As a Colorado Persian, Himalayan and Exotic Shorthair cat breeder, we feel very strongly about protecting our kittens and making sure we do what is in their best interest. Our kittens are all checked by our veterinarian at four weeks of age. We ensure our kittens are vaccinated at eight and twelve weeks of age. We ensure they receive the core vaccinations to protect our Persian, Himalayan and Exotic Shorthair kittens from the most common diseases: Feline Rhinotracheitis, Calici virus and panleukopenia (Feline distemper).
If a kitten is being adopted by a family who has a dog, we also recommend you have your veterinarian vaccinate against bordatella also known as kennel cough. Kennel cough is transferable between cats and dogs. Kittens should receive their core vaccinations at eight, twelve and 16 weeks of age. They then should receive annual boosters as determined by your veterinarian. When you adopt a Persian, Himalayan and Exotic Shorthair kitten from us you will receive your kitten's vaccination records to share with your veterinarian. Your veterinarian may suggest additional vaccinations. You should not consider adopting a kitten from a breeder that has not administered the first two core vaccinations. These are necessary and vital for a Persian, Himalayan and Exotic Shorthair kitten to help their immune system develop.
Cat Vaccination Information - here is a list of the widely given vaccinations that are recommended by veterinarians
Rabies: Rabies is one of the world's most publicized and feared diseases, and is almost always fatal. The rabies virus attacks the brain and central nervous system, and is transmitted to humans chiefly through the bit of an infected animal. In 1981, for the first time, more cats than dogs were reported to have rabies. This situation has led to many authorities to recommend rabies vaccination for all cats.
Feline panleukopenia (Feline Distemper): feline distemper is among the most widespread of all cat diseases, and is extremely contagious. Characterized by fever, loss of appetite, vomiting and diarrhea, feline panleukopenia causes high death loss, particularly among kittens.
Feline Viral rhinotracheitis (FVR): Feline viral rhinotracheitis is a highly contagious respiratory disease characterized by sneezing, loss of appetite, fever and eye inflammation. As the disease progresses, a discharge is noticeable from both nose and eyes.
Feline calicivirus (FCV): Feline calicivrius is another serious feline respiratory infection. Often occuring simultaneously with feline viral rhinotracheitis. Signs of infection are similar to FVR (fever, loss of appetite, nasal discharge), but calicivirus infected cats may also have ulcers on the tongue.
Feline pneumontis: Feline pneumontis is caused by the organism Chlamydia psittaci. Signs of pneumontis are similar to those of FVR and FCV (sneezing, fever, loss of appetite, nasal discharge, inflamed eyes.)
Feline leukemia: Feline leukemia is a viral disease which can take several forms. Some cats have transient infections with few ill effects. Others have persistent infections varying in severity, some of which may be fatal over time. Extensive scientific research has shown no relationship between feline leukemia and human leukemia.
Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP): Feline infectious peritonitis vaccination is not generally recommended. FIP is a complex disease of cats caused by feline infectious peritonitis virus which is a coronavirus. The most commonly diagnosed clinical manifestation is accumulation of fluid within the peritoneal cavity.