Vaccination for cats and kittens
Vaccination is a standard of care that’s needed to keep our pets healthy.
PSeveral vaccines are available, and it’s possible to combine different of them to better meet the needs of our pets. Vaccination is especially important for kittens because their immune system is not yet fully developed, placing them at greater risk of contracting certain diseases. Vaccination allows them to create antibodies in order to fight off the various diseases they could be exposed to.
If you want to travel with your pet, you will probably need to have them vaccinated, as many countries require vaccinations to prevent the spread of disease. Some kennels also require that pets be vaccinated.
What is the main vaccine for cats?
The main vaccine, called FVRCP, contains vaccines against feline viral rhinotracheitis, calici virus and panleukopenia.
What other vaccines are available for cats?
- Rabies vaccine
- Leukemia vaccine
How often do cats need to be vaccinated?
The vaccination schedule for kittens should start at around 6-8 weeks of age. Kittens should then be vaccinated monthly until they are 6 months old.
Adult cats should be vaccinated annually or every two years, depending on the vaccination schedule chosen. Your veterinarian will be able to tell you exactly how often your cat should be vaccinated.