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
Vaccinations help protect your cat against Cat Flu, Feline Enteritis and Feline Leukaemia. Chlamydia is also fairly common and results in conjunctivitis.
Three Kitten Vaccinations
Our Oz Catz' kittens receive their first F3 Fevac vaccination at 7 weeks of age then their 2nd at 10 weeks just before leaving us.
They need a third F3 Fevac vaccination at 12 - 14 weeks and this is very important!
It is also important to make sure your kitten has a 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 vaccin ation only every 2 or 3 years.
If you cat is an outdoor cat, then every year for updates.
After Vaccination Care
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.