Cat and Kitten Vaccinations

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Keeping Melbourne's kitties healthy

Ensuring your feline friends are protected and healthy is our top priority at Melbourne Pet Surgery. Discover the importance of cat and kitten vaccinations and how we can assist in keeping your pets in prime health.

Vaccinations are integral in protecting your cats and kittens from various diseases. At Melbourne Pet Surgery, we offer comprehensive cat vaccination clinic and kitten vaccinations clinic services tailored to your pet's unique needs. Our clinic is your most trusted choice for affordable feline vaccines in Melbourne.

Kitten Vaccinations:

Starting vaccinations early is crucial. Vaccinating your kitten lays the foundation for a healthy long life by protecting against early-life threats.

Cat Vaccinations:

A critical aspect of feline health, vaccinating your cat is essential to prevent many contagious and fatal diseases. Keeping to a schedule of adult cat vaccine boosters over their lifetime maintains your cat's immunity, protecting them and helping create a healthier pet community in Melbourne.

Vaccines available:

Your cat can contract six common diseases and infections while living in Australia, but all can be prevented with a simple vaccine. Melbourne Pet Surgery vaccinate kittens and cats against these viruses.

  • Herpes, Calicivirus and Panleukopaenia are covered by the F3 vaccine.
  • Leukaemia and Chlamydia by the F5 vaccine.
  • FIV feline immunodeficiency virus is a separate vaccination that is essential for outdoor cats.
Feline Calicivirus and Feline Rhinotracheitis Virus

Two to five days after exposure to 'cat flu' viruses, symptoms will begin to appear. Cats and kittens can be severely ill for up to three weeks after contracting these viruses; while generally not fatal, cat flu symptoms include conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, ocular and nasal discharge, as well as secondary bacterial infections.

Lifelong carriers of the virus aren't uncommon, and kittens that have recovered from the illness can have flare-ups as adult cats during times of stress. Therefore, it is vital that a kitten be vaccinated before being exposed.

Feline Panleukopaenia Virus

Contagious and life-threatening, distemper can quickly spread across the cat population. Spreading by attacking quickly dividing cells in your cats' body, including cells in the intestines, bone marrow, and in a developing foetus.

Fortunately, Feline Panleukopaenia Virus can be prevented by simply giving your cat an injection of the vaccine.

Feline vaccination protocol

It is possible for kittens and cats to suffer serious health problems and even death from preventable diseases. To ensure your kitty has the greatest possible chance of seeing out all nine lives, it is essential that they receive regular vaccinations.

1st Vaccination: 8-10 weeks old

2nd Vaccination: 12-14 weeks. Note: a kitten will not be fully protected until 7-10 days after their second vaccination.

3rd Vaccination: 16-18 weeks of age

Then your cat can move to an annual vaccine schedule throughout its adult lifetime. This annual visit is also a good opportunity for your veterinarian to perform a general health check and discuss any concerns you may have.

Cat and kitten vaccinations cost

Our cat vaccinations clinic offers excellent rates, ensuring your cat gets the best start in life without breaking the bank.

For a comprehensive list of our feline vaccine prices see our pricing guide here.


What to expect after vaccination

After getting your cat or kitten vaccinated at our clinic, our team ensures that you're equipped with all the necessary knowledge for post-vaccination care. This ensures a smooth recovery and long-term protection for your furry friend.

Most pets tolerate vaccines very well, however, when your cat or kitten receives their vaccinations, it is essential to monitor them for any adverse reactions. While rare, it's best to keep an eye out for any unusual behaviour or symptoms.

Following vaccination, your kitten may be a bit more lethargic and not as interested in food for the first 12-24 hours and may want to be left alone, they will come to you when they feel back to normal.

Make sure to keep your kitten vaccination record updated and schedule the next dose on time. Should you have any concerns, Melbourne Pet Surgery is just a call away.

Parasite Control

Beyond vaccinations, it's essential to protect your cats from parasites such as fleas and worms. Discuss with our team about preventative measures and treatments during your visit. Let's work together to keep your pet parasite-free.

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Ready to ensure your feline friend's health is in top-notch condition? Whether it's their first vaccination or annual booster shot, our strategically located clinic, makes finding the nearest cat vaccinations easy and keeps cat vaccinations cost low.


Dr. Scot Plummer

Meet Dr. Scot Plummer


Dr Plummer has always had a deep love for animals and graduated from the University of Queensland with Honours. in his Bachelor of Veterinary Science. After the success of his Brisbane clinic, Dr Plummer has launched Melbourne Pet Surgery with the goal of lowering the cost of high-quality pet care for all Melburnians.

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