When to vaccinate my cat?

 

Vaccinating a cat is essential to protect it against the most common and dangerous felines’ diseases. From rabies to cat’s leukaemia, there are a number of vaccines to ensure your cat long and healthy lives. But when should you start vaccinating a cat? We tell you everything!

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Vaccines and their advantages

The vaccine type to choose will depend on your cat’s environment. Basic vaccines cover three viral diseases: caliciviruses, rhinotracheitis and feline panleukopenia. But if the cat has to be transported, we will advise the anti-leukaemia and chlamydiosis vaccine.

If you are travelling with your cat, the law requires an anti-rabies vaccine everywhere in Europe. Those vaccines not only prevent from catching fatal diseases but globally reinforce the immune system.

Good to know: Even if it lives in an apartment, it is necessary to vaccinate your cat which is not safe from viruses.

 

At which period should you vaccinate a cat

A cat can be vaccinated around two months old (two injections with a month interval), apart from the anti-rabies vaccine which is done at three months old. Then, vaccines are done regularly: every year for calicivirus and every three years for cat’s typhus and feline leucosis for example.

Be careful, the vaccination rhythm may depend on whether cats live indoor or outdoors as they are not exposed to the same contamination risks. Following a first vaccination, you will receive a cat’s health card that you will have to treasure as it will contain all its health history, its vaccines, its physiological information and diseases it may have caught.