Vaccination of cats
Vaccination of cats
Cats, like all living things, are susceptible to certain diseases. In addition to the common cold or indigestion, your pet can face much more serious medical conditions. Therefore, if you want your pet to be healthy, it is recommended to carry out annual vaccinations of cats.
If you buy a kitten from a cattery, most likely, he will be vaccinated and absolutely healthy. But over time, the effect of some vaccines will weaken, and you yourself will have to take care of the future of the new family member. Now many cats have a special veterinary passport, which contains information about the animal and its health. If you do not have such a document, it can be obtained at any veterinary hospital after completing the vaccination course, if this course has not been carried out.
It should be remembered that some diseases can overtake a pet, even if it is completely home and never goes outside. If you have a small kitten that has not received the appropriate vaccinations, it is best to immediately attend to their implementation, but for this you need to know the general rules for vaccinating cats:
The first vaccinations are given to kittens after 6 weeks, but up to 12-16 weeks.
Before vaccination, it is advisable to conduct a general examination of the cat in the veterinary clinic to determine the general health and analysis of feces for the presence of parasites.
It is advisable not to vaccinate at home. Improper storage of vaccines or vaccination errors can have serious consequences for your pets. Vaccination should ONLY be performed by a specialist.
Kittens are recommended to be vaccinated against panleukopenia, a complex of viral respiratory diseases, leukemia, rabies, pneumonia. These diseases are especially dangerous for growing cats.
All vaccines must be administered in a timely manner.
How much, when and how to vaccinate a cat, the doctor decides. Do not try to vaccinate an animal against ALL diseases in one sitting. This can overload the immune system and backfire!