Kitten Vaccinations

Due to underdeveloped immune systems, our little kitten friends need all the help they can get to fight off harmful and potentially deadly disease. Vaccines are a great way to start a long, healthy life for your kitten.

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When should kittens get their first vaccination?

Kittens receive their first vaccinations at 6-8 weeks of age.

How often does my kitten need to be vaccinated?

In total, your kitten will get three sets of boosters. After their kitten vaccinations are completed, the next set of vaccines are not due until one year later. At this time, Rabies and FVRCP are re-administered. As an adult, your cat will get a Rabies vaccine and FVRCP , they are given every 3 years.

Does my kitten only need core vaccines?

Your kitten’s lifestyle will determine the vaccines protocol that is unique to your cat.

Cat Vaccinations

At Weldrick Animal Hospital, we can provide you with the most current advice on your cat’s health care, including which vaccines fit your cat’s lifestyle. We believe each patient is an individual and tailor vaccine plans to your pet. Our veterinary professionals work with you to come up with a vaccine program that works for you.

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Does my indoor cat need to be vaccinated?

Does your indoor pet occasionally spend time on the deck, in the yard, or on a leash? Ask your veterinarian which vaccines would be best suited for your cat’s lifestyle.

What are FVRCP and core vaccines for cats?

FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia) and Rabies are core vaccines.

How often does my adult cat need to be vaccinated?

Based on individual lifestyle needs, your vet can help you determine a vaccine schedule.

Are there any risks associated with cat vaccines?

We take pride in choosing vaccines based on efficacy and safety. However, there is always a small chance for an adverse reaction to vaccines. Mild reactions could be localized swelling at the site of injection, vomiting, pain and fever. If any reactions occur, always call us ASAP.

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