FELINE VACCINATION PROTOCOL – 2010

 

MINIMAL VACCINE USE

 

W. Jean Dodds, DVM

 HEMOPET / HEMOLIFE

11561 Salinaz Avenue

Garden Grove, CA 92843

 

Phone: (714) 891-2022

Fax: (714) 891-2123

e mail: hemopet@hotmail.com  

 

Note: The following vaccine protocol is offered for those cats where minimal vaccinations are advisable or desirable.  The schedule is one I recommend and should not interpreted to mean that other protocols recommended by a veterinarian would be less satisfactory.  It's a matter of professional judgment and choice.

 

Age of Kittens

Vaccine Type

 

8 - 9 weeks

 

 

12 - 13 weeks

 

24 weeks or older, if required by law

 

1 year

 

1 year

 

 

 

Panleukopenia, Calicivirus, Rhinopneumonitits Virus (FVRCP)

 

Same as above

 

Rabies (e.g. Merial Purevax™, recombinant)  

 

FVRCP booster

 

Rabies, same as above but separated by 2-3 weeks from FVRCP)

 

 

Perform vaccine antibody titers for panleukopenia virus every three years thereafter, or more often, if desired. Vaccinate for rabies virus according to the law, except where circumstances indicate that a written waiver needs to be obtained from the primary care veterinarian.  In that case, a rabies antibody titer can also be performed to accompany the waiver request.

    

                                                                                   
   Purchase a DVD of Dr. Dodds speaking at the 2010 Safer Pet Vaccination and Health Care Seminar.
 She spoke for more than 2 hours and answered questions on vaccination safety and managing and avoiding adverse reactions. Sign up for more information on the DVD and Program Guide at www.dogs4dogs.com/saferpet  All proceeds above cost benefit the RabiesChallengeFund study of the rabies vaccine.

Dr. Dodds does diagnostic testing, including titer testing, at Hemopet.org