often communicated with blood and saliva but sometimes it can be found in the urine and excrements. That's why infection is communicated from one cat to another when they eat or drink from the same plate, use the same toilet box, lick each other or fight with infected cat.
Infected cats may look and act as healthy ones for some years but during this time can infect other cats. That's why each cat whether it walks outside or stays at home must be vaccinated and each cat in your house must be examined and also vaccinated. Why do you have to risk? If the vaccination exists then use it!
Such vaccinations are done when your kitten is nine weeks, then one more time in three weeks and after that once a year they are repeated. Get this vaccine!
Feline Immunodeficiency virus
Feline immunodeficiency virus is such kind of infection which you can't protect your cat with the help of vaccinations from. And like a human infection of AIDS it is fatal for cats. But it is communicated differently from the human infections by air-drop way. But it should be said that this infection can not be communicated to people or to other kinds of animals. Vaccinations against this illness has not yet appeared at the market but the specialist hard work to invent it. Because there is no vaccination the best protection for your cat is to keep it always at home.
Feline Infectious Peritonitis
Feline infectious peritonitis is the second cause of cats dead from infection illness. There have been no vaccination till 1991. But now it exists that's why use it! Being communicated from one animal to another with usual ways such as with saliva, urine or excrements. This little firm killer can survive the environment during many weeks. It is one more reason of vaccination of each cat. This illness is very unpleasant and it displays with the fever, depression, anorexia (absence of appetite) and, in generally, bad condition. After being infected most of cats die.
This illness is also famous as pneumonic (don't mix with the pneumonia). Cats which suffer from the infection mostly all are Abyssinian, Burmese and Siamese. There is effective vaccination of it. This illness is not communicated to people.
Feline Infection Enteritis (Feline Panleukopenia)
It is a very infectious illness which is also called feline plague or feline fever, it causes fever, diarrhea, anorexia, nausea, vomit. Together with these symptoms comes arid. It is a stable infection which can live in the environment for many months and for any cat to infect it. It is a complicated illness which sometimes leads the animal to death but if you do all the necessary vaccinations it should not be afraid. Such exciters are vaccinated every three weeks begin vaccinations at the age of six or eight weeks and finish them when the kitten is fourteen weeks old.
Feline Infection Rhinotracheitis
Rhinotracheitis is a herpes virus. Just like herpes in people, it keeps coming back. It is almost certainly the most common cause of chronic, non-responsive conjunctivitis in cats. It doesn't respond to any anti-bacterial agent because it isn't a bacteria. Anti-viral eye drops are available but may not be very effective, either. Even after your cat recovers from this illness caused by this infection, it'll stay its carrier for the whole life. This illness has symptoms which are alike with symptoms of strong cold in the head. Among them are cough, sneezing, tearing eyes, secretions from nose, hard breathing and these are only some symptoms. The vaccination of this illness cat usually gets at the some time with the vaccination of feline plague.
You should read www.catshots.com. It says all the vaccinations aren't that good for cats.
I know about correlation between over vaccinating and KIDNEY FAILURE in cats!!! See more http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/insight/2004/fall2004/cats.htm