Friday, February 21, 2014

What exactly is the FVRCP Vaccine? - Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia

What exactly is the Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia (FVRCP) vaccine?

Cat owners bring their cats to the veterinarian regularly for vaccinations.   We divide vaccinations into “core” and “non-core”.  Core vaccines are those that EVERY cat should receive.  Non-core vaccines are given to cats based on that cat’s particular lifestyle.

Not surprisingly, the vaccine most pet owners are familiar with is the rabies vaccine, as it is required by law in most jurisdictions. Obviously, it’s a “core” vaccine.  The other core vaccine for cats is the FVRCP vaccine.  But do most cat owners really know what the letters in FVRCP really stand for, and what the vaccine really protects against?  If not, read on…
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