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Vaccinations for Kittens and Cats

Modern medicine has allowed furry friends to live long, happier lives with the help of advancements like vaccines. Vaccines strengthen your pet’s immunity against certain diseases, including lessening the severity if they get infected or illuminating the likelihood, they contract it. Our veterinary team will work with you to develop a vaccination plan that supports your pet, regardless of what stage they’re in.

What vaccines will my feline friend receive?

Feline friends receive core vaccines that protect them against highly contagious, serious illnesses that can harm them. These vaccines might include:

  • Feline Panleukopenia (Cat flu) – a viral disease causing sudden death, diarrhea, vomiting and fever
  • Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (Herpes virus) and Calicivirus – an infection that targets your pet’s respiratory system, causing mouth ulcers, runny nose and sneezing
  • Rabies – a fatal disease causing weakness, paralysis and extreme aggression

    What non-core vaccines might my pet receive?

    Non-core vaccines are given to your pet, based on the likelihood they’ll contract certain diseases or infections. These vaccines might include:

  • Feline Leukemia Virus – a virus causing a variety of disorders including leukemia, tumours and bone marrow suppression

    What’s the difference between vaccines for kittens and cats?

    Kittens start receiving vaccines around 4 or 5 months old. Once they are 1-year old, they receive a booster as well as follow-up boosters every 3 or 4 years. For some vaccines, kittens are more susceptible to diseases. For example, kittens receive their Feline Leukemia Virus vaccine because they are the most likely to contract at this age. Please contact our veterinary team to develop a vaccination plan to support your pet’s health needs at 204.488.1843.