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Protecting your Pets

Vaccinations are an important part in keeping your kitten or cat safe and healthy, especially in Hong Kong where infectious diseases are common. Vaccination is very safe and side effects are extremely rare. One of the most important things you can do to give your cat a long and healthy life is to ensure that he or she is vaccinated against common diseases. Kittens get immunity from disease for the first few weeks of life from their mother’s milk. After that period it's up to you, with the help and advice of your veterinarian, to provide that protection.  

 

Vaccines work by administering tiny quantities of altered or "killed" viruses organisms to your pet. When administered, these altered viruses or antigens stimulate your cat's immune system to produce antibodies to help protect against disease in the future. There are a number of different vaccinations for cats. Different pets have different vaccination requirements, and not all vaccinations are required for all animals - your veterinarian will help you decide what’s best for your pet.

At Victory Animal Hospital we follow the latest recommendation in vaccination protocols as described and recommended by WHO for the Asia-Pacific region.

FVRCP or Tricat Vaccination

 

This is the most common recommended vaccination for cats, and covers the three most common but preventable diseases - Feline Panleukopenia (Feline Parvovirus), Feline Rhinotracheitis and Feline Calicivirus (forms of 'Cat Flu')

 

For Kittens under the age of 16 weeks three ( doses) 3-4 weeks apart are given starting at 8-9 weeks. For Kittens over the age of 16 weeks or adult cats that have not received vaccinations before two (2) doses 3-4 weeks apart are given. The re-activation booster is given one year later and then vaccinations are given every 3 years 

 

Feline Leukaemia (FelV) Vaccination

 

This vaccination is not often given in Hong Kong and is only recommended for breeding cats or cats that go to cat shows. Feline Leukaemia is a slow, debilitating disease that damages the immune system and is often fatal – however the vaccination is effective in preventing disease.
Feline Leukaemia is common overseas, and is important for cats who are travelling internationally.

 

Feline Chlamydial Vaccination

 

This vaccination is often given together with the Tricat vaccination as a 4 in 1 vaccination. This vaccination is only recommended for cats going outdoors or living in multiple cat households (such as breeding colonies or boarding facilities) where disease has been confirmed, as it has the (low) possibility of generating a fever reaction with vaccination. It is optional in Hong Kong.