- At what age are vaccinated kittens?
- When to vaccinate a kitten against rabies?
Timely vaccination is the key to the health of your pet, a reliable method of fighting infectious diseases. To vaccinate an animal needs throughout its life, and the first vaccination is done at the age of 1 month. Read more about when to vaccinate a kitten and what diseases we will discuss in this article.
Before proceeding to the vaccination, consider the principle of its action. We know what it is and how it works.
Vaccination allows one to introduce into the body a weakened or killed virus/bacteria of any disease. When introduced into the organism antigen the immune system analyzes, stores, and produces antibodies to destroy it. This process can last from a couple of days to several weeks, after which the disease produced by the immune system. When the pathogen enters the body the next time, the immune system will destroy it, not allowing reproduction. Revaccination against major diseases is conducted annually.
This procedure is performed solely clinically healthy kittens and other animals. 10 days before of vaccination it is necessary to carry out deworming. Various diseases and waste products of the parasites weaken the immune system. So, with the introduction of the vaccine, the immune system cannot produce antibodies in full vaccination and will not bring results. Also a great danger that after vaccination due to weak immunity of the animal will overcome the disease, from which he had planted.
Typically, the vaccine is administered subcutaneously or intramuscularly. The first vaccination a kitten in 2-3 months is done twice with an interval of 2-3 weeks. The reason colostral immunity received from mother’s milk and interfere with the body to cope with the causative agent of the disease. In later times the vaccine will be administered once each year.
At what age are vaccinated kittens?
Vaccination against herpesvirus cats type 1, calicivirus, panleukopenia, of Bordetella
- Age 4 weeks – vaccination against Bordetella (vaccine Nobivac Bb).
- Age 6 weeks – from cats herpes virus type 1 and calicivirus (Nobivac the Ducat).
- Age 8-9 weeks – primary vaccination against herpesvirus cats type 1, calicivirus, panleukopenia (Nobivac Tricat Trio).
- Age 12 weeks – revaccination Nobivac Tricat Trio.
- Age 1 year vaccinated against herpes virus and calicivirus (Nobivac the Ducat).
- Age 1 year — from Bordetella cats (vaccine Nobivac Rabies).
Note: at the age of 16 weeks the main possible re-vaccination during breastfeeding the mother kitten is over 9 weeks of life.
When to vaccinate a kitten against rabies?
- Age 12 weeks – rabies vaccine (Nobivac Rabies).
- Age 1-year vaccine for rabies (the Rabies Nobivac).
Note: at the age of 8-9 weeks possible rabies vaccination in the event of an unfavorable epizootic situation with mandatory vaccination for 3 months.
The letters in the name of the vaccine point to the disease, the causative agent of which contains. For example:
- R — rabies;
- L — leukemia;
- R — rhinotracheitis;
- C — calicivirus;
- P — panleukopenia;
- Ch — chlamydia;
- In — Bordetella;
- N — hepatitis, adenovirus.
As an example, the most common vaccines can cause the company MSD (Netherlands) and MERIAL (France). They are used by veterinarians worldwide and are a guarantee of quality.
Come to vaccination with appropriate responsibility. Prepare the kitten correctly and choose a veterinary clinic that works with modern high-quality drugs. Do not neglect vaccinations to prevent disease is always easier than curing it. Do not forget that some diseases are inevitably fatal and are dangerous for animals and their owners.
Timely vaccination can reduce the risk of infection to a minimum and, therefore, health, kittens and other Pets is in our hands!
In the blog, you can also read about how to prepare the kitten for vaccination.