To say prevention means vaccination:

  • FELINE PANLEUKOPENIA: Panleukopenia is a highly contagious and potentially deadly disease caused by a very resistant parvovirus. (Vaccine with attenuated live virus)

  • FELINE VIRAL RHINOTRACHEITIS (CORYZA): This is an extremely contagious infectious disease caused by a combination of several viruses (Herpesvirus, Calicivirus, Reovirus) and bacteria (Chlamydophila, Mycoplasma SPP, and Bordetella). Several forms of coryza are possible, the most virulent of which can cause death. (Vaccine with attenuated live virus and inactivated virus)

  • RABIES: A viral disease caused by a neurotropic lyssavirus. It is transmitted to humans and is fatal for both (responsible for 55,000 deaths each year). The last case of rabies in France dates back to 1998 and the last animal case to 2001. Since the affected subjects have died and multiple prevention and vaccination campaigns have led to optimal vaccine coverage in France, the risks are lower. However, rabies vaccination and titration are mandatory for imports and exports to maintain health peace and stability.

  • FELINE LEUKEMIA: Also known as FeLV due to the virus responsible for this disease (Feline Leukemia Virus), leukemia is contagious only between cats and causes immune depression, leaving the immune system fragile and the cat vulnerable to serious illnesses, autoimmune diseases, and degenerative conditions. (Recombinant vaccine or attenuated live virus vaccine)

Vaccination recommendations should be personalized on a case-by-case basis with your veterinarian.

Maternal antibodies interact with vaccine antigens, and the kitten's immune system may not respond as expected to vaccination (ineffective injection).

We perform the initial vaccination and Typhus-Coryza-Chlamydiosis booster before the kittens depart. We recommend a yearly booster 6 months to 1 year after the last injection (according to your veterinarian's recommendations).

To determine if a booster is necessary, you can request a VACCICHECK from your veterinarian to assess your cat's immune status. With knowledge of its immune status, the booster can be given every 1 to 3 years as there is no benefit to overly frequent vaccination; it is even unnecessary!

For Leukemia, an ELISA test should be performed before vaccination, as only negative cats can be vaccinated. AAFP recommends an annual booster for high-risk cats and a biennial booster for moderate-risk cats.

Even if your cat's immune status does not require an annual booster, annual health check-ups with your veterinarian are essential for preventive medicine.