What vaccines does my kitten or cat need and how often?

Having your kitten properly vaccinated is one of the most important ways to keep him or her happy and healthy. Vaccines protect against many serious and even fatal diseases.

The following vaccines are imperative to your feline companion's health:

  • Distemper/Upper Respiratory: This 4 in 1 vaccine protects against several very serious diseases.
  • Rabies: This disease is fatal for all mammals, including humans.
  • Feline Leukemia: This disease can easily be fatal to your feline companion.

Young kittens usually need several sets of vaccination boosters (just like children) to provide them with as much protection as possible. Adult cats that are properly vaccinated should be boostered yearly for most vaccines. Vaccination schedules vary depending on age, overall health, state regulations, vaccination type and risk of exposure.

Did you know?

All Optimum Wellness plans include vaccinations for dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. Visit our Optimum Wellness Plan page or contact your nearest Banfield Pet Hospital to learn more about how you can protect your pet with a comprehensive wellness plan.