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 you stop vaccinating your cat?
The AAFP guidelines suggest giving a FVRCP booster 1 year after the last kitten vaccine – i.e. – when the cat is ~ 16 months of age. However, if the kitten responds as he should to the kitten series, this booster should not be needed.
Do indoor cats need shots every year?
Primary vaccination is essential in order to prevent the return of the once common deadly infectious diseases in kittens and cats. Recent research indicates that not all vaccines require yearly boosters. However, there is no evidence that annual booster vaccination is anything but beneficial to the majority of cats.
Do older cats need shots?
First, your cat should not need booster vaccinations — except for the mandatory anti-rabies shot — and the protocol is never to vaccinate an animal that is showing signs of illness, which she is, because she is losing weight. Most cats, especially older ones, do best when they are fed four to five small meals a day.
What vaccines do indoor cats need?
Most vaccinated cats receive two separate vaccines which the American Association of Feline Practitioners has designated core vaccines: a rabies vaccine and a trivalent vaccine against feline herpes virus, panleukopenia virus and calicivirus also known as FVRCP.