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- How long does feline distemper stay in your house?
- How often should a cat be vaccinated for distemper?
- How many rounds of distemper do kittens need?
- What age do kittens get distemper shots?
- What vaccinations do indoor kittens need?
- How many vaccines does kitten need?
- When should I take my kitten to the vet for the first time?
How long does feline distemper stay in your house?
An infected cat tends to shed the virus for a relatively short period of time (1-2 days), but the virus can survive for up to a year in the environment, so cats may become infected without ever coming into direct contact with an infected cat.
How often should a cat be vaccinated for distemper?
Core cat vaccine. Feline distemper is a severe contagious disease that most commonly strikes kittens and can cause death. 1 dose is given a year after the last dose of the initial series, then every 3 years.
How many rounds of distemper do kittens need?
AAFP's recommendation is to begin vaccinating a kitten for distemper as early as six weeks of age, boostering or repeating the vaccine every three to four weeks until the kitten is sixteen weeks of age, then boostering again one year from the last booster.
What age do kittens get distemper shots?
Feline Distemper (FVRCP) Kittens receive four FVRCP injections, starting at the age of six to eight weeks. A booster shot is typically given annually, or every three years depending on the cat's age.
What vaccinations do indoor kittens need?
The routine or core vaccinations will protect your kitten from the most common diseases: feline distemper (panleukopenia), feline viral rhinotracheitis (feline herpes virus 1), calicivirus, and rabies.
How many vaccines does kitten need?
Kittens are vaccinated once every three to four weeks until they reach 16 weeks of age or older. However, to avoid over-vaccination, most veterinarians will recommend starting the vaccine at 8 weeks of age, followed by boosters at 12 weeks and 16 weeks old. Rabies is the other core kitten vaccination.
When should I take my kitten to the vet for the first time?
There isn't a set age for the first vet visit, though it's recommended to have an exam within 24 to 72 hours after adopting the kitten. If you already have cats in your home, it's best to go to the vet before bringing the new kitten home. Your new kitten may have an illness that is not obvious to you.
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