The cat vaccination schedule, essential for their health

The Illustrious Official College of Veterinarians of Valencia (@ICOVValencia) he remembers: vaccines are the most effective method of ensuring the health of a pet, protecting it from possible contagions.

Not only dogs must follow a vaccination schedule, it is also necessary to apply this basic preventive measure to cats. The feline leukemia, the rhinotracheitis, caused by feline calcivirus, which causes serious respiratory tract conditions; wave Rage are some of the diseases to which a cat can be exposed. Ensuring that it is, in principle, immune to them is something that any responsible owner must do through vaccination.

It must be remembered that in several autonomous communities, some vaccines may be mandatory. On the other hand, if you travel with your cat by plane or to certain countries, it is very likely that they will require your vaccination card in order. By vaccinating your cat, you not only protect your health, but also yours, because we must not forget that animals can transmit diseases to humans.

Vaccination schedule for your cat

The basic vaccines that will protect your cat

If you have a puppy cat, ask your veterinarian about the best time to start the vaccination schedule. In general, the first vaccinations are given when the animal has already passed the weaning period and the socialization phase begins, separated from his mother and the rest of the litter.

Most veterinary clinics indicate as the first vaccine the Feline trivalent, which is administered when the kitten is approximately two months old. It is not yet an adult cat and, if you have it at home, the chances that it wants to escape and “discover the world” are still low, so the risk of contracting some of the most common diseases is small. Expect until I’m 8 weeks old it is a fairly safe deadline.

This vaccine requires a second dose, which is administered between weeks 11 and 12, that is, after about 20 days. It is important not to forget that second feeding, because if it is not put on time (before 30 days), the first one would lose its effectiveness and you would have to start from scratch.

At four months, it is time for the vaccine against feline leukemia, which also requires a second dose after approximately 20 days. Finally, among the most important vaccines, do not neglect the rabies, mandatory in many cases. Ideally, wait six months to put it on.