Multifel-4: instructions for use of the vaccine
Do I need to vaccinate pets? The question is really complicated. One of the breeders categorically refuses to vaccinate, arguing that it's better to let one kitten out of the litter die from the infection than weaken everyone and get an increasingly weaker generation time and again. Others argue that hundreds and thousands of animals have mowed before the beginning of mass vaccination, and today we can avoid it.
However, all disputes break off when it comes to the requirements of veterinarians. If you want to safely keep the animal in the city, take it with you to transport and bring to the exhibition, it should be vaccinated. And now the question arises about which vaccine is the best, sparing for the body and at the same time very effective. Today we want to tell you about the drug "Multifel-4". Instruction for use suggests that this is an excellent Russian vaccine, which enjoys stable popularity.
They need to be introduced to the owners, so that they have the right attitude to the vaccination procedure in general and separately to the drug "Multifel-4". Instruction for use emphasizes that this is not a health prick, but a provocation of immunity. That is, you can only administer a vaccine to a perfectly healthy animal, otherwise you can get the opposite result.
Before vaccination, you need to undergo an examination with a veterinarian, be sure to take a blood test, go through de-worming. In this case, you can be sure that no harm to the organism of your pet will be caused by the drug "Multifel-4". The instructions for use emphasize that leaving an animal without protection is much more dangerous, and the risks associated with the correct introduction of the vaccine are reduced to almost zero.
Reliable protection against four deadly diseases
Now we would like to dwell in more detail on the kind of ailments this vaccine protects. First of all, these are the three most serious diseases, the treatment of which is very often ineffective.
- Panleukopenia is a formidable disease, often with a fatal outcome. Symptoms are high fever, vomiting and diarrhea, loss of appetite.
- Calicivirus infection of cats is a typical cold, only in severe form. It flows acute, while the respiratory organs and oral cavity are affected. The illness lasts from 1 to 3 weeks, with fever, nasal discharge, and anorexia. Calicivirus infection of cats leads to the development of viral pneumonia. Antibiotics for treatment are useless, antiviral drugs have little effect, which is why it is important to use the achievements of science and medicine in the field of vaccines.
- Cat flu - the last two diseases have similar symptoms, coughing and sneezing, nasal discharge and loss of appetite.
- Chlamydia is the last disease from which the "Multifel-4" vaccine is put. Instruction for use suggests that it is not very common, but it has a number of unpleasant consequences, so it is much better to prevent it than to cure it.
Any of these diseases requires serious treatment, a lot of time and money. However, a simple and affordable procedure can protect your pet. According to recent studies, the effectiveness of this drug is 95%. This is a very good indicator, due to which the "Multifel-4" vaccine got its popularity. The price of this drug is quite democratic - only 216 rubles per dose.
This is a modern vaccine, which is a complex of strains of the viruses of the causative agent of chlamydiosis of cats, panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis, caliciviruses. Thus, the drug prevents the development of virtually all viral diseases associated with respiratory organs. The agent is a liquid with a deposit on the bottom of the bottle, which breaks easily when shaken.
Primary vaccination includes two injections. This is a general rule when using any vaccine, and not a feature of "Multifel-4". The price of the full course is approximately 450 rubles, plus the services of a veterinarian.
As is known, there are two variants of vaccines: live and killed. In the first, the virus is in a weakened state, but these are all the same pathogens. In this case, the body produces a strong immune response. That is, the next time, after detecting such pathogens, the immune system will respond instantly.
Killed vaccines contain only parts of pathogens, so the immunity produced will be somewhat weaker. It is to this class that "Multifel-4" belongs. The main advantage of this product is safety for the animal.
For the first time kittens are vaccinated at the age of 8-12 weeks. Since the veterinarian will be stabbing, he will have to tell you what to look for. The first few days you can notice some lethargy, a slight increase in temperature, a refusal of food. If these symptoms do not go away or become worse after two days, you should immediately call your doctor.
Once again, the vaccine is given 21-28 days after the first. During this time the body has time to develop immunity to these viruses, so the second vaccination usually does not lead to deterioration, but it helps to strengthen and strengthen the immune response.
The graft "Multifel-4" has a limited time action. Within 10-12 months after its introduction, the body "remembers" the introduced malicious viruses and is ready to give them a worthy rebuff. Gradually, the immune response is weakened, so it is necessary to update it regularly.
Revaccination is carried out at the age of 12 months. Next year, it is necessary to repeat this procedure. You must first check with a veterinarian. You can administer the drug only to fully healthy animals. If the vaccination coincides with the incubation period of any viral disease, the animal may die.
Mode of application
Now let's examine how to stab this drug. Sell the vaccine in glass ampoules, in a volume of 1 ml. The drug should be administered subcutaneously, in the area of the scapula. For kittens up to six months, the dose is divided in half, that is, 0.5 ml is administered. Animals older than 6 months receive a dose of 1 ml regardless of breed and body weight. For each animal it is necessary to use a separate syringe.
When applied according to the indications in the recommended doses, side effects were not revealed. At the same time, working with the drug is fairly simple, not only an experienced doctor, but also a beginner will cope with this. However, do not self-medicate, at least invite a nurse to your home. If the vaccine hits the skin or mucous membranes, they should be rinsed with clean water. Before introduction it is necessary to examine the bottle. If the integrity of it is broken, you can not use the drug.
If we evaluate the statements of veterinarians, we can conclude that the opinions on the vaccine are very good. Most veterinarians use "Multifel-4" in their practice. Reviews say that this is a sufficiently reliable and affordable means for preventing the most serious diseases in cats. The cost of the drug causes heated debate among the owners of animals, but doctors say that this is a high-quality Russian drug, which gives no worse results than imported ones.