Contrary to popular belief, cats don’t actually have nine lives!
This is why it is very important to get them vaccinated on time. These vaccinations strengthen your cat’s immune system against disease-causing bacteria, viruses, and parasites. The best way to have all the information about vaccinations is to go to your veterinarian and have them make you a vaccination card and get them done accordingly.
A common misconception amongst pet parents is that their pet is too old to get vaccinated. No matter the age or condition you adopted your cat in, taking them to the veterinarian for a vaccination course is extremely important. The veterinarian will help you understand the vaccination requirements of your cat, draw you a chart.
It is recommended that the vaccination schedule for cats is started when kittens are 6-8 weeks old. They need to be vaccinated until they are 16 weeks old. This is followed up with booster doses after one year. These vaccine shots are administered every 3 to 4 weeks. Adult cats need them less often, usually every year or every 3 years, depending on how long the effect of the vaccine is designed to last and how strong the immune system of the cat is.
The Shots Cats Need:
- Certain shots are mandatorily administered to all cats to protect them from –
- Feline Coronavirus
- Feline distemper or Panleukopenia
- Feline Calicivirus
- Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis
- Feline Leukaemia: does not have a cure; therefore, it is necessary to get your cat vaccinated if they go out a lot. It is a serious viral infection that spreads through various bodily fluids such as blood, saliva, urine, and milk.
- Bordetella: is not a common infection any longer but if your cat goes to the groomer or stays at kennels too often, the veterinarian might administer a shot.
For expert advice on vaccination requirements and charts, contact the veterinarians at San Antonio Spay and Neuter Clinic! Our experienced vets not only create a vaccination schedule for your cat but also help you maintain it. We send pet parents reminders about the due date for the vaccinations. We also make it easier for pet owners by offering mobile clinic services where we visit different locations in the city.
Make sure your cat gets all the scheduled vaccinations with San Antonio Spay and Neuter Clinic!