When To Take Kitten To Vet For Shots?

Before you take your kitten to the vet, it’s important that you do some research. ‘Treating an ailment with a cat is like treating one of us humans,’ says Dr Sabin, who believes there are certain times in our lives when we should go for check-ups. The minimum age at which kittens need to be inoculated against feline distemper and rabies is six weeks; however, if they’re older than this their immune system will probably not respond as well to vaccines.

Our first visit could just be routine but if something looks wrong then it’s worthwhile getting medical advice sooner rather than later.”

If you want more information about how long your kitten needs vaccinations before leaving home or boarding them up for safekeeping whilst away on holiday, read our article Vaccinations: How Long Do I Need My Kitten Vaccinated?