Looking For Quality Kitten Vaccinations?
Looking for kitten vaccinations? Getting a new kitten is exciting and for the most part they seem to only need love, affection and food. Ensure that your new ball of fluff receives a good start to their life through a full set of vaccinations.
It would be great if this were enough to keep them free from disease and sickness. Tragically it isn’t. Much the same as children, animal babies likewise need inoculation when they are young.
Kitten vaccinations are essential for protecting your best friend’s health from dangerous, potentially fatal yet preventable diseases.
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Why Do You Need Kitten Vaccinations?
A kitten isn’t naturally safe from ailments and diseases without the help of vaccinations. They do have some antibody security that they got through the mother’s blood using the placenta, yet this is generally just 10%. The other 90% is through the primary milk they take in from their mother.
It is quite likely that high levels of antibodies will block the effectiveness of a vaccine and vets, therefore, recommend multiple rounds of vaccinations. It is recommended that kittens are vaccinated for the first time at around 8 weeks of age.
Which Vaccinations Do They Need?
All You Need To Know About Kitten Vaccinations
Vaccines can protect your cat from contracting a variety of life-threatening diseases, some of which can be fatal. They are often administered by your veterinarian during a routine wellness visit.
It is always highly recommended for pet owners to vaccinate their kittens against infectious diseases. Vaccines prevent illness by enabling the immune system to create defences against diseases. A vaccine has disease antigens that mildly stimulate the immune system without infecting the kitten. The immune system then creates antibodies to fight off the real disease if your cat is ever exposed to it.
Going to the vet repeatedly over several months for vaccinations, and then for boosters or titers throughout your cat’s life, may seem like an inconvenience, but the diseases that vaccinations will shield our pets from are dangerous but thankfully, mostly preventable.
Vaccinations have become commonplace for kittens today, as they can effectively prevent potentially serious feline diseases like FIV, rabies, and feline leukaemia. Not only can regular vaccinations protect your pet’s health, but they can also keep the human members of your family healthy as well — some canine illnesses can be transferred to humans.
There are numerous different kitten vaccinations, for so many different illnesses. It can sometimes be confusing to know which vaccinations kittens need and which ones are important but optional. Here is an overview of the diseases that vaccinations will help your pet to avoid.
Diseases Prevented by Vaccinations
All kittens should receive a vaccination that protects against feline rhinotracheitis, feline calicivirus, and feline panleukopenia (FVRCP). These are all diseases that are relatively common and frequently found in the general cat population.
Calicivirus is one of the most prevalent viruses and common causes of feline upper respiratory infections. Protection against all three of these viruses is generally combined into one convenient vaccine.
The vaccinations for FVRCP can be administered as early as 6 weeks of age. Kittens should be vaccinated once every 3-4 weeks until they reach 16 weeks of age or older. However, most veterinarians will recommend starting the vaccine at 8 weeks of age, followed by boosters at 12 weeks and 16 weeks old.
Rabies is one of the most crucial kitten vaccinations. This is because Rabies is a fatal disease that can affect not only kittens but can also be transmitted onto many other animals as well as humans. Your kitten should generally receive a rabies vaccination as early as 12 weeks of age.
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Non-Core Kitten Vaccinations
Non-compulsory cat vaccinations and kitten vaccinations include feline leukaemia (FeLV), feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), Chlamydophila felis, and feline Giardia vaccines.
The FeLV vaccine is generally recommended by some veterinarians for all cats. The decision is your choice and should be discussed with your vet. Feline leukaemia is a viral disease that can be transferred from mother to cat or through close contact with other infected cats. Cats should be tested for FeLV prior to vaccination. Vaccination can begin at eight to twelve weeks of age and requires a booster vaccine repeated three to four weeks later.
The FIV vaccination is reserved for cats at high risk for disease. FIV is a viral disease that is most often spread from cat to cat through bites and scratches. Vaccination for FIV produces a positive FIV test, which causes similar effects to infection. Cats being vaccinated should receive an FIV test prior to vaccination. Vaccination can begin at 8 weeks of age and should be bolstered at two- to three-week intervals for a total of three initial vaccines.
The Chlamydophila felis vaccine is only used in multi-cat environments where the infection is already has a prior existence in the community. Chlamydophila felis causes conjunctivitis and respiratory problems in infected cats. The vaccine can be administered at 9 weeks of age or older, when needed, and should be bolstered three to four weeks later.
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Kitten Vaccinations: Who Are We?
The House Call Vet is a comprehensive and modern veterinary practice in Brisbane that combines traditional veterinary clinics with an advanced house call service. With our fleet of house call vehicles and network of veterinary hospitals, we are able to care for pets across Brisbane.
Our custom-designed Mobile Veterinary Units (MVUs) act as our consult rooms, fanning out from our clinic bases each morning to see pets across Brisbane. Our MVUs are equipped with microscopes, scales, diagnostic equipment, and a fully-stocked pharmacy so that most pets can be treated at home. If in-clinic care is needed, we provide complimentary patient transport to and from our surgeries.
Our state of the art veterinary clinics act as our regional ‘hospitals’, providing comprehensive facilities where pets can be taken when they require in-clinic care such as surgeries, x-rays or dental procedures. Our clinics also perform in-clinic consultations every day for our patients who prefer to come to visit us at the clinic!
This model ensures that no matter what level of care your pets needs, and regardless of whether you prefer in-home or in-clinic appointments, we can be there for you and your pet.