Rescue centre owners will often be the first source of advise for new owners of cats and kittens. Also, cat owners often look to catteries to inform them of the appropriate vaccinations necessary before boarding their cat.
In the past it has been important to inform owners of the need for routine vaccination to protect against feline herpes and calici viruses ('cat flu') and feline parvovirus (infectious enteritis). Recent recognition of the role played by Bordetella bronchiseptica (Bb) in 'cat flu' in cats has resulted in development of a new vaccine for cats. Owners will soon be asking your advise - read the information on this website to make sure you are fully informed. MSD Animal Health provides literature that can help you communicate with your cat-owning clients.
Respiratory disease in cats caused by Bb is most often seen in kittens or adult cats under stress, particularly those living in rescue centres and entering boarding catteries. Intranasal vaccination protects cats and kittens against disease caused by Bb infection. Your vet will find it simple to administer into the nostril of a cat or kitten.
Cat owners will be asking your advise. Make sure you have the answers.
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