Vaccinations are an essential part of being a responsible cat owner. Many diseases we see cats for are easily prevented by being fully vaccinated. It is especially important to vaccinate kittens because their immune system is a lot weaker than an adult cat. Call us today to book an appointment for a health exam and vaccination for your kitten.
When should kittens get their first vaccination?
Kittens need their first vaccine around nine weeks old. Before the nine-week mark, they still have antibodies from their mother’s milk and her antibodies. Nine weeks is when they start building their own antibodies.
How often does my kitten need to be vaccinated?
After your kitten’s first vaccine at nine weeks, they will need to booster that vaccine in three to four weeks. After that, they need a yearly annual vaccine. We also do a full health exam every year to keep your pet as healthy as possible.
Does my kitten only need core vaccines?
Another vaccine offered for cats is the rabies vaccine. If an unvaccinated cat comes into contact with a suspected animal that it infected, this could be fatal for your pet, especially because humans can also contract the rabies virus. If the cat goes outside, you should consider this vaccine. Even if the cat does not go out, having the vaccine can be a reassurance if the cat accidentally gets outside and comes into contact with an infected animal (or if one were to get into your house). Call the clinic today with any questions about vaccines.