MINIMAL VACCINE USE
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
8 – 9 weeks
12 – 13 weeks
24 weeks or older, if required by law
Panleukopenia, Calicivirus, Rhinopneumonitits Virus (FVRCP)
Same as above
Rabies (e.g. Merial Purevax™, recombinant)
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 form.
W. Jean Dodds, DVM
HEMOPET / HEMOLIFE 11561 Salinaz Avenue Garden Grove, CA 92843 Phone: (714) 891-2022 Fax: (714) 891-2123
Dr. Dodds does diagnostic testing, including titer testing, at Hemopet.org