How can feline calicivirus(FCV) infection be prevented?

  1. Vaccination, the vaccine against feline calicivirus is listed as the “core vaccine” that needs to be vaccinated. Now kittens at 6~8 weeks should be vaccinated with combined vaccines to effectively prevent FCV, FPV and FHV. The vaccine should be vaccinated for the first dose at 6~8 weeks, followed by the second frame after an interval of 3~4 weeks, and the third dose after 16 weeks. Cats are given a booster shot after one year of age, and then every three years thereafter.
Kitten vaccination schedule

2. Pay attention to regular disinfection. For cat toys or tableware, it can be boiled at a temperature above 70°C for five minutes, which can have a good disinfection effect. For the disinfection of the environment, you can use bleach and water to wipe the environment where the cat lives in a ratio of 1:32. Effective disinfectants include sodium hypochlorite, potassium persulfate, and chlorine dioxide.

3. Both the cat and the owner should minimize their contact with the outside world to avoid being infected with the virus or becoming a virus carrier.

4. The owner should regularly check the antibody titer for the adult cat, monitor the cat’s immunity at all times, and supplement nutrition and vitamins appropriately. At Ringbio, we also have FCV Antibody ELISA Test kit, which can be used to test for antibodies.