This isn’t a debate. You should always, always vaccinate your cat. However, if you aren’t sure or need a little convincing (even though it is definitely the right thing to do), please read on 🙂
1 Side effects are rare
It’s unlikely your beautiful kitten will experience any noticeable side effects, and if they do, the common ones are quite mild. In the end, the payoff is almost always worth whatever small amount of discomfort your kitten will experience.
2 Prevention is better when there is no cure
Some of the diseases that vaccinations prevent are incurable (Feline Aids, for instance), so if your cat contracts them, there is no going back. A simple vaccination is all that is needed to prevent this.
3 More cats, more risk
Cats can contract some serious diseases from interacting with other cats, so if you have more than one cat, your cat is a wanderer or your cat might stay at a cattery from time to time, the risk is greater. Having said that, many feline diseases are contractible simply by going outside, so the lesson here is that the only way to be 100% safe is to vaccinate!
4 Your vet knows best
When in doubt, consult your vet. There is a lot of debate an uncertainty around whether or not house cats require the same medical treatment (in general) as outdoor cats. For example, most cats should get booster shots every year, but some vets would say that this is unnecessary for indoor cats. Sometimes, it depends on the breed of cat and the risk to that particular pet, taking all possible factors into consideration. If you’re unsure, chat to your vet – knowledge is power!
When adopting a kitten from the cottage your kitten comes ready with:
- 1st and 2nd vaccinations
- Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) testing
- Spay / neutering
- Royal Canin Starter Kit
We also stock a full range of scratch patches, litter boxes, organic cat litter, kitten carriers, bowls and toys.
Come and choose your kitten and kitten-goodies 🙂