Are cat vaccinations necessary?
Cat vaccinations are essential, they provide your cat with adequate protection from life threatening diseases. Even indoor cats will still require cat vaccinations, but this may be a reduced course that only includes cat flu and enteritis, but many cat owners will choose to have the full set of cat vaccinations each year, just as a precaution in case their cat was to venture off exploring in the outside world.
What will happen if I do not have my cat vaccinated?
Deciding not to vaccinate runs the risk of your cat contracting harmful diseases. If you go away and must leave your cat in a cattery or boarding facility, most sites will require up to date vaccination and will not accept unvaccinated animals as it could put the other animals that are boarding with them at risk.
Should you still vaccinate an older cat?
If your cat is fit and healthy, we would always recommend vaccinations for your cat. Cat vaccinations will protect your cat and help them lead a long and happy life.
Would a vet be able to tell if a cat has been vaccinated?
Physically there is no way to tell if a cat has been vaccinated, however if your cat has a vaccination card, previous vet records or microchip details, our team here at Peak vets will be able to investigate your cat’s history.
What will my cat be vaccinated against?
Here at Peak Vets, we can vaccinate against the following:
- Feline Chlamydophila
- Feline Enteritis
- Cat Flu
- Feline Leukaemia Virus
Give us a call today and we can talk to you about any type of vaccination that may be required for your cat.
Cat Vaccinations FAQs
Why are cat vaccinations necessary?
Vaccinations are essential for providing your cat with adequate protection from life-threatening and debilitating diseases. There is the option of Titre testing, which involves blood samples to determine your cat’s immunity. Unfortunately, this is not always 100% reliable and can be costly to perform. Cats also staying in boarding or cattery facilities are often required to be vaccinated if you're planning to go on holiday.
Do indoor cats need vaccinations?
Indoor cats still require vaccines, but this may be a reduced course that only includes cat flu and enteritis. However, many indoor cat owners still have a full vaccination course each year just in case their cat decides to go out exploring!
What happens if you don't vaccinate your cat?
Deciding not to vaccinate runs the risk of your cat contracting various harmful diseases. If you want to travel with your cat or need them to stay in boarding facilities or catteries, most sites require up-to-date vaccination status and will not accept unvaccinated animals. A yearly vaccination course can help to protect your cat so they can live a happy and healthy life.
Should you vaccinate an older cat?
As long as your cat is fit and healthy, we would always recommend vaccinations for your cat. These vaccinations provide protection from harmful diseases.
Can a vet tell if a cat has been vaccinated?
There is no way to tell if a cat has been vaccinated physically; however, if your cat has a vaccination card, previous vet records or microchip details, our team can look into your cat's history where possible.
How much does it cost to vaccinate a cat?
At Peak Vets, we understand that vaccinations can be costly, as can all healthcare for your feline friend. This is why we have introduced our Pet Health for Life plans. These have been designed to help pet owners spread the cost of health care evenly throughout the year whilst ensuring that their pet receives all necessary healthcare when needed on an annual basis.
Vaccinations are included in our Cat Pet Health for Life Plan when your cat receives their annual health check with us.
If you have not yet signed your pet up to our plans, or would like to know now, click here.