FELINE VACCINES

For the health and safety of all our campers, we require they be fully updated on the below vaccinations to stay at our camp.  All new vaccinations should be given two weeks prior to check-in at camp.  If your pet needs a booster,we can gladly give that vaccine on the spot.  

 

FVRCP

This is a 3-way combination vaccine that protects against the upper respiratory rhinotracheitis and calici viruses as well as the deadly panleukopenia virus.  This immunization is required for all indoor or outdoor cats visiting or staying at our camp grounds.  This vaccine is given in a series of three administrations starting at 6-8 weeks of age.  The immunization should be boostered at 12, and 16 weeks of age.  After the initial kittenpuppy series, the immunization should be boostered at 1 year of age and then every three years following. 

 

FeLV

This vaccine protects against the "AIDS" causing organism Feline Leukemia.  This disease is an untreatable viral infection that causes immunosuppression ultimately leading to severe illness, cancer, and death in cats.  This virus is transmitted through secretions such as urine and blood, and is primarily transmitted through fighting.  Cats most at risk are ones that go outdoors or are in contact with other cats that go outside, therefore it is highly recommended in these individuals.   This vaccine is given at 10-12 weeks of age then boostered at 16 weeks of age.  After the initial kitten series, the immunization is needed yearly in cats with regular interaction among other outdoor cats.

Although we do not require this vaccine to stay at our camp, we do highly recommend the vaccine for at risk campers.

 

RABIES

This is an invariably fatal zoonotic disease of the Central Nervous System.  It can affect most animals including wildlife, dogs, cats and even people.   Given that cats are great hunters, they are at increased risk of contracting the disease!  It is not legally required to immunize cats against this disease, but it is one of the vaccinations required to stay here at camp.  Kittens can be vaccinated at 12-16 weeks of age.  It should then be boostered at one year of age, then every 3 years thereafter. 

 

If you have questions as to whether your pet is up to date or missing one of the required vaccines, please give us a call: 503-538-2354