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Vaccinates for FVRCP

FVRCP in Cats








What Does FVRCP Stand For ?

Cats are susceptible to many contagious diseases, most of which are caused by viruses 

Vaccines will prevent your feline from succumbing to several of the worst ones 

A series of four FVRCP injections (given every 3 weeks) given to kittens 

Starting at eight weeks of age

It is then given as an annual booster for the remainder of the cat's life 

There are three preventive agents in the FVRCP vaccine 



FVR stands for Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis

Rhinotracheitis a severe upper respiratory infection caused by a feline type 1, herpes-virus

It is most severe in young kittens and older cats, and is one of the most serious upper respiratory diseases seen in the feline species 

The virus is airborne and very contagious in susceptible animals

Cats with this infection are lethargic, and show signs of respiratory involvement with much sneezing and coughing 

There is usually a discharge from the nostrils and the eyes, and a high temperature may be present 

Some cats develop pneumonia and occasionally ulcerations in the eyes 

Infested cats do not want to eat or drink because the nostrils are plugged and the throat is sore 

Dehydration and weight loss are common

The disease is debilitating and chronic 

Many cats require hospitalization, intravenous fluids and intensive care to help them get over the infection 

Antibiotics are given to treat secondary bacterial infections 

Some cats suffer permanent damage to the eyes and the respiratory system 

Fortunately, the vaccine is an effective preventive agent



C stands for Calicivirus Infection

There are several strains of Caliciviruses that affect the cat 

They can cause a range of diseases, from a mild almost asymptomatic infection, to life-threatening pneumonia 

Most cases show only evidence of problems in the mouth, nasal passages and the conjunctiva (mucus membranes) of the eyes

Early signs are loss of appetite, elevated temperature and lethargy 

Later, sneezing, oral ulcers and discharge from the eyes are seen 

The course of the disease in uncomplicated cases is short, and recovery may be expected in seven to ten days 

Some of the more virulent strains can cause severe symptoms 

They may cause rapid death in young kittens and older cats

The disease is transmitted by direct contact with an infected cat or object (bowl, cage, brush, blanket, etc.) that harbors the virus 

The virus can survive eight to ten days in the environment 

Carrier cats can pass the virus into the environment for up to one year



P stands for Panleukopenia

Panleukopenia (also known as feline distemper and infectious feline enteritis)

is a highly contagious disease characterized by a short course and high mortality rate 

The disease is caused by a parvovirus similar to the parvovirus seen in dogs 

It is very resistant and may remain infectious in the environment for up to a year

The disease is most severe in young kittens, but can affect cats of all ages 

The first symptom is loss of appetite, followed by vomiting and diarrhea 

A blood count usually shows a lowered number of white blood cells, a fact which helps in diagnosing the infection

Infected cats usually must be hospitalized with intensive treatment such as intravenous fluids, antibiotic and supportive care 

Mortality rate may reach 90% in young kittens under six months, and may approach 50% in older animals 

The vaccine is very effective in preventing the disease

Protect your new Silver Persian kitten . . .

a simple annual  FVRCP  Vaccination

-   kitten's first baby shots  -

protects your kitten from leading Feline contagious illnesses