Vaccination for Cats and Kittens
Vaccines are valuable preventative tools that keep your cat happy and healthy. It’s essential to protect both indoor and outdoor cats by vaccinating them against the most common feline diseases.
What vaccines are available for cats?
The core FVRCP vaccine prevents three kinds of illnesses: feline panleukopenia, calicivirus and feline viral rhinotracheitis. Your cat can also get rabies and feline leukemia vaccines.
Is the core vaccine enough for my cat?
To determine the right vaccines for your cat, your vet will take into account a number of factors, including the number of cats in your house, how often your cat goes outside, their age, how often they travel and how often you board them.
Your pet’s shots must be up to date in order to travel abroad or to stay in most pet boarding facilities.
When should my kitten get its first vaccines?
The antibodies that kittens got from their mother’s milk start to wane significantly when they are about 8 to 9 weeks old. This is about the age at which you should get them vaccinated to protect them against potential diseases. Your kitten should get a booster shot every 4 weeks until they are 16 weeks old.
How often does my adult cat need to be vaccinated?
After the initial round of kitten vaccines, we recommend getting your cat booster shots when they turn one. Your cat can then get booster shots every 3 years.
Let us know if you’ve forgotten a round of booster shots, and we’ll get your cat’s vaccination up to date at their next appointment. Don’t forget to bring your cat’s health records.