Thursday, July 6, 2017
What to Know About Cat Vaccinations.
What to Know About Cat Vaccinations.Cats don’t actually have nine lives, so you need to do what you can to protect them. The key? is the right vaccinations. Shots protect your cat from diseases caused by viruses and bacteria. They can also strengthen her immune system. Whether you have a kitten or an adult cat, your vet can help you figure out which vaccines are best and how often your kitty should get shots. It usually depends on her age, overall health, and lifestyle. The vet will also think about how long vaccines are supposed to last and how likely your cat might be to come into contact with a certain disease. Also, many local and state governments have laws about vaccines like rabies. When to give vaccines. Kittens should start getting vaccinations when they are 6 to 8 weeks old. The shots come in a series every 3 to 4 weeks. Adult cats need shots less often, usually every year or every 3 years, depending on how long a vaccine is designed to last. Which shots they need. Some vaccines are recommended for all cats. They protect against: 1) rabies. 2) Panleukopenia(feline distemper). 3) Feline Calicivirus. 4)Feline viral rhinotracheitis. The feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia vaccinations often come in a combination shot (FVRCP), which is sometimes called the “distemper shot.” Your cat may need extra shots depending on how much time she spends outside, how often she’s around other cats, and the diseases that are common in your area. They include: more