The following are guidelines only. Please follow your veterinarian’s suggestions if they differ.

FVRCP - for upper respiratory and distemper

FELV - for feline leukemia

FIP - for feline infectious peritonitis (controversial) - is a nasal vaccine

RABIES- this is not a requirement at this time, due to no epidemic here in California. Legislation to make vaccinations mandatory in California is underway.

Vaccinations: Cats need a series of vaccinations then an annual booster for life.

The exception may be with distemper. Studies are suggesting that the distemper part of the FVRCP vaccination may last 3 years or longer with one vaccination. This is why many have their feral cats given one FVRCP vaccination when they are trapped for spay or neuter surgery.


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