How do I protect my cat from cat flu?
There is a vaccination for cat flu – your vet can advise you on this. Unfortunately, just as with human flu there are lots of different strains of virus, so the vaccine isn’t effective against them all. Two doses of vaccine are needed initially, followed by regular boosters.
Some cats have recurrent episodes of the flu, particularly during stressful times such as rehoming or going to a cattery.
If you’re thinking of adopting a cat with cat flu
Make sure you review the clinical history of your new cat and ask for more details on how the cat flu was treated.
You’ll need to sign a disclaimer to confirm you’ve been made aware of the condition.
Any cat who’s had treatment is likely to have pet insurance exclusions, so it’s worth discussing potential on-going costs with your vet.