Vaccines are the simplest and the most effective ways to protect your feline friend and ensure that they lead a long and happy life. While many people have questioned the need for vaccines for animals, it is good to remember that vaccines cost less than the treatment for most preventable diseases. Kittens and cats require core and non-core vaccines. At Fraser Valley, our veterinarians will help you understand which ones are essential for your pet. To book an appointment or know more about vaccination for your kittens and cat, call us at 604-854-2313.
What are core vaccines for kittens and cats?
Irrespective of being an indoor or outdoor cat, some core vaccines are a must for kittens and cats. They include:
- Feline panleukopenia (FPV)
- Feline calicivirus (FCV)
- Feline leukemia (FeLV)
Depending on your cat’s health and lifestyle, veterinarians will suggest other vaccines that also protect them from fatal diseases. Please consult your veterinarian today to see what vaccines are necessary for your pet.
When should kittens receive their first vaccine?
Kittens often receive their first set of vaccinations when they are 6 to 8-weeks-old. Consult our veterinarian to know more about getting the first schedule of vaccines for your kitten.
Do indoor cats need to be vaccinated?
Even indoor cats are at risk of being exposed to diseases such as rabies, feline rhinotracheitis virus, feline calicivirus and more. Cats are curious creatures. Being vaccinated can prevent them from catching fatal diseases during their adventures.