If you own a cat, part of that responsibility is making sure your cat has regular vaccinations.
Regular vaccinations are a must and should be given to all cats to protect them against feline conditions.
Some of the diseases that a cat vaccination will protect against are:
Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis
Feline herpesvirus type 1
All the above can be serious to cats and sometimes even fatal. So, you must keep your cat vaccinations up to date, most are yearly, some only every 3 years depending on each vaccine and how long it lasts but your vet will be able to advise you on this.
Cost-wise a cat vaccination should not be too expensive but obviously, each vaccination and vet will differ. Some vets offer yearly packages that will cover any vaccinations or tablets that are required within that year. It is worth phoning around and getting ideas of costs before you buy a kitten or cat to make sure you can afford the costs.
Even if your cat is an indoor cat, it is still a good idea to get your cat vaccinated, your cat could escape or get out and if it is not protected the results could be fatal because of the seriousness of the feline diseases.
There are sometimes side effects for your cat once they have had their vaccine, but these are not usually serious. They may experience things such as vomiting, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, or lethargy… none of these should be any cause for concern but obviously, we recommend you keeping your eye on your cat to make sure that any of those symptoms do not continue for a long period of time.
We recommend always getting your vet’s advice on what vaccinations to have and when to have them.