Vets Explain Cat Shots (Vaccinations)

How Cat Vaccine Shots Work -

Cat vaccines – or “shots” – work by triggering your cat’s immune responses – preparing their immune system to fight diseases to which they may be exposed in the future. Vaccination shots stimulate your cat’s antibodies that will destroy disease-causing bacteria or viruses that enter the body.

The best time to begin your cat’s vaccinations is at 7 to 8 weeks of age. The first set of shots is given in a series followed by semi-annual, annual, or triennial booster shots.

What Vaccination Shots Should My Cat Get?

Our caring veterinarian’s will consider your cat’s age, health, lifestyle (indoor vs. outdoor), contact with other animals and risk of exposure to a variety of preventable diseases. Then we will customize a vaccination program specifically designed for your cat, to ensure optimal protection from disease throughout their life.

Cat Vaccines ( Shots )hermosa beach cat shots vaccinations

    • Rhinotracheitis Vaccine
    • Panleukopenia Vaccine
    • Calici Vaccine
    • Leukemia Vaccine
    • FIP Vaccine
    • Rabies Vaccine

Additional vaccinations can be given to pets traveling outside of the Los Angeles area, where they may encounter different disease risks.

What Are the Risks to Vaccinating My Cat?

Most cats respond well to vaccines. The most common reactions to feline vaccinations are mild and short-term. Serious reactions to shots are very rare. Of course, any type of medical treatment has some risk, but the risk should be weighed against the benefits of protecting your beloved cat from a wide variety of potentially fatal diseases.

Diseases That Cat Shots Can Prevent

  • Rabies
  • Feline Leukemia (FeLV)
  • FIV – Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
  • Panleukopenia (distemper)
  • Feline Herpes Virus
  • Feline Calici Virus

How Cat Vaccine Shots Save You Money

Vaccinating your cat can help you avoid costly treatments down the road for preventable diseases. The low cost of keeping up with your cat’s shots is far, far less than the expensive treatments, medications & hospitalizations that will be needed if they contract a serious disease because they were not vaccinated!

Affordable Cat Vaccination Shots

Our caring and experienced veterinarians have vaccinated thousands of cats in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Hawthorne, El Segundo and the greater South Bay Los Angeles area. We treat every cat and dog like family, in a comfortable, low stress environment.

And we strive to keep our vaccination rates affordable – while offering state-of-the-art medical immunization technologies – to ensure that your cat lives a full, healthy & happy life.

Call our veterinarians today to schedule your cat’s shots: 310-536-9654

Caring, affordable veterinarians serving the South Bay Area, including:
Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Hawthorne, El Segundo, Gardena & Torrance.

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