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What vaccinations do kittens need?

In the first weeks of a kitten’s life, a cat-mother takes care of his immunity. But after weaning from his mother, his natural defense weakens and needs additional support. What does the owner need to do to provide the pet with this protection in a timely manner?

Why vaccinate a kitten?
Mother’s milk (Colostrum), secreted in the first days of a baby’s life, contains a large number of antibodies. Thanks to this, the kitten receives primary immunity from the cat. In the future, the level of antibodies in milk gradually decreases, but remains sufficient to maintain health and prevent infections.

Naturally, a small kitten only weaned from its mother is not enough to have its own antibodies. To protect the kitten from common infectious diseases, vaccinations (vaccinations) are also carried out – preventive measures to form the kittens’ own active immunity. Continue reading

Weaning kitten from mother

Weaning is the transfer of a kitten to self-feeding and adaptation to life without a cat mom. The most favorable for this is considered the age of 10-12 weeks. By this moment, the kitten can already do without mother’s milk, independently walks into the cat’s tray and licks, and its psyche is stable enough to move to a new place without harm.

How to prepare a kitten for this difficult event?

Switching to self-catering
In the first days of kittens’ life, the cat feeds them with a special “primary milk” – Colostrum, which contains a large amount of antibodies (especially IgA and IgG) and contributes to the development of their own immunity. Under normal conditions, kittens continue to feed on breast milk for up to 1.5 months. Continue reading

Kittens transportation

Cats do not like changing habitats, long-distance transportation is a real test for them, and for the fragile psyche of kittens – this is a traumatic event. But sometimes it is impossible to avoid this, and for such a case you need to remember some nuances and rules.

Health
So that the pet can normally move the transportation, the main thing is that he is healthy. If your kitten shows any signs of malaise, it must first be examined and cured, and only then transported.

But even if the pet is completely healthy, one should not forget about preventive procedures. You will need to drive away the external and internal parasites (fleas, ticks, worms), as well as vaccinate the kitten. At the same time, information about all procedures should be entered in the veterinary passport, and from the moment of vaccination to the trip must pass at least 30 days and no more than 11 months. Continue reading

What vaccinations do kittens need?
In the first weeks of a kitten’s life, a cat-mother takes care of his immunity. But after weaning from his mother, his natural defense weakens and needs additional support. What…

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Weaning kitten from mother
Weaning is the transfer of a kitten to self-feeding and adaptation to life without a cat mom. The most favorable for this is considered the age of 10-12 weeks. By…

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