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Cat Health

Vaccination is vital in protecting your pet from various diseases that cause pain, distress and can be fatal.

 

Annual vaccination appointments also provide an opportunity for regular health checks for your pet.

 

Vaccinations for cats and dogs usually consist of a primary course of 2 vaccinations to stimulate an immune response, followed by annual boosters as the initial immune response gradually fades over time.

 

Cats can be vaccinated from 9 weeks of age, with a second vaccination 3-4 weeks later.

 

Core cat vaccinations include feline herpesvirus and calicivirus (two agents responsible for cat flu) and feline panleukopaenia virus which causes feline infectious enteritis.

 

We also recommend vaccinating your cat against the feline leukaemia virus, a virus which suppresses the immune system and is potentially fatal. It is important to keep your pet's vaccinations up to date, as a delay in their booster allows for a decrease in immunity, and may mean that your pet needs to restart their primary vaccination course.