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Vaccines for Kittens & Cats

Protect your feline friend from life-threatening illnesses with a vaccination plan.

Vaccines for Kittens & Cats

Protect your feline friend from life-threatening illnesses with a vaccination plan.

Congratulations on welcoming an adorable kitten in your home! As you may already know, vaccines will provide your furry friend with immunity against harmful diseases and infections, so they can live long and healthy lives. Vaccines are convenient and inexpensive ways to keep your pet protected. Schedule an appointment with our team by calling 250-376-7208 so we can discuss the options best suited for your pet’s unique needs and lifestyle.

When should my kitten be vaccinated?

We recommend your kitten receive their first vaccines at 9 and 13 weeks. It’s important to strictly follow the vaccine schedule not only at this stage, but all throughout their lives. Missing just one dose or falling behind on the schedule can leave your furry friend vulnerable to disease.

Are there any side effects to vaccines for kittens?

Like with any type of medical treatment, there will always be some level of risk to consider. That being said, the side effects to vaccines are incredibly rare and minor. Most patients will not feel any effect at all. Sometimes, some kittens (and other pets) get a slight swelling at the injection site, fatigue and vomiting.

Does my cat really need to be vaccinated?

Yes, contrary to some misconceptions, furry friends need vaccinations all throughout their lives so they remain protected and strong against diseases and infection. If you have any further questions not addressed on this page, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team.

What types of vaccinations do adult cats need?

One of the main vaccines your feline friend should be receiving is the FVRCP, which protects against the three main viruses that affect cats. The first is FVR or Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (Herpes Virus). Second is C, which is Calicivirus. Lastly, P is for Panleukopenia. Your cat should also receive the Rabies vaccine, which is mandated by law. Kittens should especially receive the Feline Leukemia vaccine – which not all adult cats may need, depending on their lifestyle.

How often adult cats be vaccinated?

Several factors like your pet’s lifestyle and any pre-existing health conditions they have will play a role in how often they need to be vaccinated and which specific vaccines they require. That being said when it comes to the core or mandatory vaccines, after your cat reaches 2-years-old, they should receive the FVRCP vaccine every 2 to 3 years.

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