The Essential Guide to Your Cat’s Vaccination Schedule

Put It in the Calendar: The Significance of Following Your Cat’s Vaccination Schedule

At Ascot Vet, we recognise your cat is a part of your family, deserving the highest standard of care. Vaccinations are an important part of preventive health care, vital for protecting your cat against serious diseases. 


Vaccines work by preparing your cat’s immune system to defend itself against diseases. There are two types of vaccines: core and non-core. Core vaccines are essential for all cats, regardless of their lifestyle, because they protect against diseases that are either highly infectious, extremely dangerous, or both. These diseases include feline panleukopenia (feline distemper), feline calicivirus and feline herpesvirus type I (rhinotracheitis).


Non-core vaccines are administered based on a cat’s environment and lifestyle. These might include vaccines for feline leukemia virus (FeLV), Feline Aids (FIV), and Chlamydophila. At Ascot Vet, we’ll discuss your cat’s specific circumstances and risks to tailor a vaccination plan that suits them perfectly.


The Importance of a Regular Vaccination Schedule

Following a regular vaccination schedule helps to ensure that your cat maintains immunity over their lifetime. Kittens typically start their vaccinations between 6 to 8 weeks of age, with boosters administered every 3 to 4 weeks until they are about 16 weeks old. After this initial series, your cat will require regular booster shots, the timing of which can depend on the type of vaccine, your cat’s health, lifestyle, and risk factors.


Neglecting vaccinations can expose your cat to common and severe illnesses, and even diseases that can be fatal. It’s not just about your cat—vaccinations also play a critical role in the broader health of the pet community by preventing the spread of contagious diseases.


Making VeterinaryThe Essential Guide to Your Cat's Vaccination Schedule Visits Stress-Free

We know that a visit to the vet can be stressful for you and your pet. That’s why we strive to create a comforting environment for both of you. From routine check-ups to vaccinations, our goal is to make every visit as stress-free as possible.


Remember, keeping up with your cat’s vaccination schedule is an act of love. Ensuring they stay updated on vaccinations is key to a long, healthy life. If you’re unsure about your cat’s vaccination needs or schedule, please reach out to us. We’re here to provide personalised and compassionate care to every pet that walks through our doors.


Why choose us?

At Ascot Vet, we understand that your pet is a cherished member of your family. Our experienced and genuine staff are passionate about providing compassionate and personalised care to every pet who walks through our doors. Our owners are actively involved in the practice, creating an environment focused on the needs of our clients and their pets.

We prioritise transparency and offer a range of treatment options tailored to your pet’s specific needs. Our dedicated team will work with you to develop a customised treatment plan that provides the best care possible.

We also understand that a visit to the vet can be stressful. That’s why we go the extra mile to ensure a comfortable and stress-free experience for both you and your pet. Whether your pet needs a routine check-up, surgery, or emergency care, you can trust that they are in good hands with our compassionate team.

We look forward to welcoming you and your furry family members to our practice.

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