Updated Feline Vaccine Guidelines Available

Last year I had the privilege to be asked to sit on a task force committee to help update the 2013 American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) feline vaccination guidelines.

What changed was identifying the “individualized risk factors” so practitioners can provide better preventative medicine. A full FAQ including:

  • Lifestyle based calculator
  • Tips for Clients and Educators
  • Updated recommendations in regards to CORE and NON-CORE vaccines for both owned and shelter pets (this includes foster and TNR families!)
  • Webinar(OCT 2020) that summarizes the clinically important factors of the updated guidelines.
  • You can check out the new guidelines here: https://www.aaha.org/aaha-guidelines/2020-aahaaafp-feline-vaccination-guidelines/feline-vaccination-home/

    A friendly reminder for my families who foster:
    If you have other animals in the home other than your fosters, your pets come FIRST. It is incredibly important for your pets to be up to date on their vaccinations as you are continually exposing them to new animals.
    Your home is considered HIGH RISK, just like a shelter is. Follow the high risk guidelines if you are fostering larger numbers of cats.
    Stay on schedule! Kittens need their booster vaccines.

    As always, our goal at the CGMFF is to “rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome.” Part of rehabilitating is vaccination, and it keeps our kittens healthy for their future families.

    ~Ellen LVT