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Archive for November 19th, 2010

Kitten Vaccines

Friday, November 19, 2010
posted by Jim Murphy

kittens-cupsThey say that cats have nine lives but just to be on the safe side, we need to get them vaccinated. You should see your veterinarian about starting a series of vaccinations for your kitten by the time she is eight weeks of age. All kittens should receive vaccines for rabies, upper respiratory infections and distemper.  A vaccination against feline leukemia is recommended especially if your cat is going to be going out doors.  Whether or not your kitten needs shots for other diseases is up to your veterinarian. He or she will consider the risk of infection to your cat, other cats that she may be exposed to and where she lives.  Your vet will also consider the safety and effectiveness of each vaccine.  I always got my kittens a new cat toy after each vaccine. I guess that’s because as a kid, I really hated needles and when I would go to my doctor, I would throw such a fit that my parents would always buy me a new toy if I had to get a shot. What a spoiled kid I was!