Vaccinations for Kittens and Cats
Getting your cat vaccinated is one of the first steps you can take as a pet owner to help boost their quality of life. Without vaccinations your cat could be susceptible to diseases like feline leukemia and rabies. In fact, they could catch or spread diseases amongst their playmates or in vet offices. Preventative medicine is the easiest, least expensive and most important way to keep your pet safe. Call us at 780.444.1324 to schedule a vaccination appointment. While you’re here, we can answer any questions you have about the process.
When should my kitten be vaccinated?
The milk kittens drink from their mother has antibodies that prevent vaccines from doing their best work. As a result, kittens will need to be vaccinated more than once through a series of boosters. Their first vaccinations should be when they are about 6- to 8-weeks-old. Afterwards our veterinarians will schedule more appointments every few weeks until they are 6 months old.
Are there any side effects of the vaccine?
Vaccines can cause short-term minor reactions. Though they are not common, it’s important to look out for. They may feel weak or lose their appetite. In some cases, a small bump will appear where they were infected. If this does not go away or grows after a month, contact us for an examination.