Recommended Vaccines for Kittens
Kittens’ immune systems are still developing, which means they require multiple rounds of vaccinations to ensure they are protected against common diseases. The following wellness schedule has been adopted by MBF for the long-term health and well-being of your kitten. This schedule includes vaccinations, intestinal parasite prevention, blood work to monitor organs and overall health, heartworm prevention, and flea/tick prevention.
Factors such as age, health, and previously administered vaccines may result in adjusting our vaccine schedule to your kitten’s specific needs. Vaccines are typically given 2-4 weeks apart.
*Optional vaccines/diagnostics depending on your pet’s specific needs.
1st Visit – 6-8 weeks of age | 2nd Visit – 9-11 weeks of age
3rd Visit – 12-14 weeks of age | 4th Visit – 16-18 weeks of age
This is a thorough physical exam performed by the veterinarian. They check, amongst other things: the heart/lungs for signs of murmurs and arrhythmias; abdomen for masses and abnormalities; the joints for signs of pain or arthritis; and carefully examine the teeth/eyes/ears/nose/skin/lymph nodes for infections, allergies, and disease. The doctor will then thoroughly answer all your questions and provide recommendations to best fit the specific needs of your pet and lifestyle. If the veterinarian must address any significant conditions or problems with your pet, then the office visit will be charged as a Standard Office visit of $70.
A 3-in-1 vaccine against feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia. Kittens will receive a series of these shots based on age. The final adult vaccine in the series is $28.
This is a core vaccine for kittens and outdoor cats, but optional for adult indoor cats.
Test that checks for two chronic infections diseases that are transmissible to other cats. These are life-long illnesses that affect your cat’s future medical care.
A stool sample screen we recommend annually to check for the presence of intestinal parasites.
Considered a core vaccine, and is the only legally required vaccination for cats and dogs. It is initially administered as a 1-year vaccine, but if the owner shows a history of compliance, a 3-year option is also available. The exact price depends on the county of residence because each county sets its own registration price.
1 year $52-$65
3 year $57-$91
** Indicates Core Vaccine
Additional notes for kittens:
• We recommend keeping any outdoor cat on heartworm and flea and tick medication.
• If you have dogs, they can bring in mosquitos, fleas, and ticks as they go in/out of the house, so depending on your lifestyle we may recommend your indoor cat be on prevention in addition to your dogs.
• We recommend spaying/neutering at 5-7 months of age. Placing a microchip is recommended at this time if desired.