Cat Health / Vaccines
Vaccines are an important aspect of preventative medicine not only in our pets’ health, but also in our community. Some diseases such as Rabies, humans can also contract. These guide-lines have been developed from decades of research by veterinarians and immunologists. Our Lincoln community is fortunate that we do not see many cases of these diseases we vaccinate for, because the vaccines work! At VHVH, we recognize vaccine protocols to each individual patient’s needs.
At VHVH, we start vaccinating kittens at 8 weeks of age for the feline distemper combination vaccine. It is typically recommended to booster the vaccine again at 12 and 16 weeks of age.
The Rabies vaccination can be given as early as 12 weeks to kittens. This vaccine will be valid for one year.
Cats that will be going outdoors unsupervised should be vaccinated for the Feline Leukemia Virus. This vaccine can be given at 9 weeks and needs to be boostered 4 weeks later to be effective. It is recommended to test for Feline Leukemia before initiating this vaccine.
The Feline Distemper combination vaccine should be updated annually to remain effective.
The Rabies vaccine is require to be updated one year after the initial vaccine. After the first annual booster, it is required every 3 years.
Our Feline Leukemia vaccine needs to be boostered every 2 years.