Congratulations on welcoming home a feline friend! In addition to taking as many photos and enjoying as many cuddles with them, don’t forget an important action in these early days: getting your kitten vaccinated. This will help start your pet off on the path to good health. Call us today to learn more and to schedule your pet’s consultation!
How early can a kitten be vaccinated?
Generally speaking, kittens can receive their first injections at around 6 to 8-weeks-old. We recommend coming in as soon as possible so that they can be protected from a wide variety of harmful and potentially life-threatening diseases.
Do indoor cats need vaccines?
Absolutely. Even if your cat never sets a paw into the great outdoors, they can still be exposed to diseases and parasites that enter your home.
What vaccines do cats need?
All cats need their mandatory or “core” vaccines. This includes their rabies vaccine (which is mandated by law). The veterinarian will also recommend optional or “non-core” vaccines on a case-by-case basis.