Kitten vaccinations are a very important way to help prevent many infectious diseases and promote a long healthy life in your new cat. Some vaccines are considered core, or mandatory vaccines. These are the FVRCP and rabies vaccines for kittens. Kittens receive the FVRCP, or feline viral rhinotracheitis and panleukopenia. These vaccines are typically given every 3-4 weeks beginning as early as 6 weeks old and ending when your kitten is 16 weeks old. The FVRCP vaccine needs to be boostered one year after the 16 week vaccine, then 3 years after that.
Rabies vaccines are given to kittens at 12-16 weeks of age. Most veterinarians tend to vaccinate around 16 weeks unless there is an increased risk of exposure at a younger age. Kittens can also receive a vaccine for feline leukemia, a contagious disease that is fatal.
Kitten vaccines almost all must be given in a series of boosters. The Fuzzy membership includes all core vaccines and boosters, including Rabies, FVRCP, and feline leukemia for cats. Other vaccines are available upon special request. Fuzzy pets love getting their vaccinations on the couch, instead of on a metal table!