As a responsible owner, you’ll want to make sure your loveable little kitten stays happy and healthy. Vaccinations are especially important, as they’ll help protect her against diseases. Once your kitten’s had all her jabs, you'll know that she's got the best possible protection.
When to vaccinate
Your kitten will probably have her first jabs at 9 weeks, followed by a second set at 12 weeks. Some vaccines can differ, so it’s best to check the exact timings with your vet.
If you’re picking up your kitten from a breeder or rescue organisation, ask for a copy of her medical history – you may find she’s already had most of these shots she needs.
Staying at home
It takes up to a fortnight after vaccination for your kitten’s immunity to develop fully. During that time, make sure you keep her indoors.
Even though your kitten has been immunised, it’s still important that she gets a booster jab every year. Keep her vaccination certificates in a safe place – if you want to leave her in a cattery when she's older, they'll need to see them.
If you're planning on taking your kitten out of the country, leave plenty of time for her to have the right vaccinations. Speak to your vet for more advice about travelling abroad.