Dr Fauley talks about Kitten Cat Rabies Shots
Hi, I am Dr. Fauley at Care Animal Clinic and I’m going to talk about cat wellness exams and their yearly vaccinations that are recommended. This is my cat Sunshine and she lives here at the clinic and greets everybody although I’m not sure she’s happy being on camera right now. She’s 13 years old and has been doing very well all these years. She’s doing some purring so she must be getting a little bit more content. What we do for her yearly is take a look at her. She came in as a kitten brought in by a client who was looking for a home for her and has lived in the clinic since. She had her 1st vaccination as a kitten. Vaccinations start when kittens are about 6 weeks old or 2 months old and they get them every 3 to 4 weeks until they are 16 weeks old; so, they start at 2 months and end at 4 months. At the last visit when they are 4 months old, we give them the rabies vaccination required by law and that’s when you get the tag and the certificate. After that they come in just once a year for their regular vaccinations. This is the rabies vaccine and this is the distemper vaccine. They are mixed together and the procedure happens very quickly. For kittens we use a very tiny needle and it’s over before they know it. After they finish the initial series of vaccinations, it is just once a year after that as adult cats.
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Rabies shots are required by law. If your cat even breaks a person’s skin, you can have much bigger legal problems if your cat does not have pet vaccinations.