Due to a kitten’s insufficient immune system, a series of monthly vaccinations are recommended to “booster” the kitten’s immune system to provide protection from serious diseases such as panleukopenia. As such it is recommended to keep your new kitten at home until at least 2 weeks after the last vaccine booster to protect them from a disease.
The following schedule is recommended, this may change with the weight of the kitten or signs of illness:
- 8 weeks – FVRCP #1 vaccine
- 12 weeks – FVRCP #2, Rabies (1 year)
Administration of dewormer to treat and prevent GI parasites such as roundworms and tapeworms is recommended for kittens. This can be given by mouth at the time of vaccinations.