We offer a comprehensive range of vaccinations and preventatives to give your kitten a healthy headstart. Our kitten services offer individual vaccinations as well as discounted package pricing. Kittens are recommended to start with their first vaccinations at 8 weeks of age because this age is when the immunity they received from their mother is fading, thus leaving the kitten unprotected. Vaccines given prior to the maternal immunity wearing off will do no good. Check out our affordable rates under prices tabs.
4 in 1 -FVRCPC
The 4 in 1 vaccination provides protection from Feline Viral Rhinotrachetis (FVR), Calicivirus, Panleukopenia & Chlamydia. This vaccination may start as early as 8 weeks in healthy felines, booster every 2-4 weeks until at least 12 weeks, then administered annually.
Feline Leukemia(FeLV) Testing & Vaccine
Feline leukemia can be spread by lateral or vertical transmission. Lateral transmission is from cat to cat by close contact such as sharing food bowls, grooming, or fighting. Vertical transmission is from mother to kittens. Kittens can receive the leukemia vaccine at 9 weeks of age, boostered in 2-4 weeks.
The vaccine can be given without a FeLV test first. At The Pet Stop, we reccomend Feline Leukemia Testing to the cat owner if his/her cat has never been tested in order to determine the FeLV status of the individual cat. If the cat is negative, vaccination is recommended especially where cats have a higher risk of exposure such as in multiple cat households.
Feline leukemia testing is performed with a blood sample. Depending on the territory, the test may be performed immediately in the field while the customer waits for the result or, alternatively, the tests may be performed in a laboratory. The results of blood tests that are performed at a lab rather than immediately in the field are reported to the client by mail. Clients should be instructed that they will receive their test results within 7 – 10 working days.
Kittens can be tested as young as 9 weeks of age, but any positive result in a young cat should be re-tested in 3 months, as the cat can fight off the infection.
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus- FIV (Feline Aids)
This is a retrovirus that causes immunodeficiency disease in cats, and is in the same subfamily of viruses as the causative agent of human aids. This causes immune system depression, leaving the cat more susceptible to infections. FIV spreads from cat to cat, usually from bite wounds.
There is occasional transmission from mother to kittens. FIV is not transmissible to humans. FIV positive cats should never receive modified live vaccines, as they could cause disease in these cats. This is a fatal disease with no cure. All newly acquired cats should be tested for the disease before introduction into a household.
Like leukemia virus for cats, FIV is fatal once a cat is infected, there is no cure. It causes problems with the immune system, making the cat susceptible to serious illness resulting in death. For example, a cold becomes pneumonia and can kill an FIV infected cat.
The FIV test is performed with a blood sample. The tests can be performed in the field, or in a lab, depending on the territory. Any kittens tested for FIV that are under 6 months of age should be re-tested after 6 months of age because the kitten can become negative. A kitten can be positive for either leukemia or AIDS, or both. Recommended FIV vaccination will depend on your cat's final results.