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Adult Cat and Kitten Vaccinations

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It’s important to ensure that your cat’s vaccinations are up-to-date. Cat vaccinations will keep your pet protected against serious and even life threatening feline diseases. Our mission is to provide high quality cat vaccinations and exams at a low cost for pet parents.

What are feline vaccinations?

Feline vaccinations are used to prepare your cat’s immune system to fight common diseases. A vaccine works by imitating a disease without causing the disease. When a vaccination is given, the cat’s immune system sees this imitation disease, learns how to fight it, and remembers how to defeat it if the real disease is introduced.

How important are feline vaccinations?

Feline vaccinations are a very important part of your cat’s health plan. Both indoor and outdoor cats are susceptible to some common and potentially deadly diseases. Vaccines protect your cat from these diseases and keep them healthy.

What are core vaccines?

Vaccines that fight the most common feline diseases are called core vaccines. FVRCP vaccine is a combination vaccine that helps to protect cats from Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia. These are contagious diseases that can cause severe illness. The rabies vaccine is also an important core cat vaccine.

What are non-core vaccines?

Non-core feline vaccines are not necessary for all cats, but only for those that are at a higher risk of contracting diseases, depending on their lifestyle, environment, age, or health. Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) are the most common non-core vaccines.

How often should adult cats get vaccinated?

Adult house cats at a low risk of disease exposure should receive booster vaccinations every three years. Adult cats at a high risk of disease exposure should receive booster vaccinations annually. Your veterinarian will determine the best vaccination schedule for your cat based on age, health, breed, and environment. View the Cat & kitten Vaccinations Schedule.

Which vaccinations does my kitten need?

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) recommends that all kittens receive FVRCP and rabies vaccines. The feline leukemia vaccine (FeLV) is also recommended for kittens since their living situation may change. Other non-core vaccinations should be discussed with your veterinarian.

When should my kitten get vaccinated?

Kittens with healthy mothers are protected from infectious diseases in the first few weeks of life by antibodies in the mother’s milk. At six weeks, kittens are old enough to receive feline vaccinations. These vaccines are administered as a series of shots every few weeks until the kitten is four to five months old.

How often should adult cats get vaccinated?

Your veterinarian will determine the best vaccination schedule for your cat based on the type of vaccines used, age, health, lifestyle, and your city requirement.

What are the risks of feline vaccinations?

In very few instances, complications can arise from feline vaccinations. While there is a small chance of side effects from feline shots, not getting your kitten or cat vaccinated against threatening diseases is far more dangerous. Without vaccines, cats can contract, spread, and suffer from preventable diseases.

It is always important to watch cats closely after any injection. Vaccine reactions are normally mild, but adverse reactions may include: fever, vomiting, diarrhea, lack of energy, hives, loss of appetite, or swelling and redness near the injection site.

What should I do if my cat has an adverse reaction?

Call your veterinarian or animal hospital immediately. Vetsavers Pet Hospital is open seven days a week and ready to assist your cat’s needs before, during, and after their feline vaccinations. If after hours, please call your nearest animal emergency clinic.

How much do cat vaccinations cost?

At Vetsavers Pet Hospital we believe keeping you cat healthy should be affordable. That is why our exams and vaccinations are reasonably priced.

    • FVRCP: $22
    • Rabies: $22
    • FeLV: $26