Vaccinations for Kittens and Cats
Vaccines are safe and effective ways to build up your pet’s immune system. At our clinic, we have wellness plans designed to give your furry pal the necessary veterinary care from 6-weeks-old to adulthood. Our team is prepared to create a vaccination plan tailored for your cherished pet.
Which vaccines may be recommended for my kitten or cat?
The core vaccines all cats and kittens need include:
1. Rabies – a disease that affects the nervous system, which can lead to death
2. FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia) – a combination of viruses that causes infections in the upper respiratory tract.
Some non-core vaccines that may be recommended for your pet include:
1. Bordetella (Kennel cough) – causes respiratory infections
2. FeLV (Feline Leukemia) – affects the immune system, causing anemia
When should my cat/kitten be vaccinated?
Your kitten should begin vaccinations when they are about 6 to 8-weeks-old. These vaccines continue until they are 16-weeks-old. Once your cat has completed their kitten vaccines they get booster shots after a year. If you have an outdoor kitten or cat they may need to follow a modified vaccination schedule. To learn more about when your pet needs to be vaccinated, call 905.707.9059 to speak with our veterinarians.
Are vaccines safe for my pet?
Vaccines are completely safe for your kitten and cat. It is not uncommon for your pet to experience mild side effects after they’ve been vaccinated. The reactions they may experience include fever, loss of appetite, vomiting or diarrhea. The symptoms usually clear up within two days and your furry friend should be back to their normal self in no time.