What To Know About Shots For A New Kitten?

It is especially important to keep in mind that your kitten should be vaccinated against feline leukemia (FeLV) and feline aids. This disease can be transmitted by sharing food bowls, grooming tools, litter boxes, etc.

As for an age-appropriate vaccine schedule? Do not vaccinate kittens under the age of 8 weeks old with any vaccinations at all. You don’t want to expose them too early or you could kill them! Once they’re older than eight weeks they’ll need shots like distemper, parvo virus and rabies which are given yearly thereafter. Most vaccines can be picked up at a vet clinic or animal hospital once your kitten is 12 weeks old. Not sure what shots might be needed? Talk to your veterinarian about it before making the trip out there!