Kitten Vaccinations Back
Congratulations on adding a new member to your family! We at Bickford Vet would be ecstatic to see your new kitten regularly over the first few months after you have adopted your kitten. It is imperative that you bring in your kitten for regular checkups whether it is to keep an eye on the total health or for the essential vaccinations to keep your kitten healthy and safe. Bringing you pet in will help our team create a bond with it too so that for subsequent visits, the kitten feels safe and free of anxiety. We will be more than happy to answer all your questions about the kitten from food and toys to vaccinations and behaviour.
Your kitten’s first shot
We like to begin the vaccination at the 8th week mark, however, that might be changed depending on when the kitten was separated from its mother. If the kitten was removed very early, we might recommend starting the vaccination earlier as well. All new kittens must be brought in for a checkup as soon as possible after adoption so that we can assess the health of your kitten and ensure that you have all the information that is required to care for your kitten.
Frequency of kitten vaccinations
At Bickford Vet, we will share a full schedule of vaccinations that your kitten will require. Here is a snapshot:
Kitten Vaccination Schedule:
Optional vaccine based on risk and exposure:
- 6-8 weeks – Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis; Calici Virus; Panleukopenia (FVRCP)
- 12 weeks – Booster vaccines for all of the above
- 16 weeks – Booster vaccines for all of the above + Rabies Vaccine
We like to tailor the vaccination program for your kitten once we know more about whether your kitten will have an outdoor or indoor lifestyle. Once we have more information and answers to all your questions, we will recommend the vaccinations keeping in mind the age, overall health, and lifestyle risk factors.