Just as with the human common cold, the virus that causes this upper respiratory tract infection is easily transmitted from one cat to another and is highly contagious. Its symptoms may take the form of moderate fever, loss of appetite, sneezing, eye and nasal discharges, and coughing. Kittens are particularly affected, but this disease can be dangerous in any unprotected cat, as effective treatment is limited. Even if a cat recovers, it will remain a carrier for life. This disease is protected against in our feline annual vaccine and is recommended annually for all cats. This vaccine can be safely given at 6 weeks of age or over.
Sometimes known as feline distemper, this highly contagious disease is caused by a virus so resistant, it can survive up to one year outside of a cat's body! Therefore, as most cats will be exposed to it during their lifetimes and infection rates in unprotected cats can run as high as 90% to 100%, vaccination against this potentially fatal disease is absolutely essential. Symptoms can include listlessness, diarrhea, vomiting, severe dehydration, fever, and death. Happily, the vaccine itself is very effective in preventing the disease, as treatment is very difficult. This disease is protected against in our feline annual vaccine and is recommended yearly for all cats. This vaccine can be safely given at 6 weeks of age or over.
This bacterial disease is responsible for 5% of all feline respiratory diseases. It is extremely contagious, especially in young kittens, and the infection rate is very high. It causes local infection of the mucous membranes around the eyes but may also involve the lungs. Chlamydophilia can be transmitted to humans by direct contact. This disease is protected against in our feline annual vaccine and is recommended yearly for all cats. This vaccine can be given safely at 6 weeks of age or over.
This virus is another major cause of upper respiratory tract infections in cats. Widespread and highly contagious, its symptoms of fever, ulcers and blisters of the tongue and mouth, and pneumonia (inflammation of the lungs) can range from mild to severe, depending on the strain of virus present. Once again, treatment of this disease can be difficult. Even if recovery does take place, a recovered cat can continue to infect other cats, as well as experience chronic sneezing, runny eyes, and severe gum disease. Vaccination is therefore tremendously important. This disease is protected against in our feline annual vaccine and is recommended yearly for all cats. This vaccine can be given at 6 weeks of age or over.
*There is a $1.98 Medical Waste Disposal Fee per visit with these vaccines. No office call or exam fee will be charged unless your pet is new here or is ill and has a medical condition.
We would be happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about vaccination against these diseases.
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Flushing Animal Hospital & Pet Hotel
6302 W Pierson Rd
Flushing, MI 48433
Phone: (810) 659-1151
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Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Veterinary care by appointment.
**All walk-ins will be subject to a convenience fee of $30.
For after hours emergency care we recommend Great Lakes Pet Emergencies: (989) 752-1960
1221 Tittabawassee Rd Saginaw, MI 48604
Also available is Animal Emergency Hospital:
1148 E Bristol Rd Burton, MI 48529
We accept cash, check*, Visa**, MasterCard**, and Discover**.
*Will only take checks from regular clients, and must be from a local bank.
**Credit/Debit payments are subjet to a 2% surcharge.