Cat Vaccine Prices & Descriptions
We thank you for appreciating the valuable service we provide and for understanding that due to the time we spend with each pet and as a result of increased overhead expenses, an Exam Fee of $20 will be charged for each pet. This amount, however, also covers all Hazardous Materials Disposal Fees and online Transaction Fees.
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RABIES (Purevax – Non-Adjuvant) $23 (1 yr) $49 (3 yr)
♦ In some areas in the State of California, cats are required by law to be vaccinated against Rabies at 3 months of age and re-vaccinated one year after the primary immunization. They must then stay current on their vaccinations. The first Rabies vaccine is good for 1 year, regardless of the age of the cat. Thereafter, Rabies vaccines are good for 3 years as long as 12 months have passed since the cat’s first Rabies vaccination and valid proof of a prior Rabies vaccination by a licensed veterinarian in the U.S. is provided.
Whether your cat is an “indoor / outdoor” cat or is kept strictly “indoors”, Rabies vaccinations are strongly recommended. Bats, rodents, other wildlife and domestic animals which can carry this disease can potentially get into attacks, basements, and even into your home through open doors and windows or torn screens. It is also possible for “indoor” cats to escape the confines of a house, even if just for a few minutes which is long enough for your cat to come in contact with a rabid animal. It is not worth the risk to your pet, your family, or other animals and people. Have your cat vaccinated against Rabies and keep that vaccinate current through your cat’s lifetime!
Our primary concern is the health and safety of your pet. Although our regular Rabies vaccines are Thimerosal-free, cats may be more prone than dogs to develop sarcomas (cancer) from vaccine injections. As such, HEART has chosen to only use “Purevax”, a cat-specific, non-adjuvant Rabies vaccine which can help reduce the risk of your cat developing sarcomas. Sarcomas can appear soon after being vaccinated or many years after a Rabies vaccine is administered.
FVRCP Rhinotracheitis [Herpes virus-1], Calicivirus, Panleukopenia (Modified Live Virus) $23
♦ Kittens 6 weeks to 16 weeks old: An initial series of 3 FVRCP vaccinations administered approximately 4 weeks apart is recommended. (2 to 6 weeks apart is acceptable, depending on the age of the kitten).
♦ Kittens & Cats older than 16 weeks old: An initial series of 2 FVRCP vaccinations administered approximately 4 weeks apart is recommended. (2 to 6 weeks apart is acceptable).
Ideally, your kitten should receive at least one of the FVRCP vaccines between the age of 14 weeks to 16 weeks old to achieve the best immunity. During your cat’s initial vaccine series, do not wait longer than 6 weeks apart to have it vaccinated, and do not vaccinate less than 2 weeks apart.
♦ Cats should receive their first vaccine booster 12 months after the completion of the initial series. Thereafter, boosters are recommended every 36 months.
FELV Feline Leukemia Virus (Killed Virus) $25
♦ Kittens and Cats 8 weeks and older: An initial series of 2 FELV vaccinations administered approximately 4 weeks apart is recommended. (2 to 6 weeks apart is acceptable, depending on the age of the cat).
Ideally, your kitten should receive one of the FELV vaccines between the age of 14 weeks to 16 weeks old to achieve the best immunity. During your cat’s initial vaccine series, do not wait longer than 6 weeks apart to have it vaccinated, and do not vaccinate less than 2 weeks apart.
♦ Cats should receive their first vaccine booster 12 months after the completion of the initial series. Thereafter, boosters may be recommended every 12 to 36 months, depending on certain risk factors. However, a cat which lives strictly indoors and has no exposure to other cats may no longer need FELV vaccinations after the first booster is administered.
Due to the highly contagious nature of this disease to other cats, it is recommended that cats be tested for the Feline Leukemia Virus prior to vaccinating. If a cat is FELV positive and receives a FELV vaccine, the vaccine will not help prevent or diminish the disease, so there is no therapeutic value in vaccinating a cat which has this disease. However, vaccinating a FELV positive or exposed cat will not induce or enhance the virus. The vaccine will not alter the cat’s condition either way.
Your cat’s age, health, vaccination history, environment and exposure risks are factors in determining a proper vaccination schedule for your cat. It may be necessary to vaccinate more frequently or less frequently than as recommended above. Please consult with your regular veterinarian or our veterinarian if you have any questions or concerns.