Feline Leukemia Vaccine

What is Feline Leukemia (FELV)?

It is caused by a virus and it is one of the most lethal, contagious diseases affecting cats. Cats persistently infected with FeLV serve as sources of infection. Virus is shed in the saliva and nasal secretions, urine, feces, and milk from infected cats. Cat-to-cat transfer of virus may occur from a bite wound, during mutual grooming, and (though rarely) through the shared use of litter boxes and feeding dishes. Transmission can also take place from an infected mother cat to her kittens, either before they are born or while they are nursing. Feline leukemia virus is the most common cause of cancer in cats, it may cause various blood disorders, and it may lead to a state of immune deficiency that hinders the cat's ability to protect itself against other infections. There is no treatment, and vaccination is the key to protecting cats.

How can we protect your cat?

To ensure our patients receive the most advanced protection against feline leukemia (FeLV), we are choosing PUREVAX® Recombinant Leukemia Vaccine administered with the VET JET™ transdermal system.

Who should receive the vaccine?

Cats at greatest risk of infection are those that may be exposed to infected cats. Such cats include:

  • Cats living with infected cats or with cats of unknown infection status
  • Cats allowed outdoors unsupervised, where they may be bitten by an infected cat
  • Kittens born to infected mothers

How does this vaccine work?

The transdermal injector is loaded with an internal spring which, when released, forces the vaccine through a tiny orifice into the animal's skin and underlying tissue - in less than 0.3 second.

Why is this vaccine better?

  • Adjuvant free - Reduces risks associated with adjuvants and resulting chronic inflammation.
  • Causes stimulation of both types of immune response - better protection.
  • Enhanced immune response through immediate transdermal exposure.
  • Lower volume dosage and NO NEEDLES!