Cat Vaccinations

Vaccines saved the lives of millions of pets in the past and continue to save millions of pets’ lives today. The cost of pet vaccinations is much, much smaller than paying the cost of a trip to the emergency vet and certainly smaller than the ultimate cost of losing your cat to a preventable disease. We here at Bridgerland Cache Animal Hospital in Logan, Utah, know a lot about pet vaccinations. 

Cat Vaccination

The Rabies Vaccine

In many states, it is the law that all dogs and cats over a certain age to get the rabies vaccine from a licensed veterinarian. Puppies need to be around three months old before a veterinarian can administer one. Kittens need to be at least two months old.

Other Vaccines

There are many vaccines available. Core vaccines are ones that your pet really needs to get. Non-core vaccines are only necessary depending upon your cat’s lifestyle or what diseases are prevalent in your area.

Vaccine Side Effects

For the vast majority of animals, vaccines cause very few to no side effects. When they did, the side effects were usually feeling more tired than usual or having a mild fever for a couple of days. Other side effects were balding, swelling, soreness and mild bleeding at the injection site.

Allergic Reaction

The most severe thing that can happen to your cat after getting a vaccine is an allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. If your pet has had vaccines before and never had a bad reaction, don’t worry about it. If this is your pet’s first time being vaccinated, then stay at the vet for about 20 to 30 minutes. Any allergic reaction will set in during this time. If nothing happens, great. If something does happen, your pet is able to get immediate care.

Get Kitty Vaccines from a Veterinarian on Our Veterinary Team for Distemper and Rabies

If you have further questions about the benefits of kitty vaccines, contact us at Bridgerland Cache Animal Hospital in Logan, Utah, by calling (435) 752-2151 to make an appointment today. Visit a veterinarian on our veterinary team to get pet vaccines against rabies and distemper.