At What Age Is A Kitten Considered A Cat?

1.17: Do I need to vaccinate my kitten?

If you have a kitten, it is important that you follow the advice set out in this section and any other sections which apply. Without vaccination against Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV), feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and rabies, your cat will be at risk of developing diseases such as distemper, hepatitis and leucosis later in life. Vaccinating your kitten is essential for good health throughout its life; vaccines may also prevent the spread of these diseases to other cats or dogs in your household, reduce the likelihood of an infected pet being adopted by another owner who has not been vaccinated against them or give protection while awaiting future booster vaccinations. If you are considering getting a new cat then remember that some vets offer free FeLV/FIV vaccination certificates on certain conditions e.g., if you are moving house within 6 months of acquiring a cat from their practice – please ask! Also check with local animal welfare organisations about local stock control schemes where they can collect stray cats for extra protection during rehoming events etc.. These days most veterinary practices keep records of all owners’ details so there should be no fear regarding confidentiality if required – but always check first before making arrangements for collecting kittens from rescue groups etc.. The information contained here applies whether adopting an adult or young kitten or just taking one into care temporarily until further notice. For more details see Adoption FAQs .