Unless your cat is never going to go outdoors, At Park Vetswe recommend that all kittens are vaccinated against, flu, feline enteritis and leukaemia. You can elect to vaccinate just against flu and enteritis. All catteries request that kittens and cats have had the flu and enteritis vaccine before they can be boarded. The vet at Park Vets will give you advice on what would be best for your kitten. Vaccinations for kittens start from 9 weeks of age.
Save £15 with our Kitten Health Plan
Our Kitten Health Plan includes vaccination against flu, enteritis and leukaemia, a course of wormers, neutering and a microchip for a set fee, payable in three instalments. First payment is made at time of the first vaccination, second payment at the second vaccination, and then the remainder is paid at the time of neutering. Ask at reception for more details.
We always say ‘more than just a booster’ when you vaccinate your pet at the Park Veterinary Group. A booster vaccination will include:
- Health assessment
- Weight check
- Advice on flea/worm treatments
- Option to join the Pet Health for Life
Cat Vaccinations FAQs
Why are cat vaccinations necessary?
Vaccinations are essential for providing your cat with adequate protection from life-threatening and debilitating diseases. There is the option of Titre testing, which involves blood samples to determine your cat’s immunity. Unfortunately, this is not always 100% reliable and can be costly to perform. Cats also staying in boarding or cattery facilities are often required to be vaccinated if you're planning to go on holiday.
Do indoor cats need vaccinations?
Indoor cats still require vaccines, but this may be a reduced course that only includes cat flu and enteritis. However, many indoor cat owners still have a full vaccination course each year just in case their cat decides to go out exploring!
What happens if you don't vaccinate your cat?
Deciding not to vaccinate runs the risk of your cat contracting various harmful diseases. If you also want to travel with your cat or need them to stay in boarding facilities or catteries, most sites require up to date vaccination status and will not accept unvaccinated animals. A simple yearly vaccination course can help to protect your cat so they can live a happy and healthy life.
Should you vaccinate an older cat?
As long as your cat is fit and healthy, we would always recommend vaccinations for your cat. These vaccinations provide protection from harmful diseases.
How much does it cost to vaccinate a cat?
Please view individual prices on our Pet Health for Life Plan page.
Can a vet tell if a cat has been vaccinated?
There is no way to tell if a cat has been vaccinated physically; however, if your cat has a vaccination card, previous vet records or microchip details, our team can look into your cat's history where possible.