Vaccines are necessary to keep your cat/kitten protected from deadly diseases. When your pet is unvaccinated, they are at risk of getting feline leukemia, distemper, calicivirus and Rabies (which is transmittable to humans). At our hospital we have created wellness programs that ensure your pet has a strong immune system to ward off bacteria and viruses. We tailor the program to each patient which ensures that all pets are vaccinated against diseases that are a threat to them. To learn more about our vaccination program, give us a call at 519-285-2116.
When should my kitten be vaccinated?
Your kitten should be vaccinated from an early age because they are very vulnerable to viruses. We recommend that kittens begin vaccination when they are 6 to 8-weeks-old. They are then given different doses every 3 to 4 weeks until they are 16-weeks-old. Kittens need these injections to build up their immunity.
How often do cats need vaccines?
Once your kitten has completed their first series of vaccination, they are eligible for boosters within a year. Even if your cat was previously fully vaccinated, their immunity levels can decrease making them susceptible to diseases. Boosters are given once every 2-3 years based on the patient's lifestyle. Our team will discuss which boosters and non-core vaccines your cat needs based on where they frequent, their history and health status.
Which vaccines are recommended for my cat/kitten?
Our team will recommend a combination of core and non-core vaccines to protect your pet from preventable illnesses. Core vaccines are a must for all feline pets. They prevent your pet from catching diseases that spread easily and can be fatal. Non-core vaccines are recommended based on the patient's potential for catching certain illnesses. Our team may recommend the following vaccines:
- FVRCP - Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia
- Feline distemper
- Feline chlamydia