Vaccination is an important part of your pet’s preventive care. There are a range of preventable diseases and infections you’re safeguarding your pet against, including a few fatal ones. Some vaccinations provide full immunity while others will decrease the severity of infection if your pet comes into contact with the virus. To discuss more about your pet’s vaccination plan, please call us at 604-940-0899.
When should kittens get vaccinated?
There are a few core vaccines we recommend for your feline friend. These vaccines protect against Rabies, Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia (FVRCP) and Feline leukemia (FeLV). Rabies affects your pet’s nervous system, including their brain and spinal cord, often resulting in death. FVRCP is a trio of highly infectious respiratory diseases causing symptoms like fever and loss of appetite. FeLV can cause cancer in cats. Kittens should be vaccinated according to the following schedule:
- Rabies – First dose at 12–16 weeks of age; next dose given 1 year after first dose.
- FVRCP – First dose 6–8 weeks every 3–4 weeks till they’re 16–18 weeks of age; next dose given 1 year later.
- FeLV – First dose at 9–12 weeks of age. The next dose 3 weeks later.
When should cats get vaccinated?
Cats should be vaccinated according to the following schedule:
- Rabies – Every year
- FVRCP – Every 1-2 years
- FeLV – Every year