Vaccinations are started at 6-8 weeks of age and repeated every 3-4 weeks until the kitten is 4 months old. Routine or core vaccinations protect your kitten from the most common diseases: feline distemper (panleukopenia), feline viral rhinotracheitis (feline herpesvirus 1), calicivirus and rabies.
When should kittens be vaccinated? Your kitten will need two vaccinations to start – the first vaccination at nine weeks of age and a second booster at three months of age. After that, kittens and cats usually need “booster shots” once a year.
There are two basic vaccines your kittens need to stay healthy throughout their lives: rabies vaccine and FVRCP combination vaccine – this vaccine protects against feline viral rhinotracheitis (feline herpes), panleukopenia Virus (cat distemper) and calicivirus.
The recommended deworming schedule for kittens is to start deworming at 6 weeks of age and repeat deworming at 8, 10 and 12 weeks of age. Breastfeeding mothers should also be treated at the same time. Kittens should then be dewormed every month until they are 6 months old.
Kitty. The time scale is slightly different for kittens. We recommend letting your kitten outside with supervised access once they are about 4 months old, have been neutered, have had all their vaccinations and are fully settled in your home.
These microscopic assassins will invade your home and find their way to your pets. If you don’t protect your pets with vaccines, you put them at risk of disease. Since they don’t have activated antibodies to fight off infection, they would just be left to decay. Fatal consequences usually follow.
Vaccinations begin at 6-8 weeks of age and are repeated every 3-4 weeks until the kitten is 4 months old. Routine or core vaccinations protect your kitten from the most common diseases: feline distemper (panleukopenia), feline viral rhinotracheitis (feline herpesvirus 1), calicivirus and rabies.
It is never too late to start a vaccination program.
If you have an older cat, it is not too late to start a vaccination program and your veterinarian can do this advise you on this. Older cats often have weaker immune systems, so helping them and keeping their boosters up to date is especially important.