Vaccinations for Kittens and Cats
Your cats and kittens need a strong immune system to ward off diseases. Getting them vaccinated is the main to boost their immunity. Our hospital provides all the vaccinations required by law which includes rabies, FVRCP and leukemia. Please don’t hesitate to consult with our team about the vaccines your pet needs.
When should my cat or kitten be vaccinated?
Kitten vaccinations should begin at 6 weeks old. Between 6-10 weeks old your kitten should receive their FVRCP shot. At 11-14 weeks old they should be given feline leukemia shots and FVRCP. At 16 weeks old or older your kitten can receive rabies, FVRCP and feline leukemia vaccines.
A year after completing kitten vaccines adult cats should get booster shots. Adult cats may need feline distemper, rabies, FVRCP and leukemia vaccines.
My cat/ kitten goes outside sometimes, does this affect their vaccinations?
Yes. The general time frames for kitten and cat vaccinations are based on indoor cats. We generally recommend keeping your cats indoor and away from other animals until they are vaccinated. Our team can assist you in creating a vaccination schedule for your outdoor cats or kittens. Call us at 204.452.9010 to schedule an appointment.
What should I expect once my cat or kitten is vaccinated?
There is a small possibility your pet may experience some side effects. The side effects usually disappear within a day or two. Your kitten or cat may have a fever, loss of appetite, lethargy or swelling where they received their vaccines. If you become concerned about any side effects be sure to reach out to us for instructions.