Feline Vaccines

Rabies Vaccine

State law requires that all cats be vaccinated against rabies, a deadly virus that can be spread to most animals and even humans.  Kittens should receive a shot at around twelve weeks and another when they are a year old.  After that, they should be vaccinated once every three years.  You will receive a rabies tag and certificate with every new vaccination.

Distemper, Feline Leukemia

We recommend annual distemper shots to protect your cat, especially if it spends time outdoors.  This combo vaccine will protect your pet from deadly distemper, feline leukemia, and upper respiratory diseases.  Adult cats need one injection every year.  Kittens will need a series of boosters to ensure immunity.

What to Expect

When your kitten or cat comes in for vaccines they will be administered by injection.  Most cats are not terribly distressed by this and it will be over before you know it! Your pet may experience some soreness at the injection site in the day or two after being vaccinated, and may seem tired or sleep a lot. If you notice  - any other strange symptoms or have concerns, please call us at  256 - 381 - 6210.

For additional info see the AVMA's Vaccination FAQ.