Cat vaccinations against typical feline diseases are some of the very best things you can do to give your cat a long and healthy life. Your cat’s mother gave her kitten immunity from disease for the first couple of weeks of existence by providing disease – fighting antibodies in her milk. From then on, it’s up to you – with the help and advice of your trusted Care Animal Hospital veterinarian – to offer that safety.
Cat vaccinations should begin with a kitten at 6-8 weeks of age and continue for the rest of their life. Specifically, kitten vaccines should be administered at 6-8 weeks of age and continue every 3-4 weeks until they are 16 weeks of age.
After the first year of age, a cat typically requires vaccines only once a year with their annual exam. As your cat ages, we recommend that they be seen by a doctor every 6 months to identify and treat any health issues before they become serious.
- Feline Distemper Complex
- Feline Leukemia
- Feline Rabies (Purevax)
Vaccinations are a critical component of preventative care for your pet. Thanks to pet vaccines, your cat can live a healthier and longer life. It is equally as important to have routine annual exams to discuss overall health issues, behavior issues, dental hygiene issues, and more. Routine physical exams, blood work and urinalysis will pick up early kidney disease, liver disease, urinary disorders, arthritis, and early stage diabetes. Many times disease processes, if caught early, can be controlled with diet, exercise, and supplements before they cause extensive internal and physical damage and before they require lifetime medications.
Care Animal Hospital of Brandon offers low cost cat vaccinations. Contact our office today at (813) 684-PETS (7387) to either schedule an appointment or to get more information on vaccinations for your pet.