Vaccines for Kittens & Cats

Protect your feline friend from deadly diseases with a vaccination plan.

Congratulations on your new kitten! Now that you have a furry feline baby to take care of, we can ease the stress that may come with getting a new companion. Our kitten wellness program is designed to help get your kitten started on the right path to a healthy life. The first few months are a critical period in your kitten’s development, and we can give you the support necessary to help them grow into a well-mannered, healthy cat. This includes information and advice on nutrition, litterbox training, and behaviour. To book your kitten in, call us at 705-692-4446.

What should I do first upon getting my kitten?

Schedule your kitten for their first exam as soon as possible. Until your kitten has received a series of vaccines, he or she is susceptible to many serious but preventable diseases. We will vaccinate your new pet against rabies and panleukopenia (distemper). Depending on your cat’s risk, we may also advise vaccinating him or her against other diseases, such as feline leukemia virus (FeLV). In addition, your kitten will need to be tested and treated for parasites, which are common in young cats.

How early should my kitten start getting vaccinated?

Administering vaccines to your kitten early on is crucial as their maternal immunity diminishes over time. Usually, the first round is given between 6 to 8 weeks of age, followed by boosters until 16 weeks. Vaccinations continue into adulthood, albeit less frequently, to maintain immunity against preventable diseases.

Is vaccination necessary for indoor cats?

Vaccination is necessary for indoor kittens and cats, as they can still be at risk of getting sick. While they may have less exposure to viruses, they can contract them through parasites, interactions with other animals, and even the possibility of going outside. Cats can be adventurous and face additional risks outdoors. Preventing diseases through vaccination is preferable to treating them.

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