Vaccinations are a very important part of your kitten’s and adult cat’s health care. All kittens should receive their first vaccination at 6 to 8 weeks of age and continue with booster vaccinations every 3 to 4 weeks until 4 months of age. Vaccinating early will offer your kitten the best protection available against deadly diseases such as Distemper and Feline Leukemia.
The following is a brief description of the diseases that we recommend vaccinating against.
- Rhinotracheitis – Viral disease of the eyes, nose and throat.
- Calicivirus – Viral infection of the eyes, nose and throat.
- Panleukopenia (Distemper) – Viral disease of the blood and intestines. (Often fatal)
- Feline Leukemia (FELV) – Viral disease causing immunodeficiency and cancer (Fatal)
- Pneumonitis – Bacterial infection of the eyes, nose and throat
- Rabies – Viral disease, fatal to man and animals
Kittens should also receive an anthelmintic regimen to treat for intestinal parasites. All kittens and new cats entering your household should be tested for FELV and FIV. Both of these viruses are incurable and deadly.