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Cat Vaccination


This collection of Cat Vaccination articles has been curated for you by Lombard Veterinary Hospital. If you would like to talk to a veterinarian, please give us a call at (630) 528-2713.

Imported Animals and the Risk of Rabies

Last edit was made on: June 25th, 2021

Disclaimer: None of the 33 animals from this group of recently imported animals have been seen by the Lombard Veterinary Hospital Team. This article’s sole purpose is to provide you with updated information when we receive it from the Illinois Department of Public Health and Safety or the AVMA.


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Pets and the Novel Coronavirus

When the current outbreak of novel coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, first came to light in December 2019, researchers indicated that animals were the likely source of the virus. So people are naturally asking, "Can my pet contract and transmit this virus?" That question has become even more valid after one dog - the pet of an infected owner in Hong Kong - recently tested "weak positive" for the virus.


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It’s World Rabies Day: Is Your Pet Safe?

Rabies. The word conjures an image of an angry animal frothing at the mouth and running wild ready to sink its teeth into anything that moves. While that’s unpleasant to consider, what’s worse is that such a bite is often fatal.


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Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) - What Is It?

FeLV is a retrovirus that infects cats and is responsible for more deaths than any other organism. It is, unfortunately, not uncommon. FeLV is highly contagious and is easily spread once a cat has been in close contact with another infected cat. Kittens and immune-compromised cats are more susceptible to the disease. Cats can contract the virus through saliva, urine, using the same litter box, nursing, and cat bites.


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Vaccination: Finding the Right Protocol for Your Pet

Over the past several years, veterinary professionals have paid a great deal of attention to pet vaccination protocols. With new vaccines and other developments, many veterinarians have updated their protocols as well. For example, some vaccines are now given every three years rather than annually. Of course, the vaccines given also depend on a particular pet’s risk and exposure.

We continually assess the need for the vaccines we recommend and tailor a vaccin e protocol around each pet’s individual lifestyle.


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