Can a 4 week old kitten get shots?

Can a 4 week old kitten get shots?

Question: If I understand the guidelines correctly, you recommend starting vaccines as early as 4 weeks, and revaccinating as often as every 2 weeks until 20 weeks of age.

What is the vaccination schedule for cats?

Vaccination Schedule for Cats: Core and Non-core Vaccines

Cat Vaccine Initial Kitten Vaccination (at or under 16 weeks)
Rabies Single dose as early as 8 weeks of age, depending on the product. Revaccinate 1 year later
Feline Distemper (Panleukopenia) As early as 6 weeks, then every 3-4 weeks until 16 weeks of age

Can kittens have vaccinations late?

It’s never too late to start a vaccination programme. If more than 12 months pass between boosters, your pet may need to restart their vaccination course, as their immunity will have deteriorated.

At what age do kittens start getting their shots?

When should my kitten get their first shots? At about six to eight weeks of age your kitten should see the veterinarian for their first round of vaccinations. After that, your kitten should receive a series of vaccines at three or four week intervals until they are about 16 weeks old.

When should I take my new kitten to the vet?

There isn’t a set age for the first vet visit, though it’s recommended to have an exam within 24 to 72 hours after adopting the kitten. If you already have cats in your home, it’s best to go to the vet. Your new kitten may have an illness that is not obvious to you.

Is 14 weeks too old to get a kitten?

Most kittens are well suited to go to their forever home at 13 to 16 weeks. If you adopt your precious pet sooner, she may miss important developmental and social lessons from her mother and siblings.

Is it normal for kittens to sleep a lot after vaccines?

Your kitten may be a little sleepy after their vaccine and you may notice a small lump at the site of the injection. This should resolve in 24-48 hours. Although adverse reactions to the vaccine are very rare, should your kitten become unwell after their vaccine, please let us know.