Kitten Vaccination Information
Regular vaccinations help to protect your pet against certain diseases which can be distressing, debilitating and potentially fatal.
Our routine vaccinations protect against feline infectious enteritis (which is very like parvovirus in dogs), cat flu ( herpesvirus and calicivirus) and feline leukaemia.
If the mother has been vaccinated she will pass some immunity to the kittens which will gradually decline over time. This is why we give a kitten its vaccinations at 9 and 12 weeks old.
Your pet will be fully protected 2 weeks after the 2nd vaccination but as kittens are still so small and vulnerable at this age we advise keeping them indoors until 5-6 months old. This is also a good opportunity to have your kitten neutered before allowing it outside thus avoiding any unwanted pregnancies or amorous activities.
We advise that all cats should be vaccinated - even house cats. It gives you peace of mind if your pet accidentally escapes and of course no cattery will allow an unvaccinated cat to board with them.
Annual vaccinations or 'boosters' are required for ongoing protection. Older cats which are not vaccinated are still at risk.
Please contact us at the surgery to discuss the best vaccination regime for your pet.
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