What is Cat Flu?

“Cat Flu’” is a general term used to describe a common set of symptoms of the upper respiratory tract. Some of these symptoms include sneezing, nasal discharge, loss of appetite and eye discharge. Cat flu is caused by several pathogens, such as Feline herpes virus (FHV), feline calicivirus (FCV), Feline Reovirus, Bordetella Bronchiseptica & Feline Chlamydophila.


Cat flu can be spread via direct contact such as from a sick or carrier cat via eye, nasal & mouth discharge or via indirect contact such as from contaminated food bowls, bedding etc. To give your cat protection against cat flu a regular F3 vaccination is required. All boarders coming to stay with us must have had their latest vaccines.


Vaccination will provide effective protection in the majority of animals but there is no 100% guarantee. All possible hygiene, health and safety procedures are carried out here at Canning Vale Boarding Kennels and Cattery. It is therefore unreasonable to expect that the costs of treating any case of Cat Flu of a cat boarding with us be borne by this establishment.


Please contact your local veterinary clinic for further information.