How Old Does A Kitten Have To Be To Get Shots?

Please do not take your kitten to the vet until you are prepared for the visit. Even if you are sure of what vaccinations your kitten needs, please read our article on selecting a veterinarian before taking him/her in for their first appointment. Newborn kittens cannot safely receive vaccines or any other kind of treatment without supervision from their mothers or experienced caregivers. Please be aware that some pet parents believe that they can vaccinate their kittens at home with “homeopathic” medications instead of traditional vaccines because it is cheaper and it supposedly causes less harm than shots (which veterinarians say is false). This is dangerous advice given by people who may lack proper knowledge about how to administer vaccinations safely and properly. To learn more, click on this link: http://www.theferalcatcenteroflewiston.org/vaccine-information/. If you have further questions, please call us at 831-676-2999 so we may assist you further!