Kitten Vaccinations

Kittens require a physical exam and their first vaccines at 8 weeks of age. They are very susceptible to a number of diseases at this age.

When do kittens get their first shots?

The most common time for a kitten to get their first vaccines is 8 weeks, but we ask owners to call us whenever they get their kitten so we can assess their needs.

How often does my kitten need to be vaccinated?

The usual timetable for kittens is 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age, but we tailor their needs to the age our clients introduce them as a new family member.

Does my kitten only need core vaccines?

Kittens need FVRCP at 8, 12 and 16 weeks. Kittens need their rabies vaccination at 16 weeks and feline leukemia at 12 and 16 weeks.

Are there any risk associated with vaccines?

On some occasions your kitten may experience some lethargy after his/her appointment. This is a big day for them, from the car ride to the exam itself and can make them very tired.On a rare occasion, they could have a vaccine reaction. There may be some pain where the vaccine was given or your cat may develop a mild fever.


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