At Whitstable Bay Vets we strongly recommend that your cat is vaccinated when young, with ongoing immunity then provided by annual booster vaccination. Sadly, just as is the case for us humans, there are a number of highly infectious (and potentially fatal) diseases that can affect your pet. Some have no effective treatment, but the good news is that you can provide protection with vaccination and regular annual boosters.

First vaccinations are given when your kitten is 8-9 weeks old, with a second dose then given between 11-12 weeks. Vaccinations protect against:

  • Feline influenza
  • Feline leukaemia
  • Infectious feline enteritis

Until the course of vaccination has been completed, we do recommend that you keep your pet away from other animals where possible, in order to minimise the risk of infection. Indoor cats can still benefit from vaccinations, but may not need all parts of the vaccine. Please speak one of our friendly team if you have any questions about this.

If you are planning to use a cattery in the future, you will need to provide vaccination certificates with evidence of up to date boosters, so please do remember to keep your records in a safe place!