When should I take my kitten to the vet for shots?

When should I take my kitten to the vet for shots?

Immunizations are started at 6-8 weeks of age and are repeated every 3-4 weeks until the kitten is 4 months old. The routine or core vaccinations will protect your kitten from the most common diseases: feline distemper (panleukopenia), feline viral rhinotracheitis (feline herpes virus 1), calicivirus, and rabies.

Do kittens throw up after shots?

You may notice your cat has a temporary loss of appetite or is less lively a day or two after a vaccination, but this should resolve within 24-48 hours. Very few cats may be allergic to one or more components of the vaccine and have more serious side effects such as difficulty in breathing, vomiting or diarrhea.

Is it too late to get my kitten vaccinated?

Pet Vaccinations Provide Essential Prevention Puppies and kittens typically begin having a series of core vaccines around 6 to 8 weeks of age. It’s never too late to begin, whether your pet is new, you have moved, or your pet’s life-style has changed.

What kind of shots should I give my kitten?

The specific shots your kitten should have will depend on where you live, whether your cat will roam the neighborhood or stay inside, and whether you have other cats co-ruling your home. Always follow the advice of your vet. When you take your kitten in for vaccinations, ask your vet to test for feline leukemia (FeLV).

How old do kittens have to be to get their first shots?

With time, the maternal antibodies reduce and so does the protection against diseases. It is recommended to get your kitten’s first vaccination from as early as 8 weeks of age.

When to give a kitten a refresher shot?

A refresher (booster) is recommended four weeks after their first vaccine and another refresher vaccine should follow four weeks after the second vaccination to ensure accrued protection for your kitten’s first year of life.

How often should I give my Cat a rabies shot?

The initial vaccination series consists of two doses three to four weeks apart, followed by revaccination one year later for all pet cats. However, based on most recent data, the Vaccine Advisory Panel recommends that subsequent vaccines may be administered based on risk: yearly for high-risk cats and every two years for lower risk cats.

How old do kittens have to be to get their shots?

Immunizations are started at 6-8 weeks of age and are repeated every 3-4 weeks until the kitten is 4 months old. The routine or core vaccinations will protect your kitten from the most common diseases: feline distemper (panleukopenia), feline viral rhinotracheitis (feline herpes virus 1), calicivirus, and rabies.

How often should I give my kitten a rabies shot?

Kittens are vaccinated once every three to four weeks until they reach 16 weeks of age or older. However, to avoid over-vaccination, most veterinarians will recommend starting the vaccine at 8 weeks of age, followed by boosters at 12 weeks and 16 weeks old. Rabies is the other core kitten vaccination.

A refresher (booster) is recommended four weeks after their first vaccine and another refresher vaccine should follow four weeks after the second vaccination to ensure accrued protection for your kitten’s first year of life.

How often should I give my kitten FVRCP?

The vaccination schedule for FVRCP can begin as early as 6 weeks of age. Kittens are vaccinated once every three to four weeks until they reach 16 weeks of age or older.