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Dr. Dodds’ 2012 Feline Vaccination Protocol

Note: The following vaccine protocol is offered for those cats where minimal vaccinations are advisable or desirable.  The schedule is one I recommend and should not interpreted to mean that other protocols recommended by a veterinarian would be less satisfactory.  It’s a matter of professional judgment and choice.

Feline Vaccination Protocol
8-9 Weeks Old = Panleukopenia, Calicivirus, Rhinopneumonitits Virus (FVRCP)
12-13 Weeks Old = Same as above
24 Weeks or Older (if required by law) = Rabies (e.g. Merial Purevax™, recombinant)
1 Year = FVRCP booster
1+ Year = Rabies, same as above but separated by 2-3 weeks from FVRCP 

Perform vaccine antibody titers for panleukopenia virus every three years thereafter, or more often, if desired. Vaccinate for rabies virus according to the law, except where circumstances indicate that a written waiver needs to be obtained from the primary care veterinarian.  In that case, a rabies antibody titer can also be performed to accompany the waiver request.  See Rabies Challenge Fund.

W. Jean Dodds, DVM
Hemopet / NutriScan
11561 Salinaz Avenue
Garden Grove, CA 92843

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