Vaccination Services for Kittens and Cats
Congratulations on being the proud parent of an adorable kitten! Cherish this precious time in their life and take as many pictures as your heart desires! (We totally get it – we’re certified cat people, just like you!) To make sure you have as many happy days as possible and to protect your pet from so many harmful diseases, don’t forget about their vaccinations. It’s an easy and cost effective way to avoid issues down the road. Our team is here to make the process as easy as possible. We can help you keep track of your cat’s vaccination needs all throughout their life. Give us a call at 250.475.2287 if you have any questions about feline vaccinations. We will be happy to help you any way we can!
When should a kitten be vaccinated?
Although every patient is different, it is generally safe for kittens to receive their first set of shots at around 6 to 8-weeks-old. They should get various injections every month or so until they are about 4-months-old.
Do indoor cats need to be vaccinated?
Yes. Even if your cat never steps a paw outside the walls of your home, harmful diseases and parasites can still find them. You, things you bring in your home, other people, other pets and small animals (like insects) can all be vehicles of disease. At the very least, your cat should receive their core vaccines, which protect against rabies, panleukopenia, herpesvirus and calicivirus.
Once my kitten grows up do they still need vaccines?
Definitely! After finishing their kitten vaccinations, cats should still be vaccinated all throughout their adult life to maintain their immunity. Depending on the vaccination, they should be vaccinated once per year or once every three years. Cats are classified as “overdue” for their vaccinations if their last shot was given more than 3 years ago. (This does not apply to the rabies vaccine which should typically be administered annually.)