Cat & Kitten Vaccinations - Ambassador Animal Hospital

Vaccinations for Kittens and Cats

Vaccines are an important part of the preventative care we offer to your cherished pet. By getting your pet vaccinated, you protect them from diseases in a safe and inexpensive way. Once we create a vaccination schedule for your pet we make sure they get all the vaccines they need and stay on track. To learn more about vaccines, please reach out to us for a consultation.

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When should I vaccinate my kitten/cat?

As a kitten, your pet should get their first round of shots when they are 8-weeks-old. The second vaccine session should be at 12 weeks and the third when they are 16-weeks-old. These vaccines boost your kitten’s immunity especially if they have been weaned off their mother’s milk early.

When your cat gets older they may need booster shots. In general, cats need to be vaccinated once every two to three years. If your cat or kitten is due for a vaccine, don’t hesitate to call us at 519-971-3100 to book an appointment. 

What vaccines does my cat/kitten need?

Our feline friends mainly develop three diseases and they are Calicivirus, Panleukopenia and Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis. To protect them from these illnesses all cats and kittens must get an FVRCP vaccine. Other vaccines that your furry pal needs are Rabies (which is required by the law), Feline Distemper and Feline Leukemia. 

Are vaccines safe for my cat/kitten?

Yes, vaccines are completely safe for your cat and kitten. Before each vaccine is approved, they undergo trials. They are specifically formulated to give your pet the protection they need. An unvaccinated cat or kitten is at a greater risk of developing illnesses with severe symptoms. When your pet gets a vaccine they may experience some side effects but they are minor and go away within 48 hours.

Do indoor cats/kittens need to be vaccinated?

Yes. Being inside most of the time does not mean that they are protected from harmful diseases. All it takes is a split second for your pet to wander outside and become exposed. Sometimes, diseases can even be brought inside the home and be transferred to your pet unintentionally.

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