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In a nutshell - vaccinating your kitten

Note: for detailed information on caring for your cat or kitten, download Health Care for Kittens and Cats from our Homecare and First Aid section.

It is important to protect your kittens and cats against three most common serious diseases: Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Feline Calicivirus and Feline Panleukopenia.

For your kitten and cat to be fully protected against these diseases they will require:

First Vaccination between 1 st 10 – 12 weeks of age

Second Vaccination 14 – 16 weeks of age

Annual booster vaccination one year after second booster - every 12 months until 3 years of age then frequency after discussion with the veterinarian.

Your kitten should be kept away from unvaccinated cats and kittens who are not siblings and areas where unvaccinated cats could have been until two weeks after their final vaccination. Additional vaccines are sometimes considered and include Feline Leukemia Virus – these should be discussed with your veterinarian.

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