Vaccines for Kittens & Cats

Vaccines, starting in the first few weeks, protect your cat against otherwise harmful diseases.

Routine vaccines give cats a strong immune system to protect them from diseases. Our veterinarians take time to become familiar with your furry friends before recommending vaccines for their safety. Before recommending a vaccine, we consider the age, health and lifestyle of your cat. 

When should my cat be vaccinated?

Kittens should begin their vaccination at 6-weeks-old and continue until they are 16-weeks old. A year after your cat has completed the kitten series of shots, they should receive booster shots. If your kitten is an outdoor pet, the timeline may be different, and you should get recommendations from your veterinarian. To find out more about when your outdoor cat should be vaccinated, contact us at 519-641-8383.

What vaccines should my kitten or cat be given?

Our veterinarians recommend that cats be vaccinated against contagious and life-threatening diseases. These diseases include Rabies, Feline Leukemia, Feline Calicivirus, Feline Panleukopenia and Feline Rhinotracheitis.

What should I expect when my cat is vaccinated?

It is very common for some cats to have reactions to the vaccines they are given. These symptoms are usually short-lived and aren’t a cause for alarm. Some cats may lose their appetite, become lethargic, develop a fever or have swelling at the injection site. These symptoms usually disappear within 48 hours. However, if you become concerned, you should reach out to your veterinarian for instructions.

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