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What vaccinations are given to kittens

The health of cats depends on many factors that affect their bodies. Proper care, correct feeding, daily exercise, following all the vet’s instructions, all these things help a kitten to feel happy, cheerful and healthy for its entire life.This article is about what vaccinations to give to kittens to make them immune to dangerous infectious diseases.

The basis of a healthy body is an excellent immune system. Immunity fights against pathogens (viruses, bacteria, fungi), their waste products, as well as genetically foreign substances. Infected immunity is divided


Natural, certain types of immunity

Acquired, resulting from exposure to certain diseases or artificial immunisation of the cat.

Immunisation or vaccination of a cat is nothing more than providing active immunity against infectious diseases. In other words, it is a vaccination against diseases that are dangerous to the cat and which allows the health of the animal to be maintained. Prophylactic vaccination is essential because no matter how good the body’s natural resistance to pathogens is, it will still not be able to protect your cat from infectious diseases.

When a new owner brings home a small fluff ball, he or she usually has a misconception about how to care for the animal. Many owners believe that caring for a cat includes feeding, walking and cleaning the litter box. These are of course important parts of the care, but one should not forget about preventive vaccinations, which prevent the kitten from contracting life-threatening bacterial, viral and fungal diseases.

There is also a misconception that domestic cats that do not go outdoors are virtually incapable of contracting any disease. However, this can be considered a misconception. Most of the pathogens are found in the environment around us, especially in the soil. As a result, anyone can bring infection into the house with their shoes.

It should be noted that vaccinations can be given in a ne for every cat. Vaccination is contraindicated in animals with the following physiological signs:

  • exhaustion, emaciation and illness;
  • high temperature;
  • two weeks before and two weeks after the kittens are born;
  • during the period of dental replacement.

In veterinary practice, kittens should be vaccinated at two months of age in order to build up a strong immunity against the following viral, bacterial and infectious diseases:

  • rhinotracheitis;
  • caliciviruses;
  • panleukopenia;
  • chlamydia;
  • rabies;
  • antifungal diseases (trichophytia, microsporia).

Before vaccination of the kitten, a prophylactic degelmintization is necessary. Pre-worming treatment should be carried out when the cat is in full health, otherwise deworming may have undesirable effects and may even result in the death of the animal. After the administration of the preparation, it is necessary to monitor the treatment of worms passing in the faeces. If worms have been observed in the faeces, the treatment must be repeated after 14 days. RepeatContinue the treatment at fourteen-day intervals until no parasites remain in the cat’s faeces.

On the day of the vaccination, the vet should examine the cat and take its temperature (a normal kitten’s temperature should be 38-39 C). If the kitten is clinically healthy, has a normal temperature and is free of worms, it is decided to vaccinate.

Vaccination schedule

Vaccination against rhinotracheitis, caliciviruses, panleukopenia and chlamydia. Complex vaccines (polyvalent) are used which provide immunity against several diseases at once. After the first injection, a second injection is required within 21-28 days to develop a stronger immunity to these diseases. Further revaccinations are given once every one year.

Rabies vaccines. A rabies vaccine is given one month after the first booster. Rabies is a highly contagious disease that is fatal to all animals, including humans.

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