Vaccines give your pet the protection to fight off illnesses when they come in contact with viruses. In veterinary medicine, we recommend vaccines because we know they can prolong pets’ lives.
When should my kitten or cat be vaccinated?
Kittens should be vaccinated beginning at 6-8 weeks and continue until they are 16-weeks-old. Your pet will need boosters when the kitten round of vaccines has been completed. The veterinarian will either recommend boosters every year or every three years. To establish a vaccine schedule for your pet, please call us at 519-389-2020.
Which vaccines are recommended for cats?
To ensure your cat has enough protection, the following vaccines are recommended:
- Feline panleukopenia virus
- Rabies virus
- Feline viral rhinotracheitis
- Feline Calicivirus
- Feline leukemia ( FeLV) which is necessary for kittens
Based on your cat’s living environment or daily activities, our team may also recommend:
- Feline chlamydia
- Feline leukemia for adults
Will my cat have a reaction to the vaccine?
This varies according to the pet. It is normal for some cats to have mild reactions after they’ve received a vaccine. Some symptoms may include swelling at the injection site, fever, vomiting, or diarrhea. The reactions usually disappear within 48 hours.