Cat Vaccinations

cat vaccinations

Regular Cat Vaccinations Are Crucial for Protecting Your Cat

Our cats mean a lot to us, even if they do not overly reciprocate affection sometimes. As cat owners, you do not want to risk their wellbeing by making them susceptible to various diseases or illnesses. Cat vaccinations protect against these, giving you peace of mind, and your cat a better quality of life. Despite many cats’ famously nonplussed natures, they certainly would say thank you for keeping them safe if they could.

Vaccinations may seem like a daunting thing to put your cat through, but provided they start receiving vaccinations from the earliest opportunity, they should become more used to it, relaxing your mind and making the job easier for the vet.

A vaccination is given first at 9 weeks old, which is followed by another at 12 weeks. You should book your cat in for an annual booster to maintain their immunity. Most cat vaccinations are not too costly, between £10 and £15. But then, you surely can’t put a price on a beloved pet’s health.

At an appointment with a vet, they will guide you through the different vaccinations your cat might need and provide advice on any measures owners can take after vaccinations to counter any shock suffered by a cat.


What Do Pet Vaccinations Immunise Against?

Pet vaccinations protect cats from numerous diseases and infections. Including:

  • Influenza
  • Enteritis
  • Feline Leukaemia Virus
  • Chlamydia
  • Rabies

These can all be fatal for cats. The only way to guarantee their safety is through vaccinations.

If you have recently come into ownership of an older, rescue cat, make sure they are fully vaccinated. Rescue cats are more likely to roam or have behavioural issues causing them to fight other cats. This is one of the primary ways infections are passed on.

Contact your local vet today to book a vaccination for your cat. Do not wait until it’s too late!