Your kitten will need two vaccinations to start – the first 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. Until your kitten is fully vaccinated (and neutered), keep her indoors.
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.
Kittens and adult cats should be vaccinated to stay healthy. Your cat will need regular vaccinations throughout its life to protect it from diseases. Important things about vaccinations: Kittens should be vaccinated at around eight to nine weeks, with a second dose at 12 weeks.
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(A) Failure to vaccinate is illegal. It is against the law for an owner to fail to provide a current vaccination against rabies for a dog or cat 4 months old or older.
When should you get your cat fixed? Every pet is unique and your vet can advise on when to spay or spay your cat. However, we typically recommend spaying or spaying kittens around five to six months of age. Adult cats can also be spayed or neutered
In most states, a dog/cat is not considered immunized until 28 days after the date of the first vaccination. The maximum duration of immunity after primary vaccination with rabies vaccine is 12 months, whether or not a 3-year rabies vaccine has been administered.
Kittens (Born – 1 year)
Kittens should be seen by their vet once every 3-4 weeks for the first 16 weeks of life. At these visits, your kitten will receive a series of vaccinations to protect him from a range of contagious and life-threatening diseases.
You may have many questions for the vet about caring for and feeding your kitten. Your four-legged friend’s veterinarian will answer these questions during the wellness examination of your kitten. Your kitten’s first visit to the vet should be 6 weeks.
It is standard practice at most shelters to microchip animals when they are eight weeks old, and most veterinarians have also followed this schedule.
Kittens need to be dewormed at two, four, six and eight weeks. All cats and kittens that are old enough should take a heartworm and flea repellent monthly throughout the year, which also treats and controls hookworm and roundworm.