There are a number of serious and even deadly diseases that can be prevented by vaccinating your kitty. These include: feline herpes virus1, feline calicivirus, panleukopenia virus, feline immunodeficiency virus and feline leukaemia. The first three should be given to all kittens at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks of age. The latter 2 vaccines should be given to cats that spend time outdoors. Adult cats should ideally have boosters annually or at a minimum every 3 years.
Intestinal worms can make a kitten very ill and in severe cases even cause death. Kittens need to be dewormed every 2 weeks until they have reached 12 weeks of age. Then deworm monthly until they are 6 months old. From 7 months on you can deworm every 3 to 6 months for their entire lifespan. Speak to our vets about the best solution for your kitten.