Vaccinations for cats
Often, the owners of cats do not even know that their pets need to be vaccinated in the same way as dogs. But cats also have their own “plague” and “enteritis”. Infectious diseases such as calicivirosis, panleukopenia, infectious rhinotracheitis and, of course, rabies are life-threatening cats. Cats walking on the street or regularly going to the country are especially susceptible to these diseases. But even if your pet does not go outside, the risk of illness still remains, since the infection can be brought from the street by airborne droplets, on your clothes or shoes. Kittens are especially susceptible to infection from 6 to 16 weeks of age. Therefore, you need to ensure that the kitten is kept clean and not in contact with your street clothes and shoes. The kitten should be vaccinated for the first time at the age of 7–9 weeks, the next vaccinations should be done at 12 and 15 weeks, if the first vaccination was given later - at 12 weeks, then the second vaccination should be given once - at 15 weeks. Vaccination should be carried out annually. Vaccinations are given only to healthy animals, therefore, two weeks before the procedure, it is necessary to drive the cat off the worms with an anthelmintic. It is more correct to give medications not for humans, but designed specifically for animals, for example, azinox, polyvercan, drontal for cats or droncite. Vaccination should be carried out only by a veterinarian, since only he can correctly determine the health status of your pet, as well as properly save and administer the vaccine. And it is important to recall that the health of your cat depends not only on vaccinations, but also on the conditions of its maintenance - the better you take care of it, the less likely it will get sick.