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Vaccinations for Kittens and Cats

Vaccines keep your kittens and cats safe from illnesses. Some shots help their immune system get stronger. As a pet parent it is your responsibility to give your cats and kittens protection from the dangerous diseases and illnesses they can contract from the environment and other animals. Our team can help you figure out which vaccines your cat or kitten may need. Call us at 204-452-0077 to learn more about vaccinations for your cats and kittens.

When should my cat or kitten be vaccinated?

Kittens should begin vaccinations when they are 6-8 weeks old and continue until they are 16 weeks old. At one-year-old, kittens need booster shots which come in series every 3 to 4 weeks. As adults, cats need to be vaccinated every year or three years depending on the vaccine and how long they last.

What should I expect when my cat is vaccinated?

It is very rare for cats and kittens to experience any side effects after receiving their vaccines. In the instances when cats have reactions, they are very mild. The effects may include loss of appetite, hives, vomiting, fever or diarrhea.

Do I need to vaccinate my indoor cat/kitten?

Yes! Staying inside does not mean your cat is immune to diseases. There are airborne germs that your pet can pick up and they can also contract illnesses from other pets within the household.


June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month

With “kitten season” fully underway, shelters will soon be full of cats and kittens in need of loving homes. It is in late spring and early summer when cats often have a litter of kittens. This increases the number of felines that are homeless. Due to higher-than-normal numbers of kittens and cats in shelters at this time of year, June is recognized as Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat month.

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