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Cat Vaccination

Cat Vaccinations Wolverhampton

Vaccinating cats and kittens

Cat vaccinations help to protect your beloved pet from severe infectious diseases. It also prevents them from passing anything nasty on to other animals in your area. One of the most important things you should do in your first few weeks as a cat owner is to vaccinate your kitten.

Cat Vaccination Wolverhampton

When should kittens be vaccinated?

Your kitten will need two sets of vaccinations to get them started – their first set at nine weeks old and a second booster set at three months old. After this, kittens and cats usually require ‘booster’ vaccinations once a year. Until your kitten is fully vaccinated (and neutered), you should keep him or her inside.

What diseases can vaccinations protect against?

Cats are commonly vaccinated against:

  • Cat flu (feline herpes virus and feline calicivirus)
  • Feline infectious enteritis
  • Feline leukaemia virus

Your vet can advise which vaccinations your cat or kitten will need to help protect them from infectious diseases. When you get your kitten, one of the first things you should do is register them with a local vet who will be able to carry out the vaccinations your kitten needs.

Cat and Kitten Health Care Packages

We offer health care plans for your cat or kitten. These allow you to spread the cost of preventative veterinary treatment, such as regular health checks, annual vaccinations and flea and worm treatments.

Silver Starter Package

• Single Vaccination
• Microchip
• Health exam with a vet
• 5 Weeks Insurance

Kitten £35.00 add Flea & Worm + £7

Gold Starter Package

• Full Vaccination Course
• Microchip
• Health exam with a vet
• 5 Weeks Insurance
• Bag of starter food
• 10% off neutering

Kitten £55.00 add 3 MONTHS Flea & Worm treatment £65.00

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Cat Vaccination FAQs

Which vaccinations are required for cats?

There are various vaccines offered to keep your cat safe, and your veterinarian will advise you on which ones are best for you.

Kittens normally require their first vaccinations at eight to nine weeks of age, followed by a second vaccine three to four weeks later. Your kitten will require a booster vaccination when he or she is a year old, and then every one to three years thereafter.

  • Feline parvovirus (FPV) can cause serious diseases in cats and is typically deadly in kittens. It is also known as feline panleukopenia.
  • Cat flu is caused by two viruses: Feline Herpes Virus (FHV) and Feline Calicivirus. (FCV). Cat flu is similar to human flu in that it causes fever, runny nose, loss of appetite, lethargy, and sneezing, but it can also cause mouth and eye ulcers in cats.
  • Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV) is a virus that targets the immune system and causes cancers such as leukaemia and lymphoma. It also weakens your cat’s immune system, making them more susceptible to other deadly ailments.
  • Felis Chlamydophila
    This bacterium causes severe conjunctivitis and ocular discharge.
  • Rabies is a virus that attacks the brain and nerves.
  • Bronchiseptica Bordetella
    This bacterium produces flu-like symptoms and chest infections, which can lead to pneumonia. It is lethal to kittens and can cause major diseases in adult cats.

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What is the most important cat vaccine?

One of the most crucial vaccines for feline health in the UK is the Feline Calicivirus (FCV), Feline Herpesvirus (FHV-1), and Feline Panleukopenia Virus (FPV) combination vaccine. This vaccine, commonly known as the F3 vaccine, plays a pivotal role in safeguarding the well-being of cats by preventing these highly contagious and potentially life-threatening diseases.
Feline Calicivirus and Feline Herpesvirus are responsible for causing respiratory infections, while Feline Panleukopenia Virus can lead to severe gastrointestinal issues. Kittens typically receive a series of vaccinations starting at around 8-9 weeks of age, followed by booster shots at regular intervals. Keeping cats up to date on their F3 vaccinations is essential to ensure their immunity remains robust throughout their lives, promoting a healthier and happier feline population in the UK.

Is it illegal to not vaccinate your cat in the UK?

It is not legally mandated for cat owners to vaccinate their pets in the United Kingdom; however, here at Trusted Vets we strongly believe it’s a fundamental aspect of responsible pet care. While there is no legal requirement, neglecting to vaccinate a cat can have significant consequences for the feline.

Failure to vaccinate may leave cats vulnerable to preventable, potentially life-threatening diseases, and can contribute to the spread of contagious illnesses within the community. Most catteries, grooming facilities, and boarding establishments may insist on up-to-date vaccinations as a prerequisite for admission.

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Recent evidence suggests that vaccines against cat flu (FCV and FHV) and enteritis (FPV) provide 3-year protection. This is appropriate for low-risk cats (solitary, indoor-only cats that will never visit a cattery), but for higher-risk cats (any cat that goes outside or into a cattery), it is recommended that FCV and FHV be repeated every year, because, while some immunity lasts for three years, the level of protection begins to decline after one year. FeLV vaccinations for cats should be repeated every 2-3 years as long as their risk exists. For both Chlamydophila felis and Bordetella bronchiseptica, annual revaccination is recommended for at-risk cats.

Your vet will give you a vaccination record, which you’ll need to keep safe.


If your cat has missed their vaccinations, fret not! There’s still a window of opportunity to ensure their health and protection. Even if some time has lapsed since their last vaccination, your vigilant care can still make a difference. However, it’s crucial to consult your trusted veterinarian promptly.

Upon examination, your vet will assess the situation and recommend the most suitable course of action tailored to your cat’s specific needs. Depending on the duration of the gap in vaccinations, your cat’s immune response might have waned, necessitating a potential re-vaccination process.

Rest assured, your veterinarian will guide you through the steps necessary to safeguard your cat’s well-being, providing expert advice and ensuring the best possible outcome for your feline companion. So, don’t hesitate to reach out and schedule a consultation to address any concerns about your cat’s vaccination status.


You may be worried about the adverse effects of a cat vaccination, but pet vaccines are thoroughly evaluated, and side effects are uncommon. Most cats will not experience any adverse reactions, nevertheless, brief symptoms may include:

Swelling that is confined to one area
A mild fever
Reduced appetite
Coughing or sneezing
Tiredness – Your kitten may become tired following immunisation.
Symptoms should subside within 48 hours, but consult your veterinarian if you are worried. It’s vital to remember that the risks of not vaccinating your cat exceed the risks of possible adverse effects.

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