Why are cat vaccinations needed?
Vaccinations are essential for providing your cat with adequate protection from life-threatening or 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 or be away from home.
Does my indoor cat still need vaccinations?
Indoor cats still require cat vaccinations, 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! It's also a good idea to vaccinate your cat if you think they may need to stay in a cattery or other boarding facility - and in most, it will be required.
What will happen if I don't vaccinate my cat?
Deciding not to vaccinate your cat runs the risk of your cat contracting various harmful diseases. If you also want to travel and you need your cat to stay in boarding facilities or catteries, or you want to take them with you, most sites require up-to-date cat vaccinations status and will not accept unvaccinated animals. An annual vaccination course is a simple way to help protect your cat and let them lead 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. Vaccinating your cat will provide protection from harmful diseases.
Can a vet tell if a cat has received their cat vaccinations?
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 wherever possible.
Look After Your Cat's Health With Cat Vaccinations
At Eastcott Vets we offer a whole range of services to keep your cat healthy and happy. To enquire about cat vaccinations, get in touch today. Or, why not check out our Pet Health For Life plan, which covers annual vaccinations in the monthly costs, as well as a range of other services. We also offer dog and rabbit rabbit vaccinations.