When to Start Kitten Vaccinations
We would typically start a vaccination schedule between 6 and 12 weeks. Before this a Kitten gains protection from its mothers’ milk, so if your Kitten is not able to have a mothers milk please speak with your vet as early as possible to discuss the best approach.
Kitten Vaccination Schedule
A general vaccination schedule for kittens is:
- 8-9 weeks: 1st core vaccinations
- 12 weeks: 2nd core vaccinations
Your cat will also require annual booster vaccinations.
Are vaccines safe?
Vaccines are extremely safe with only rare negative reactions. If your Cat does experience any reaction, call us to discuss. These rare cases would most likely show as:
- Loss of appetite
- Facial or paw swelling and/or hives
- Pain or swelling around the injection site
- Collapse, difficulty breathing, and seizures (anaphylactic shock)
Not unlike humans, mild symptoms can be ignored as your body processes the vaccine, and for anything more severe give us a call.
Scheduling an Appointment for Cat Vaccinations
We keep the common vaccines in stock, so call us for a regular check-up be it a new Kitten or Cat and we will include this in our initial consultation.