Protect Your Feline Friend with The Safest Cat Rabies Vaccine
Rabies is a serious concern, even for indoor-only cats. In fact, cats accounted for more than half the cases of rabies reported in domestic animals in the US in 2015 (according to a report by the American Veterinary Medical Association). Rabies is entirely preventable through a cat rabies vaccine and at Irvine Valley Veterinary Hospital, we use the safest vaccine for cats: the PureVax Feline Rabies vaccine.
What’s Special About the PureVax Vaccine?
The PureVax Feline Rabies vaccine is the only one made specifically for cats. It provides effective protection without the use of adjuvants. Adjuvants are chemical additives that help to boost the immune system response to the vaccine virus, but they have been known to cause adverse reactions in cats. Injection site sarcoma, chronic inflammation, and other negative symptoms can affect our feline friends if they are exposed to adjuvants. Our cat rabies vaccine, PureVax, is non-adjuvanted and just as effective!
Why Every Cat Needs Rabies Vaccines
Rabies is a dangerous zoonotic disease, meaning it can jump from species to species. It is believed that all mammals are susceptible to the disease. Rabies is transmitted through contact, usually a bite or scratch, from infected animals such as skunks, raccoons, foxes, bats, and mice. Just because these are all outdoor animals doesn’t mean that only outdoor cats are at risk. Bats and mice can sometimes sneak into homes putting your cat and family in danger.
The worst part is that once an animal is infected with rabies, there is no treatment or cure, and most will die within 7 days. A cat rabies vaccine can flip the odds for your feline companion!
When to Schedule Your Cat’s Rabies Vaccinations
Kittens as young as 12 weeks of age can receive the PureVax Feline Rabies vaccine. After their initial vaccine, your cat will require a booster at one year, and then subsequent boosters every three years. Protecting your cat not only gives them a better chance at a healthier, happier life with you, it helps protect your entire family, too. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule your appointment!