Indoor/Outdoor Kitten Vaccinations

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Feline Vaccinations - Kitten Vaccination Schedule - Indoor/Outdoor Kitten

Indoor/outdoor kittens are at much higher risk for contagious diseases (as well as parasites and other problems).  Just like indoor kittens, these kittens have very special needs as their immune systems have not matured enough to fully protect them against disease.  They are curious and playful around other animals, placing them at increased risk for disease, and they have remnants of antibodies from their mothers that prevent vaccinations from becoming fully protective until 16 weeks of age.  For all of these reasons, we start kittens on a vaccination schedule at 6 to 8 weeks of age for most core vaccinations and then booster these vaccines every 3 to 4 weeks until they are 16 weeks of age.  The Rabies vaccination is given at 12 weeks of age and then boostered at one year of age.  For indoor/outdoor kittens, we also give noncore vaccines based on their risk category beginning about 10 to 12 weeks of age with boosters as needed for full protection.  Call us for an appointment to have your kitten examined and together we will develop a plan to start him or her out on the path to life-long health and happiness!