Feline Basics

What Your Cat Needs

Required Vaccinations
6 Weeks Of Age: 1st Distemper combo vaccination
8-10 Weeks Of Age: 2nd Distemper combo vaccination
12-14 Weeks Of Age: 3rd Distemper combo vaccination AND 1 yr. Rabies vaccination

Rabies vaccination boosters (Required by Law in Tomah): Given 1 year later and every three years thereafter.

Adult Distemper vaccination boosters: Booster at 1 year of age then every 3 years thereafter.

Recommended Vaccinations Depending on Lifestyle
Feline Leukemia (FeLV) Vaccination: Kittens over 4 months of age who test negative for FeLV and spend a significant time outdoors. Booster at 1 year of age, then every 1-3 years depending on lifestyle

FeLV/FIV Testing: Recommended for all kittens between 4-7 months of age, and all new cats of unknown status being added to the household.

Flea and Tick Prevention: Topical liquid preventatives recommended for all cats that go outdoors and for cats living with dogs who go outdoors. Also recommended if you have a large outdoor stray/feral cat population because then there is a high risk of humans unknowingly bringing fleas into house and exposing the cat.

Intestinal Worms: All kittens should be dewormed at 2, 4, and 6 weeks of age. Fecal examinations for parasites at 6-10 weeks of age and then every year thereafter. Cats that hunt should also be routinely dewormed every 3 months.

Spay of Female Cat:
Recommended to be performed at 4-6 months of age. Spaying your cat can prevent many health risks in your pet’s future. Spaying prior to the first full heat can significantly decrease her risk of mammary cancer, and eliminate the risk of pyometra (uterine infection), ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, and of course litters of kittens.

Neuter of Male Cat:
Recommended to be performed at 4-6 months of age. Neutering can help with many unwanted behaviors including roaming, urine marking, and helping to creating litters of kittens.


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