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2020 AAHA/AAFP Feline Vaccination Guidelines resources related to the guidelines for veterinary teams.

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For Veterinary Teams

Lifestyle-based Vaccine Calculator
This tool is designed to stimulate conversation between veterinary teams and pet owners, as you work together to create individualized vaccine protocol for your feline patients.

Quick Reference Tables

Feline Vaccination Table 
This one-page table summarizes the recommendations of the guidelines for pet cats.

Types of Feline Vaccines and Their Attributes
Which vaccines are adjuvanted? Is there a vaccine that can actually cause the disease it’s designed to prevent? This refresher will help cement your vaccination schedule foundation by going back-to-basics on vaccine characteristics.

Core Vaccines for Pet Cats 
Quickly review the core vaccines schedules for pet cats and kittens.
FPV: Feline panleukopenia; FHV-1: Feline herpesvirus-1; FCV: Feline calicivirus; FeLV: Feline leukemia

Core Vaccines for Shelter-Housed Cats
Support infectious disease control in shelter-housed cats and kittens.   
Feline panleukopenia; FHV-1: Feline herpesvirus-1; FCV:Feline calicivirus; FeLV: Feline leukemia

Non-Core Vaccines for Pet Cats 
Not every cat needs every vaccine.

Not Generally Recommended Vaccines for Pet Cats
In North America, the FIP vaccine is not generally recommended at this time.

Risk Assessment Variables 
These variables can help determine a cat’s risk for infectious diseases.

Uses of In-Clinic Serology Testing
Antibody testing can be useful in certain clinical situations.

AAHA Store Resources

Pet Health Brochures
Share up-to-date info on pet health and encourage compliance with appealing, easy-to-digest client education brochures, such as Vaccinating Your Pet, updated to reflect AAHA guidelines.

101 Essential Tips: Cat Health & Safety
Start your clients and their new pets off on the right paw for a safe, healthy relationship on the first visit. This clear, illustrated guide includes information on the importance of regular vaccinations and preventative care.

Understanding Your Pet’s Health: A Visual Guide
Stock your exam rooms with the ultimate client education tool. Discussing wellness topics and feline vaccinations was never easier, thanks to this highly visual, client-friendly guide.

Additional Industry Resources

American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP)
Learn more about the organization that worked alongside AAHA to create these guidelines.

2020 AAFP Feline Retrovirus Testing and Management
Update your protocols on testing and managing feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus infections.

For Cat Owners

Lifestyle-based Vaccine Calculator
With a few clicks, you can gain important insights into which vaccines you could discuss with your veterinarian to keep your cat protected from common infectious diseases.

Importance of Feline Vaccination

Feline Diseases and Symptoms

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc., Elanco Animal Health, Merck Animal Health, and Zoetis Petcare supported the development of the 2020 AAHA/AAFP Feline Vaccination Guidelines and resources through an educational grant to AAHA.

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