Vaccinations for Kittens and Cats

At Animal 911 Hospital, our team is dedicated to maintaining your feline’s well-being and overall health. Making sure they have a strong immunity system throughout their whole lives is the key to your cat’s long and healthy life. Vaccines are an inexpensive and easy way to prevent diseases that can be costly and that could seriously impact your cat’s life. At Animal 911, our team of professionals will discuss in detail with you the appropriate vaccines your cat will need based on their specific lifestyle (indoor cats as well)!

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Vaccinations for Kittens

When should kittens get their first vaccines?
We highly recommend that your feline friend receive his first vaccine at 6 weeks of age.

How often does kittens need to be vaccinated?
Kittens require vaccines every 3 to 4 weeks until they reach 4 months of age. Repeat rounds are needed to maximize and ensure their efficacity.

Are core vaccines sufficient for kittens?
It is important to keep in mind that by vaccinating your kitten, you are also protecting you pet, you, your loved ones and other pets. Every cat as a different lifestyle and unique health situations. It is possible that we recommend additional vaccines to make sure your kitten as the proper protection. Do not hesitate to ask your veterinarian about the various vaccines available for your cat.

Vaccinations for Cats

How often does an adult cat needs to be vaccinated?
Generally, cats need to be vaccinated every one to three years. The vaccine schedule for your adult cat will depend on his lifestyle and the type of vaccines he receives. The importance of regular body examinations of your cat is crucial so we can know if your cat is due for his vaccine, as the effect of vaccine will wear off over a long period of time.

Do indoor cats need vaccines?
Absolutely, it is a common myth that indoor cats do not need vaccines. Even if your pet spends most of his time inside, they still need to be fully vaccinated. Your cat can still catch diseases and parasites through you, other people or pets that come into your home.

Are there any risks associated with cat vaccines?
Most cats feel absolutely no side effects after receiving their vaccinations. If so, the most common side effects noticed by owners after vaccines are decreased appetite, discomfort and soreness at the injection site. These effects are temporary, usually lasting a few hours. Rarely, allergic reactions can occur. The benefits of vaccination greatly outweigh the risks. Our team can answer any questions regarding your cat’s vaccines, do not hesitate to contact us!

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