Congratulations on your new feline family member! Whether your pet is a newborn or you adopted an older cat, they will all require vaccinations to protect them from serious diseases. It also helps strengthen their immune system. If you want to know which vaccines your cat would need, please call us at 416-444-7387.
What are the different types of vaccines for cats?
Core vaccines include:
- Feline herpesvirus, calicivirus, feline distemper (FVRCP)
When should my kitten be vaccinated?
Immunizations must be given as a series of 3 injections at prescribed intervals during the kitten stages: the first being between 6-8 weeks of age, then at 12 and 16 weeks of age. The core vaccinations will protect them against distemper (panleukopenia), feline viral rhinotracheitis (feline herpes virus 1), calicivirus, and rabies. Rabies vaccine will be given at a later time around 16 weeks of age. Depending on your kitten's lifestyle, non-core vaccines may not be mandatory, so it is best to discuss with your veterinarian during the initial visit. After the series, adult cats will be revaccinated every 1-3 years based on their lifestyle and risk factors.