Vaccination for Cats

Here at Trout Lake Animal Hospital, we are dedicated to keeping your cats as healthy as possible with a proper vaccination schedule. Since cats have different vaccination needs depending on their risk factors (such as if they are inside-only cats or go outside too), it is important to discuss these factors with us so we can design the perfect vaccination schedule for your new pet.

Most people can’t wait to show us their new kittens, and we will do a thorough examination no matter how old your kitten is. We also use this time to discuss risk factors and figure out a vaccination schedule that will work for you and your new kitten.

We usually start vaccinations when kittens are about 6 to 8 weeks old. They need to return every 3 or 4 weeks until they get all of their vaccinations. Once they are fully protected, we recommend yearly or bi-yearly visits to maintain their good health.

Here is a basic vaccination schedule, though we may change it to suit your kitten’s specific needs:

  • At six to eight weeks, we start the initial kitten vaccinations along with deworming and flea prevention. We will discuss home care recommendations during this time as well.
  • At ten to twelve weeks, your kitten will need another booster vaccine and deworming, including Chlamydia.
  • At twelve weeks we highly recommend the Snap Test, and FIV/FeLV before the Leukemia vaccine.
  • At fifteen to sixteen weeks, your kitten will need a basic booster vaccine including Rabies, along with flea prevention and deworming.

We recommend spaying or neutering kittens at six months old.

After your pet has had all the boosters, he or she will be due for vaccinations every year. Some vaccinations can last for three years, though we still recommend a yearly examination to keep your cats healthy.

If you have any questions about vaccinating your cats, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (604) 559-1800.

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