Vaccinations for Kittens and Cats
Congratulations on your adorable new kitty! In order to keep them looking and feeling great, it’s absolutely vital that you get them started on their vaccinations! These are a simple, cost-effective and pain-free way to keep them healthy all throughout their life. Call us at 519.307.2510 for details on how we can help you stay on top of your pet’s vaccine schedule.
When should I get my kitten vaccinated?
It’s quite common for feline patients to be vaccinated at approximately 6 to 8-weeks-old. Then, they should receive their boosters every 3 to 4 weeks after that until they are 16-weeks-old.
Which vaccines should I give my kitten?
Vaccines fall under two types: core and non-core. Core vaccines are required for all kittens, while non-core vaccines are given based on lifestyle. Examples of core vaccines are rabies, feline distemper, calicivirus and feline viral rhinotracheitis. Examples of non-core vaccines are FeLV, chlamydia felis, feline AIDS, and Bordetella Bronchiseptica.
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My cats were already vaccinated when they were kittens. Do they still need vaccines as adults?
Definitely! Vaccines need to be boosted regularly all throughout your cat’s life to keep them protected Depending on the vaccine in question, booster shots will be needed once every 12 months or once every 32 months.
Do indoor cats need vaccines?
Absolutely. First of all, vaccines like the Rabies shot are required by law. Your feline friend can also still be exposed to harmful parasites and diseases even if they never set a paw beyond your doors. Parasites (which carry diseases) are active even in winter, and can make their way through you, other people and other animals that enter your home – even if you live in a high-rise unit! For example, a mosquito carrying heartworm or other diseases can enter though your windows. All it takes is a single bite for infection to occur.