Vaccinations and Worming
Cats & Kittens
Vaccinations are an important part of preventative health for pets; Vaccinations reduce the likelihood of contracting the disease and decreases the severity of the symptoms.
Please keep in mind that vaccination protocols can differ between clinics, especially interstate. All information below is based on PVC vaccination protocols and updated information directly from Nobivac vaccination company.
6-8 weeks - F3 (Tricat) vaccine
10-12 weeks - F3 (Tricat) vaccine
14-16 weeks - F3 (Tricat) vaccine
Socialisation after vaccinations
Socialisation with other kittens and cats should ideally begin at least a week following the third and final vaccination. You can have your kitten around another cat after the second vaccination only if that cat is up to date with vaccinations and worming with the understanding that there is still a risk to the kitten.
1st adult vaccination will be F3 (Tricat) vaccine.
What vaccinations are given and what they protect against
F2 (Ducat) vaccine – Feline Calicivirus (FCV), and Feline Herpes virus (FHV). This vaccination is administered annually other than when an F3 is due.
F3 (Tricat) vaccine – Feline Panleucopaenia virus (FPLV), Feline Herpes virus (FHV), Feline Calicivirus (FCV). This vaccination is administered triennially (every 3 years).
FIV vaccine (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) – This vaccination is administered annually. Your pet will require 3 initial booster shots 2-4 weeks apart. After this initial course, the vaccine is given every year.
This vaccination is especially important if your cat is outdoors frequently or comes into contact with another FIV positive cat.
There is a blood test that can be performed to determine whether your cat already has the virus – if they do, they will not be given the FIV vaccination.
Worming is an important preventative measure for your pets health. Regular worming decreases the likelihood of the contraction and transmission of intestinal worms. Worm infestations will cause abnormalities in your pets health and behaviour and if left untreated, can lead to illness and disease.
Additionally, humans can contract worms via their pets, so it is best to worm both yourself and your pets.
Please keep in mind that worming protocols can differ between clinics and brands of worming products. It is important to read the product that you purchase for your pets worming as different brands have different worming scheduling and cover different things. If you are unsure, please contact your veterinarian for advice.
Worming can begin as early as 2 weeks of age.
Worming should be done every 2 weeks for intestinal worms until 12 weeks of age
From 12 weeks of age onwards, kittens should be wormed monthly for intestinal worming.
Once your kitten is 6 months of age, worming can be done every 3 months.
Worming should be done every 3 months for intestinal worming.
Worming Products and what they cover
Milpro - Intestinal worming; roundworm, hookworm, whipworm, and tapeworm (including hydatids). This can be administered monthly in cats at least 6 weeks of age and weighing 0.5+kgs.
Troy Kitten Worming Syrup – Roundworm only. The dosage is dependent on weight/age and is given on the bottle of the product.
Bravecto Spot-On or Chew – fleas, ticks, mites. This can be administered 3-6 monthly (every 3 months for the Chew and every 6 months for the spot-on treatment) in cats at least 8 weeks of age and weighing 2+kgs.
Revolution - fleas (adults, eggs, larvae), ear mites, lice, heart worm, hookworm, roundworm.
Please note: This is not an extensive list; there are other worming brands, but these are the most commonly used.
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