When it comes to the health of your cat, vaccines are the quickest form of protection from harmful diseases and illnesses such as rabies or feline leukemia. Getting vaccines for kittens is very important. The mother’s milk provides immune support while the kitten is still nursing, however, after a certain age it’s a good idea to get their first vaccines to keep their immune system strong. I suggest starting his vaccinations at about six weeks old.
What vaccines are determined by the lifestyle of your cat? Is he an outside cat or an inside cat? What is the health history of the mother? If your cat is an inside cat, it’s a good idea to talk to your veterinarian about which vaccines would be most helpful for your cat. If your cat is mostly outside, he is at risk of more diseases and illnesses, including rabies and feline aids. Talking to your veterinarian to see what you can do to protect your cat is always a good idea.
Whether you’re looking for advice on the health of your pet or you’re looking for a veterinary clinic with professional yet personal services, call Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic today. We’re dedicated to making you and your pet happy and health.
Dr. Beverly Cannady
Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic