Vaccinations for Kittens and Cats
Vaccinations are preventative medicines that protect your cat from catching diseases or developing debilitating conditions. Cats will be safe from rabies, feline leukemia or cat distemper when they are thoroughly vaccinated. This is an ongoing process that starts when they’re a kitten and continues into their adult cat life. If you have any questions or concerns about the vaccination process call us at 403.984.4143.
When should they be vaccinated?
Kittens should begin their vaccination process at 8 to 16-weeks-old. They should get their vaccinations before they begin socializing or playing outside.
How often should they be vaccinated?
In the early stages, kittens should be vaccinated every month or 3 to 4 weeks. After those series of vaccines they will wait a year before they receive their adult vaccines. Moving forward, depending on your pet’s conditions and the recommendation of our veterinarians, they may receive a vaccination during their annual wellness exam.
Are vaccines necessary for indoor cats?
Absolutely. They may not interact with animals outside but it’s possible for them to contract diseases from animals that enter your home. Vaccinations protect them from diseases they can catch from cockroaches, mice, as well as other pets.