What are the Side Effects of Cat Flu Vaccine?

By on August 15, 2014

Vaccinations are not only the thing of humans but also considered to your pets!! Yes, pets must be vaccinated in order to reduce the risk of developing many infectious diseases and make their body strong enough to fight against illnesses. Keep your pets protected from various infections to keep yourselves protected as well. However, these vaccines sometimes results in side effects. Cat owners…let us discuss about the side effects of cat flu vaccine!

What is cat flu vaccine?

Cat flu vaccination is generally given to the cats or kittens of every age making them immune to feline diseases and helps to ensure your feline remains fit and well. Vaccinations can help in preventing many serious and even life-threatening diseases. Make sure your cat gets vaccinated to prevent the following diseases:

  • FelineLeukaemiaVirus( FeLV)
  • FelineCalicivirus( FCV)
  • Feline ChlamydialInfection
  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus(FIV)
  • Feline Herpes Virus Type1 (FHV-1; feline rhinotracheitis virus)
  • Feline Panleukopenia (feline infectious enteritis; feline parvovirus)

Possible side effects of cat flu vaccine:

Generally, kittens or cats should get vaccines between 6-9 weeks of age and then they are continued to their regular shots. These preventable measures of vaccinations make your cat immune to battle against multiple diseases.

Side effects are possible but they are mild and rare. Possible side effects of cat flu vaccination include:

  • What are the Side Effects of Cat Flu VaccineSwelling at the vaccinated region
  • Irritation and pain at the site are also an expected adverse effects
  • Vaccinations make some cats feel lethargic and result in loss of appetite.
  • In very rare cases some cats feel depressed and lameness.
  • Allergic reactions along with fever may occur. Symptoms include vomiting as well as swelling, which need immediate medical help.
  • Cats feel drowsy for couple of days following vaccinations
  • Occasionally changes in the behavior of cat can be noticed (serious side effect).
  • Vaccine can also result in benign and malignant tumors at the site of injection but this happens very rare. If you notice such kinds of tumors anywhere on its body, immediately take him to the vet.
  • Painless lumps may develop at the injection spot. The good thing is that it will go away on its own within few days. If not, you must seek vets help.
  • Hair loss may happen in rare cases. Hair growth is expected in no time.
  • If the administration of vaccine is through intranasal, mild sneezing along with discharge are expected side effects.
  • Pregnant cats are not suggested for getting vaccine because pregnant cats can develop risk of miscarriage, fetal death and birth defects.

In case if you notice any of the above adverse effects or changes in your cat after vaccination, take your cat to vet to get immediate medical help. This makes your cat feel everything good with him. Make sure your cat is getting further attention in regards of its health.

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