Vaccinations For Cats
Why do I need to vaccinate my cat?
As a responsible pet owner, you want to make sure that your cat stays fit and healthy. Keeping your pet up to date with their vaccinations is vital to provide immunisation and protection against many life-threatening diseases, many of which have no cure. Vaccinations are also essential if you wish to place your pet in a cattery as they will not accept them unless you have an up to date vaccination certificate.
If you wish to take your cat abroad, they will require a pet passport and RABIES vaccinations will be required for this. Different countries may have different regulations, so please check well in advance of your travel.
When do I need to vaccinate my pet?
- Kittens – again your kitten will need a course of 2 vaccinations. The first can be given from 8 weeks of age and the 2nd at 12 weeks. We do not recommend that they go out into public places until they have been neutered as they can breed from 4 months onwards.
- Boosters – all cats should have an annual booster to keep them fully protected. It is very important to ensure that you keep to these timescales otherwise you may need to re-start a full course.
What major diseases do we vaccinate against?
- Feline Infectious Enteritis
- Cat Flu
- Feline Leukaemia Virus
We can also vaccinate against:
- Chlamydophila felis
If you have any questions are unsure if your pet requires a vaccination, please contact the surgery and we will be happy to help.