Do kittens have to be vaccinated before selling?
A kitten should be fully vaccinated against both cat flu and enteritis before it leaves the breeder. GCCF recommends that no kitten should go to its new home until at least 13 weeks of age, and a week after its full course of primary vaccinations has been completed.
Do kittens need two vaccinations?
To help protect kittens they’ll need two sets of vaccinations to get them started. Kittens should have their first set of vaccinations at nine weeks old and at three months old they should receive the second set to boost their immune system.
What will happen if my kitten doesn’t have injections?
By making sure your puppy or kitten is vaccinated early, you provide them with the best chance at a long and healthy life. Diseases such as rabies, hepatitis, parvovirus, feline leukaemia and FIV can be very serious and even fatal, especially in puppies and kittens.
When should kittens be neutered?
Kittens can be spayed or neutered as young as six to eight weeks of age, however standard spay and neuter surgeries are most often performed when the kitten is between five and six months old.
Which is better a spayed or neutered cat?
Spayed and neutered cats are also less likely to fight. This means that in a multi-cat household, female cats that are spayed are more likely to get along and male cats are likely to be less aggressive and less territorial. For male cats, this means they are less likely to spray in your home to mark their territory.
How old do kittens have to be before they can be neutered?
Your kitten may have had her first vaccination before she comes home but you should check with your veterinary surgeon what further vaccinations are needed. As a guideline, most kittens need two sets of vaccinations at 9 weeks of age and 12 weeks of age.
What happens if you spay a kitten too young?
If you get your kitten spayed or neutered when it is too young, it can negatively affect the cat. However, if you spay or neuter your kitten too late, you can miss out on some of the benefits that spaying and neutering can provide.
When do I need to give my cat a booster?
Adults cats who have never received vaccinations, or haven’t had a booster in at least 15 months, may need to restart their vaccinations with a primary course.
Where can I get a kitten neutered in the UK?
We’re working with a number of other charities under the Umbrella of the Cat Population Control Group (CPCG) to reduce the number of unwanted cats being born in the UK. You can find out more about what CPCG are doing, and access a database of vets who will neuter cats under four months old, on the Kitten Neutering Database website.
Is the RSPCA offering a cat neutering scheme?
Working with Cats Protection, we’re offering a cat neutering scheme helping you to meet the costs of neutering your cat to ensure that they remain healthy and happy. Cat neutering infographic Share our infographic about the potential headaches and heartache of letting a cat get pregnant. Sponsor our cat pods
Do you have to take your cat to the vet to get neutered?
Prior to the operation, your cat will be given an anaesthetic and once home, they will need to stay in for a short while, as advised by your pet. Getting your girl cat spayed To protect her from getting pregnant, your cat will need to go the vet to have a simple operation called spaying (also known as ‘fixing’, ‘neutering’ or ‘being done’).
Is it good for cats to have kittens before they are spayed?
You may have heard that it’s good for cats to have a litter of kittens before they are spayed – but this isn’t true. Once she has been spayed your kitten will be able to do all the things cats enjoy doing, like going outdoors, climbing trees and playing. Getting your boy cat snipped