Make Your Cat’s Life Paw-some!
At VIP Petcare, we believe ongoing vaccinations throughout the life of your pet are critical to its health and happiness.
Cats need vaccinations to prevent diseases than can shorten their life and we are ready to help you determine which vaccines are best for your cat based on his or her individual lifestyle. Does your cat venture outside often? Maybe he or she stays indoors? We have the answers you need to keep your cat healthy, happy and safe.
Here are three important reasons to get your cat vaccinated:
1. You protect your furry feline from diseases such as rabies, distemper, herpesvirus, calicivirus and feline leukemia, saving your cat from contracting avoidable diseases.
2. You help lessen the spread of infectious diseases throughout cat populations.
3. You protect your family by vaccinating your cat against diseases that can be transmitted from animals to people (e.g. rabies).
About Our Feline Vaccination Packages
We offer four Feline Vaccination Packages at our Community Clinics:
Kitten Pack 1 is a good place to start for most kittens, but always discuss your pet’s lifestyle with a veterinary professional before deciding on the appropriate care for your kitten.
This package contains the basic feline combination vaccine, a dewormer, and a fecal test to screen for a variety of internal parasites. Keep your kitten indoors and separated from other cats as much as possible throughout the course of the Kitten Series.
Kitten Pack 2 is the second of three series for all kittens. In a perfect world nearly every kitten would get Kitten Pack 2 at 12 weeks of age, 4 weeks after Kitten Pack 1, then followed by Kitten Pack 3 at 16 weeks of age. This package includes a booster for the basic feline combination vaccine, a feline leukemia vaccine, and a dewormer.
Kitten Pack 3 is often the final package for kittens and will generally take place at 16 weeks of age.
If your kitten has received sufficient boosters for their Kitten Series, then future vaccinations should take place annually, or as recommended by your veterinarian.
If your kitten receives all three packages before 16 weeks of age, then VIP Petcare recommends getting one final 3-in-1 vaccine 3-4 weeks later. Rabies vaccines do not require a 3-4 week booster after the first vaccination and only need to be administered once during the Kitten Series.
Cat Pack: Adult cats need regular vaccinations to ensure they keep adequate antibodies to fight off common diseases. Cat vaccines are generally recommended annually, but speak with a veterinary professional before deciding on the appropriate care for your adult cat. If you have an adult cat with no vaccination history, the VIP Petcare veterinarian will likely recommend booster vaccines 3-4 weeks after administration of the initial Adult Cat Pack.