Vaccinating your furry friend is essential to protecting them from certain infectious diseases, which are often one of the causes of premature death. That makes vaccination an important part of your pet's health and well-being.
What is your schedule for first vaccinations for kittens?
The first kitten vaccines can be given at 2 months of age. Two booster shots will be needed, 4 weeks apart. You'll need to visit your veterinarian when your kitten is 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks old.
What is the basic vaccine?
The basic vaccine, or PRC vaccine, protects your pet against 3 diseases: feline panleukopenia, feline infectious rhinotracheitis and calicivirus.
When can my pet receive the rabies vaccine?
The rabies vaccine can be given at 3 months of age. It's recommended for all outdoor cats.
What should I do if my pet has an allergic reaction to the vaccines or side effects?
Your veterinarian will tell you if there are any side effects to watch out for. If you have any doubts or concerns, the best thing to do is to contact us right away to get our professional advice. Severe allergic reactions such as swelling, hives or difficulty breathing are rare.
I forgot to bring my cat in for their booster shot. Is this a concern?
Since vaccines offer protection for a set period of time, if your pet misses a booster shot, the immune system weakens and they're more likely to catch an illness. We recommend that you make an appointment as soon as possible so that your cat is fully protected.