When do I vaccinate my cat?

VACCINATING YOUR CAT

There are several preventable, infectious diseases which have the ability to make your kitten or adult cat very sick or even kill.  Prevention is possible with regular vaccinations. 

Vaccinating cats is something only your vet can do and requires a few visits over the first year, followed by ongoing boosters for the lifetime of your pet.

Cats in New Zealand are vaccinated against:

  • The very common FLU viruses
  • As well as the nasty, often fatal, Feline Enteritis virus.
  • In addition, cats can be protected against FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus).  This virus is contracted when your cat is bitten by an infected cat so any cat with access to the outdoors is at risk.

Vaccinate kittens at the following intervals:

  1. 8 weeks old
  2. 10 weeks old
  3. 12 weeks old
  4. 6 months old (booster)

For most kittens, the 6 month booster will be around the time of their desexing post-op check. If your kitten was desexed earlier than the 6 month mark, please check with your vet for the recommended time of their booster.

After the booster, vaccination is required annually, for life.

AFTER VACCINATION

Usually, pets show very little reaction to vaccination. Occasionally they may become a little ”off-colour” or have some tenderness/swelling at the vaccination site. Allergic reactions are extremely rare.

Please contact your vet if you have any concerns.  Remember the benefits of vaccinating your precious pet far outweigh any risks!

Free delivery on orders over $39*

Trusted set and forget auto re-ordering

10+1 free loyalty programme*

Our Shipping Info

We are an essential service and continue to dispatch orders NZ wide* via NZ Couriers contactless parcel delivery service. You will be sent track and trace details once your parcel is scanned into the courier network.

Payment Options

Payment is required when you place your order, you can checkout with your credit card, via online banking or in instalments with humm. Note: Your order confirmation is your tax invoice. We do not print and include copies of tax invoices with orders as we endeavour to become more environmentally friendly.

Our Loyalty Programme

10+1 Free is available on most of the food brands we stock. The premium vet diets are included in this as continuity of diet is necessary to maintain good health.