Cat Vaccinations

Cats can be wonderful pets, as they are generally low maintenance and provide us with continued affection. However, to help them live long and healthy lives, it’s important to visit our veterinarians at Westside Animal Hospital in Cincinnati, OH, regularly for any necessary vaccinations. To learn more about vaccinations and how they protect your cat from illnesses, keep reading below! 


Understanding Vaccinations

Vaccinations help prevent your cat from diseases and pathogens that they may come in contact with. Even if your pet cat is strictly an indoor cat, vaccinations are important, as other pets and people can carry potential pathogens into your home. In addition, there is always the risk of a your cat escaping or an unwanted animal coming into the home and harming your cat's health.

At Westside Animal Hospital, we offer a myriad of vaccinations for cats. Some of these are mandatory, while others are recommended for your cat's health and lifestyle. During your pet's exam, our veterinarians will ask you questions about your cat's general health and lifestyle to create a suitable vaccination schedule for you. 

The most commonly recommended vaccinations for cats include:

  • Rabies The state of Ohio requires all dogs and cats that are over the age of four months to have and show proof of a rabies vaccination completed by a licensed veterinarian. While rabies is rare, the disease is fatal, can be transferred to other mammals, and has no cure
  • FVRCP: This highly-recommended vaccine protects against panleukopenia, calicivirus, and viral rhinotracheitis, which are three contagious diseases in cats
  • Feline Leukemia (FeLV): Feline leukemia is a common cat disease and is currently the second leading cause of premature deaths in cats. It is fatal in an estimated 85% of those infected. The FeLV vaccine prevents your cat from this retrovirus.
  • Bordetella: Bordetella, also commonly referred to as kennel cough, is a contagious respiratory disease that is caused by a bacterium. Like rabies, Bordetella can pass from cats to other mammals, including humans. It can be fatal in severe cases with cats and dogs, with older and younger pets being the most susceptible

Schedule Your Appointment Today

To schedule an exam or a vaccination for your cat, contact Westside Animal Hospital in Cincinnati, OH, today at (513) 574-5000 today. Our veterinarians will provide your cat with the necessary treatment they may need to help keep them healthy. We are dedicated to improving your pet’s quality of life!