Vaccines are essential for ensuring your cat or kitten is in good health. They protect them from diseases that can cause serious harm to their health. Even if your pet does not usually go outside, they may still come into contact with various contaminants. It is therefore essential that your pet get the necessary vaccines to keep them protected.
When should my kitten get their first vaccines?
Your kitten can receive their first vaccinations from 8 weeks old. Your vet will determine a vaccination schedule for your kitten to ensure they are properly immunized. This usually involves booster shots and annual appointments.
What are the recommended vaccines?
The FVRCP vaccine is the core vaccine recommended for all cats. The acronym refers to the following diseases:
- Feline panleukopenia
- Feline viral rhinotracheitis
You should also have your cat vaccinated against rabies and leukemia if they often go outdoors.