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imagesYou should take your kitten to start a series of vaccinations by the time he is eight weeks of age.  All kittens should get vaccinated for  Panleukopenia (Feline distemper) and other respiratory viruses and rabies. The American Associate of Feline Practioners say that indoor/outdoor cats or cats that are exposed to indoor/outdoor cats should also have the feline leukemia virus vaccination.  These vaccines will protect your cat against these diseases which  do not respond to pet medication. Panleukopenia symptoms come on very fast and include fever, vomiting, diarrhea and seizures. Many older cats that are exposed to Panleukopenia do not show symptoms however, young cats (3 -5 months) that are not vaccinated become seriously ill very fast. I once got a kitten from the local animal shelter. I took it home and it was fine for one day. That evening, he began vomiting, he became listless and by the time I could get in touch with a vet which was very early in the morning, he was gone. If you adopt a kitten, do not wait, take him to the vet immediately for his vaccinations. It was probably too late for my kitten because the animal shelter neglected to get him vaccinated.  When adopting a pet, it is very important that you ask whether or not it had its vaccinations.