Young kittens are protected against many infectious diseases by the antibodies they receive through their mother’s milk (colostrum) which they receive in the first few hours of life.
This maternal protection lasts for several weeks, perhaps as long as 3 months.
F4 vaccinations help protect your cat against Feline herpes virus (cat flu), Feline calicivirus (cat flu), Feline Enteritis (Feline panleukopenia) and Feline Leukaemia.
Two Kitten Vaccinations
Our Oz Catz' kittens receive their first F4 Fevac vaccination at 8 weeks of age then their 2nd at 12 weeks just before leaving us.
They need a third F4 Fevac booster vaccination at 12 months old
How Often Should you Update Vaccination?
Your vet will recommend yearly updates to the vaccination once your kitten has had the 12-month booster.
However, Oz Catz recommends that, as long as your kitten is kept as an indoor cat and is protected from the nasty infections and viruses carried by other outside cats and once he has had his 12-month booster, it is OK to update the vaccination only every 2 or 3 years.
If you cat is an outdoor cat, then every year for updates.
After Vaccination Care
After vaccination, your kitten may be lethargic and off his food for a day or so.
Most kittens and cats cope very well with vaccinations.
However, if your cat does show these symptoms, permit him to rest with access to food and water.
If you are at all concerned at his response, then seek veterinary advice.