Do I need a vaccination? Kitten in fact you need to protect
So, you got a kitten. Misochki for food, litter, toilet with filler and toys are bought. Now it's time to take care of your pet's health. Now he is healthy - and in the future? Even if you decide that the animal will never leave the boundaries of your apartment, this does not mean that you yourself will not bring dangerous viruses from your street on your shoes. Do you need vaccinations for kittens, what they are, and in what order is vaccinated animals - read in this article.
The newborn baby is protected by the mother's immunity. But after 8 weeks, this barrier disappears. Then a small animal remains defenseless in the face of many dangerous diseases. Some of them (plague, panleukopenia) develop so rapidly that the owners simply do not have time to save their pet. Therefore, the first vaccination of the kitten is carried out after reaching the age of two months. But before that, the animal is excreted with a special anthelminthic worm, which is bought only in the veterinary pharmacy. It is given on an empty stomach, two hours before the meal. After 10 days the procedure is repeated. If the baby's body is weakened (for example, you picked up a stray kitten, suffering from malnutrition or disease), you first need to heal it. Animal before vaccination should be completely healthy, otherwise immunity will not work out. Now let's talk about how to vaccinate.
A kitten at the age of eight weeks is vaccinated intwo stages. And the second dose is injected 25 days after the first. At the same time vaccination against rabies is carried out. Thus, the animal is considered protected from calicivirosis, panleukopenia, chlamydia, herpesvirus and other diseases throughout the year. Further, the pet should be subjected to this procedure every year. Together with the first vaccination in the veterinary clinic you will be issued a passport of an international animal model, which will indicate the date and the name of the vaccine. The document is also necessary if you decide to transport your pet on an airplane or train (on vacation or on exhibitions).
If you bought a thoroughbred animal from the nursery,then, most likely, he had already been vaccinated. The kitten, however, needs to be checked. Learn everything in detail, and also take care that, together with the pedigree, you are given clear information about what exactly he was given and stabbed, and when. If the drug was transferred to the animal without complications, then it makes sense to use it in the future.
Some owners believe that this is very dangerousthing - inoculation. Kitten, they say, can thus be deprived of immunity. Some even say that there is a danger of instilling a disease, from which the pet is vaccinated.This is not true. In the first day after the injection, the animal can be sleepy and sluggish - this is a normal process, there is no cause for concern. But if this condition continues, please contact the veterinarian immediately. But even an overdue vaccine or latent disease present in the body at the time of the procedure can not "infect" the kitten with an infection. Now about how to proceed.
An adult should also need an inoculation. A kitten who has reached the age of six months is also vaccinated. Immunity in these adolescents is already strong enough to carry out the procedure once, and not in two ways, like kids. They, as well as adults, immediately injected a remedy for a whole "bouquet" of dangerous diseases: cat leukemia, infectious peritonitis, panleukopenia, viral rhinotracheitis and others. In vet clinics you will be offered a choice of various vaccine preparations, both domestic and imported. All of them serve as reliable protection, but foreign ones (Intervet, Merial, Fort Dodge) are easier to carry by animals. In addition to standard vaccinations, a special vaccine for ringworm has been developed.