Ask Dr. Dobson: New Kitten

I just got a new kitten from a friend who’s cat had kittens. I was wondering how important it was that my kitten had vaccinations. Does that protect me or my cat? How much would vaccinations be?


Hello Ashley

Congratulations on your new kitten! In answer to your question, it is very important that your kitten is vaccinated. Viruses that your kitten could carry that we vaccinate are species specific. However, if your kitten is going to be exposed to the outdoors or any other animals it is crucial to protect your pet.

Your kitten should be vaccinated starting at 6-8 weeks of age. Kittens are not protected until they have had three sets as part of their kitten series. We start with the feline distemper also known as FVRCP.

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