Here at Yorkshire Vets, we believe that the first few weeks of kitten ownership are vital in providing your kitten with the tools it needs to live a happy and healthy life. For this reason, we offer a comprehensive kitten vaccination package. This great value package is ideal for ensuring early protection against preventable diseases. It’s also a great chance for us to provide you with lots of information to help give your kitten everything he needs during his first year. We recommend starting kitten vaccinations at 9 weeks of age, though they can be started at any time from 9 weeks of age onwards.
Our kitten vaccination package includes:
Full Veterinary Health Examination
Your vet will give your kitten a thorough health examination. This ensures that your kitten is fit and healthy for vaccinating. This examination will also include checks for problems such as undescended testicles, and umbilical hernias. Additionally, this appointment is a perfect time for you to ask any questions you may have about your kitten’s health and well-being. Typical topics covered during a first vaccination are dietary recommendations, dental hygiene, and neutering options. We include a FREE worm and flea treatment in the package that is best suited to your kitten’s needs.
Kitten Vaccination 1
This first injection that your kitten will receive will begin to protect him against two types of cat flu (feline herpesvirus and feline calicivirus), feline infectious enteritis, and feline leukaemia virus. This vaccine requires two doses to become fully effective, which is why a second vaccination is required. It is not advisable to let your kitten leave the house until 10 days after he has received his second vaccine.
Microchip Implantation and Registration
We believe that Microchipping is vital to protect the health and well-being of your cat. Microchipping greatly increases the chances of reuniting you with your cat with you, should he go missing. Consequently, we include a microchip with all of our kitten vaccination packs. Microchipping is particularly important if your cat has become injured after getting lost. We register or microchips with PETtrac, the largest microchip database in the UK.
We understand there is lots of information to take in during your primary vaccination visits. As a result, our vaccine package includes a comprehensive welcome pack. This pack is a useful reminder of all of the topics covered during your vaccination appointments. It also provides you with lots of additional information about how to give your kitten the best start in life. This includes a recommended health care plan, preventative care advice, training and behavioural information, first aid information and plenty more!
Four Weeks Free Insurance
We recommend that all pets have some form of pet insurance. To get you started, we offer 4 weeks free insurance with Petplan* as part of our kitten vaccination pack. Because we provide this at the time of your kitten’s first health examination, the cover begins immediately. This means that you won’t be caught out by any delay in cover.
Kitten Vaccination 2
The second vaccination that your kitten will receive takes place 3 weeks after the first. This injection completes your kitten’s first year of protection against the illnesses named above. Protection will be effective 10 days after this injection. Following this 10 day period, your kitten will be ready to get out and explore the world!
Full Veterinary Health Examination
Your vet will again give your kitten a full clinical exam at your second vaccination appointment. This allows us to check for any developments since the first vaccination. It is also a good time for you to have any questions answered that may have come to mind in the intervening weeks.
If you have any questions about kitten vaccinations or would like to book your kitten in with us, please give your local Yorkshire Vets surgery a call on one of the following numbers:
Thornbury Hospital – 01274 663301
You can register your kitten with us over the phone, or by clicking this link: Register
*Terms and conditions apply. Please ask in surgery for more details.