Vaccinating your cat during the Covid-19 pandemic

All cats require vaccinated every year by your vet to protect your cat from potentially fatal diseases and to keep them happy and healthy. 

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All cats require vaccinated every year by your vet to protect your cat from potentially fatal diseases and to keep them happy and healthy. 

But you might be wondering how the Coronavirus crisis has changed this in relation to your cat. 

What vaccinations do cats require? 

Cats must be vaccinated against feline enteritis, feline influenza (or cat flu), and if your cat goes outside, we recommend vaccinating them against feline leukaemia virus (FeLV). As long as your cat has had the vaccinations the previous year, they will still have a degree of cover, so can continue to go outside. Their vaccination would then need to be restarted once appointments are available again. 

COVID-19 changes for cats, and what you can do 

All veterinary practices have been advised to reduce their appointments, this is down to the current COVID-19 outbreak. Local practices have been advised to only deal with emergencies in the first instance. Initially, this meant general vaccinations were put on hold. Now that we’ve been in several lockdowns, veterinary practices are used to the situation and have assessed how they can best support pet owners, pets and their needs, while adhering to government guidelines. Your pet might be a priority so many are offering a limited service for these patients.   

You might want to check on your vet’s website or Facebook page to keep up to date. 

You, your cat, and COVID-19 

You might be worried about your cat and Covid-19 and there may be lots of questions racing around in your mind. So, we’ve put together a useful guide to help you. 

Need advice? 

If you are still concerned about your cat or any other pets at this time, please do not hesitate to contact us

 

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