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Kitten Vaccination

Kitten Vaccinations

Vaccinating your kitten is the first step you can take as a pet owner to make sure your kitten is healthy and protected against potential illnesses. The vaccines recommended to you by your vet depend upon your pet’s lifestyle and individual needs. There are core vaccines, ones which every cat should receive regardless of lifestyle, and non-core vaccines that rely on your cat’s risk factors.

Vaccinations are recommended because they allow a cat’s body to create antibodies against a collection of different diseases without experiencing the symptoms or becoming ill – this means that if they do become exposed to the actual disease, their body is already prepared to fight it off.

When should kittens get their first vaccination?


Kittens receive their first vaccinations at 8 weeks of age and receive booster vaccines at 12 and 16 weeks of age.

How often does my kitten need to be vaccinated?


Kittens should be vaccinated three times (8, 12 and 16 weeks of age) and then yearly.

Does my kitten only need core vaccines?


What type of vaccines your kitten needs will depend on their lifestyle. Whether they’re an indoor or outdoor cat and what elements they can be exposed to.

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Last updated: August 23, 2022.

Dear Clients,

We have made some important updates to our operating policies effective August 22, 2022.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, Lyme testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

Please keep in mind there is a very large demand for Veterinary care and an industry shortage, there may be an extended wait for an appointment time. We are trying to accommodate as much as possible daily.

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Spryfield Animal Hospital