Vaccinations are an important part of a kitten’s life, to give them the best protection against infectious diseases.
When do I vaccinate my kitten?
The first vaccination is given at 8 weeks, followed by a second 3-4 weeks later. It is important kittens do not come in contact with unvaccinated cats or outside areas until 2 weeks after the second vaccination. This gives their immunity time to develop before they become exposed to any disease or illness.
What is my kitten vaccinated against?
Kittens are vaccinated against two types of Cat Flu, Feline Enteritis and Feline Leukaemia Virus. If you would like some more information on these diseases, please speak to one of our vets or nurses.
When should I come to the surgery?
You can make an appointment by phone, email or on our website. We have slots available at different times throughout the day during the week, and on a Saturday morning, so you can choose a time that suits you.
You can make a pre vaccination appointment with our nurse, should you need any advice on looking after your new kitten.
Why does my kitten need an annual booster?
One vaccination will not provide life long protection. The length of time one vaccination protects for, will vary between individual animals. We know for sure, that when vaccinated according to the manufacturers instructions, our cats will be protected for 12 months.