Vaccinating cats and kittens
Cat vaccinations help to protect your pets from severe infectious diseases. It also prevents them from passing anything nasty on to other animals in the area. Vaccinating your kitten is one of the most important things you should do in your first few weeks as a cat owner.
When should kittens be vaccinated?
To help protect kittens they’ll need two sets of vaccinations to get them started. Kittens should have their first set of vaccinations at nine weeks old and at three months old they should receive the second set to boost their immune system. After this, kittens and cats usually need ‘booster’ vaccinations every twelve months. Until your kitten is fully vaccinated (and neutered), you should keep him or her inside.
What diseases can vaccinations protect against?
Cats are commonly vaccinated against:
Cat flu (feline herpes virus and feline calicivirus)
Feline infectious enteritis
Feline leukaemia virus
How much do cat vaccinations cost?
A vaccination course including 2 x health checks will cost £70.00. If you join our Well Pet Club we will give you a 20% discount against the primary vaccination. If your pet is due flea and worm treatment, joining the Well Pet Club will allow you to collect these immediately. The Well Pet Club for a cat will cost £9.95 per month.
How long are vaccinations effective for?
You will receive a vaccination card from our team and all the information you need will be inside this. We will also remind you closer to the time. A booster vaccine is given every 12 months.
What if I adopted my kitten – will they be vaccinated?
This really depends on the breeder, shelter, charity or individual you receive your cat from. It is responsible for any of the aforementioned to have the kitten and mother health checked by a Veterinary Surgeon at around 4-6 weeks old, however it is not mandatory. In an ideal world your kitten should receive the first vaccination at 9 weeks and be up to date with flea, tick and worm treatments.
What if my kitten is not vaccinated and not had any preventative treatment?
Don’t panic! We are here for you. We offer free puppy and kitten health checks, so please do make use of this 15 minute appointment with one of our wonderful Veterinary Surgeons. We will then offer 4 weeks free pet insurance which will help give you a little extra time to get your pet’s insurance sorted, which we highly recommend you do. We can apply the first flea treatment free of charge also. We will likely discuss our Well Pet Club with you as you will be able to spread the cost of gold standard preventative treatment, yearly booster and nurse clinics by way of a monthly direct debit. For only £9.95 per month, you will have the peace of mind that your cat is receiving the very best products the Veterinary market has to offer!