Medical – Vaccinations
Vaccinations in cats;
What is it and why is it necessary?
Vaccinated is injecting a substance that no disease causes, but which looks like a harmful virus or any harmful bacteria.
The cat does produce antibodies against the vaccine, making the defense will respond immediately if the animal comes in contact with an infected cat.
As a result, the vaccinated cat does not become ill.
It is important that the inoculation is repeated regularly, to ensure that the animal remains protected.
Vaccination against which and how often?
If you purchase a kitten it is important that the animal is vaccinated against disease and cats.
At the age of nine weeks should a kitten be vaccinated against flu, three weeks later, at the age of twelve weeks inoculation with both URI if cat disease.
If the cat is a year old should both vaccinations be given again.
The edge for cats disease should be repeated once every two to three years, the grafting for URI 1 time per year.
If the Queen never been vaccinated, it is wise to the first edge slightly earlier, namely at about the age of six weeks.
Many vets practice to do this, send a reminder so that you do not own to have to think.
If you go abroad with your pet, it is necessary to get vaccinated against rabies (rabies), the cat must be 30 days before departure abroad be vaccinated.
The cost of vaccinations vary by practice, also it depends on whether you execute all or part of a vaccinations.
Most veterinarians do, before they give the vaccinations, a short general examination.
We looked at the teeth and eyes, people listen to heart and lungs and is felt in the abdomen.
This gives the vet a first impression of your cat’s health.
Risks if you don’t do?
You let your cat do not practice vaccination, then there is a chance that your cat is infected through contact with other cats with distemper or URI.
Transmission is through infected body fluids, such as nose-and eye liquid and saliva.
Signs of cat illness:
This serious infectious disease increases in the rapidly dividing cells of the bone marrow and the intestines, which makes for musculoskeletal disorders gastrointestinal tract and reduced resistance.
There is fever, vomiting, diarrhea (and as a result, dehydration) and severe abdominal pain.
The cat is generally ill and because the animal has reduced resistances get other (secondary) infections more likely to strike.
The animals can survive, but often keep cats they have weeks to months suffer from diarrhea.
Manifestations of URI:
At URI is an inflammation of the front air on roads.
Multiple pathogens play a role in URI.
Climate care and housing can also influence the development of the disease.
Actually, URI a kind of common cold, there can be talked of sneezing, coughing and watery discharge from nose and eyes.
Unfortunately, it can also more serious forms: fever, sluggishness, do not want to eat (General sick), coughing, sneezing, eye and nasal discharge which is a lot more serious, hyper salivation and broken Wang-tongue mucosa can then present.
Also there can be complications occur, namely pneumonia.
Sometimes certain phenomena remain the rest of the cats live in.
Symptoms of rabies:
Transfer takes place through saliva (bite).
The animal will curl up and little or no contact with other animals or people, so the chance that you get bitten and then also becomes infected is small.
Both for humans and for animals, they soon die.