KITTEN VACCINATION RECOMMENDATIONS
Kitten vaccinations are a prudent consideration in order to start your new family friend off in the right direction. Your kitten should be immunized using Distemper, Calicivirus, & Rhinotracheitis (“FCVRP”) vaccine at the following ages; 6-8 weeks of age, 10-12 weeks of age, & 16 weeks of age. Your kitten’s overall vaccination strategy will depend on other cats in the home, your kitten’s expected lifestyle, or other factors which will form part of the Wellness Assessment.
In summary, it is important for our clients to understand that immunity to any disease we offer vaccination to our puppies for, does not start immediately; instead immunity develops over 10-14 days, requires at least one follow-up booster (in puppies we recommend two follow-up boosters one month apart for a total of three) which also takes 10 or 14 days to reach full effect.
It is important for our clients to understand that immunity to any disease we immunize our puppies for does not start immediately; instead immunity develops over 10-14 days, requires at least one follow-up booster (in puppies we recommend two follow-up boosters one month apart for a total of three) which also takes 10 or 14 days to reach full effect.
“CORE” VACCINATION PROTOCOL/RECOMMENDATIONS for ADULT CATS
Once are kittens are vaccinated two or three times one month apart using FCVRP and, in combination with Rabies immunization at 16 or 20 weeks, Sunnyview Animal Care recommends that FCVRP & Rabies immunization be repeated at the one-year anniversary of the last vaccination-typically at one(1) year & four(4) months of age. The use of Feline Leukemia immunizations will depend on the results of any Feline Leukemia testing combined with your kittens activity or going outdoors.
After your cat’s first-year immunization/wellness visit, & in concert with the annual Wellness Assessment, your veterinarian will discuss the vaccination protocol for your pet based on its travel history, activity level, breed, and if you allow your cat to go outdoors or plan on frequent cat boarding. Typically this results in a three-year rotational immunization strategy for your cat involving;
An FCVRP booster given in the second year, likely an examination only in the third year, & a Rabies booster given in the fourth year. This three-year rotation cycle is continued for a maximum of three cycles in total-ending for most cats between 8-11 years of age. Please Note Feline Leukemia immunization does not form part of the current “Core” vaccination recommendations at this time-but is a client of Sunnyview Animal Care, there is no additional examination fee if you feel this vaccination becomes warranted for your pet’s/families’ situation.