What are vaccinations
Among the diseases from which kittens are inoculated, the most common are such dangerous diseases such as rabies, infectious peritonitis, feline leukemia, viral rhinoracheitis, as well as panleukopenia. Individual preferences depend on the terrain in which your pet is and will reside, age, and whether it will be in contact with other cats or animals. If the owners plan to take a cat to a country where wild animals (such as foxes or badgers) are found, it is very important to put a rabies inoculation in a timely manner.
Breeders who care about their reputation are sure to provide all the necessary information and even help choose a clinic.
According to many veterinarians, both Russian and foreign, it is not worth even thinking – to do vaccinations or not. It is only important to choose the necessary depending on the conditions and the terrain where the kitten lives. For example, in the territory of the Leningrad region, compared to other Russian regions in recent years there have been almost no cases of rabies, so many owners abstain from carrying out appropriate vaccinations. In areas where the situation for this disease is worse, rabies vaccination is among the mandatory ones – both for kittens and puppies.
Preparation for vaccinations
Before you put a vaccination, it is important to make sure that the pet is perfectly healthy. You shouldn’t spare time to watch how the kitten behaves and eats in order to get the necessary amount of information about its well-being and know exactly that the animal is healthy. If there are any doubts about the health of the cat or cat, with vaccination it is better to damage and seek help from specialists.
The cat being vaccinated should have normal temperature, appetite and stool, as well as no external signs of disease, such as discharge from the eyes or ears, swelling joints or cough. It is also important to make sure that the animal does not have fleas and clues before vaccination (about 1-2 weeks). If any parasites are identified, the necessary measures must be taken and only then go for vaccination. Otherwise, instead of forming immunity from a particular disease, it is possible to endanger the health and even life of a kitten.
About vaccinations that need to be put to pedigree kittens, you can learn in advance – even during the purchase of a pet, and better even before making a furry friend.
It should be noted that for trips and exhibitions the animal must not only be vaccinated, but also have a special passport with appropriate marks .
The age for the first vaccination should be determined by a specialist – depending on the type of vaccine and the health of the animal. Quite often, veterinarians are advised to have a primary vaccination after the kitten is 9-12 weeks old. The complex may include vaccinations against several diseases at once, such as panleukopenia (also popularly known as plagues), viral rhinotracheitis, and caliciurus infection.