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Feline Vaccinations

Some feline diseases are very serious and can be fatal even with treatment. To prevent your cat from contracting these diseases, we recommend regular vaccination. Responsible pet care requires kittens to be taken to see a vet for their initial course of treatment, but one course of vaccinations cannot protect them for the rest of their lives. One vaccination booster given annually is all that is required after the initial kitten vaccinations. The vaccinations we recommend are highly effective and have a very low rate of side effects.

When does your kitten need to be vaccinated?
At 6-8 weeks of age kittens should receive their first vaccination; this is temporary and needs to be followed up with another two, 4 weeks after the previous. The second vaccine is given at 12 weeks, then the next at 16 weeks. After the 16 week vaccination your kitten will be fully protected against nasty viruses.

What you need to vaccinate against?
Calicivirus – one part of the ‘Cat Flu’ Virus.
Herpesvirus (Rhinotracheitis) – The second part of the ‘Cat Flu’ virus. It is a common disease in unvaccinated cats and can cause long-term problems, including chronic sneezing, nasal discharge, inflamed eyes and severe gum problems.

Panleucopenia – This is a disease that causes a severe and often fatal gastroenteritis. Vaccination against panleucopenia provides a high level of long-lasting protection.

Immunodeficiency Virus – Otherwise known as Cat AIDS, Feline immunodeficiency virus is spread by cat bites, unless they are protected by their FIV vaccine. Multi-cat households, wandering and outdoor cats are especially at risk.