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Why Is Feline Vaccination Important?

Feline vaccination is the administration of a vaccine in cats with the purpose of producing immunity to feline diseases. It is an effective prevention tool against infections and diseases that can affect the well-being and health of your pet. There are two types of cat vaccines – core vaccines and vaccines based on the cat’s lifestyle. The purpose of core vaccines is to protect the health of your cat, while vaccines based on the lifestyle provide protection in certain environments. According to the New Feline Vaccination Guidelines update from AAHA & AAFP Riverview FL, feline vaccination has the following benefits:

Benefits of Feline Vaccination

  • First, active vaccinations can strengthen the immune system, which leads to a reduction in diseases that are caused by untargeted pathogens. According to one of the recent studies, feline vaccination with an intranasal FHV-1-FCV vaccine contributed to the reduction of chronic upper respiratory tract signs.
  • Vaccinations also helps keep your family healthy because some diseases are highly contagious and can be transmitted to humans. One of them is rabies for example.

Risk Assessment

According to the updated Feline Vaccination Guidelines from AAHA & AAFP, it is also important to understand that the decision to vaccinate a cat or a kitten (even with core vaccines) should be based on a risk-benefit assessment for each feline and each vaccine antigen. The benefits of feline vaccination should be balanced against the possible risk of adverse effects, disease severity, and the likelihood of exposure. Fortunately, side effects are rare and usually do not cause serious reactions. It is also important to make sure that a cat is healthy before vaccination. There are some viruses and diseases though that do not preclude vaccination, such as retroviral infections.

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Pavilion Crossing Animal Hospital in Riverview, FL – We Care About Your Pets Like They Are Our Own

Pavilion Crossing Animal Hospital is a veterinary clinic dedicated to the optimal health and wellbeing of pets. We treat our clients as valuable family members and provide excellent veterinary care and services, including pet vaccinations. If you live in Riverview, FL or any other surrounding towns, you can give us a call to schedule feline vaccinations. You can reach us at (813) 670-8881.

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Meet Pavilion Crossing Animal Hospital

Dr. Keshava Eega
Pavilion Crossing Animal Hospital

Dr. Keshava Eega moved to the United States in 2003 to further his passion for practicing high-quality and modern veterinary medicine in a challenging environment. Having graduated from the College of Veterinary Science in Hyderabad, India, he then completed his Master’s in Animal Science and the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam in 2006. Dr. Eega then completed his clinical rotations at the Louisiana State University, School of Veterinary Medicine and subsequently obtained his license to practice Veterinary Medicine in the state of Florida. Dr. Eega possesses thirteen years of experience in corporate practice in Orlando as both an Associate Veterinarian and a Lead Doctor. Through the course of his tenure, he has gained vast and widespread experience and exposure in both the practice of high-quality veterinary medicine and soft tissue surgeries. He also possesses professional interests in preventive care, senior pet care, skin cases, nutrition, behavior and wellness exams, particularly for both cats and dogs. Dr. Eega also possesses Fear Free certification which enables him to rid pets, owners and even veterinary health care teams of fear, stress, and anxiety. Hence, in the hands of Dr. Eega, you can be assured that your pet receives modern, customized care in a comfortable environment!



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