Vaccines for Kittens & Cats

Safeguard your feline friend from harmful diseases with a vaccination plan.

To keep your cat and kittens healthy they need to have all their immunity shots. Vaccines help boost your kitten’s and cat’s immune system which later prevents them from contracting diseases. At Valley Veterinary Services we offer all the cat vaccinations that are required by law including: annual rabies vaccinations, leukemia vaccinations and FVRCP vaccinations.

When should kittens get vaccinated?

Vaccination timelines in kittens are dependent on many factors such as whether the kitten is in indoor or outdoor living conditions and if they have any medical conditions. Our team will be happy to discuss a schedule for your kitten considering the specific conditions. Simply give us a call at 604-858-6560.

Kittens should be given their first vaccinations between the ages of 6 and 10-weeks-old. This first vaccine is the FVRCP-Panleukopenia, Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus.

At 11 to 14-weeks-old your kitten needs their FVRCP and Feline Leukemia shots.

At the 16-week mark or older kittens should receive their FVRCP, feline leukemia and rabies shots.

When should adult cats get vaccinated?

Following the completion of the kitten series of vaccinations, an adult cat will usually receive their first shot after a year. Cats normally go back to the hospital to receive their shot once every year up to three years.

Are there any side effects in cats or kittens after vaccinations?

Vaccinations are generally harmless and safe for cats and kittens. Your pet may experience some loss of appetite, fever, diarrhea, hives and soreness or discomfort at the area where they received the shot. These side effects are very small and do not usually last long. If your cat is experiencing what you recognize as a vaccine side effect for prolonged periods please contact us on what to do.

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