Congratulations! You’ve just decided to bring home a little furry companion to join your household. Aside from impulse shopping on Taobao for cat toys and researching nutritious cat food, you should look into making sure that cat vaccinations for your kitten or cat are in order.
Here’s where you can get cat vaccinations in Singapore, the prices and cat vaccination aftercare.
Cat vaccination schedule
Wondering when you should vaccinate your kittens or cats?
In Singapore vet clinics would usually do a core vaccinations shot that MAY cover a number of viruses, such as feline herpesvirus 1 (FHV1), feline calicivirus (FCV), feline panleukopenia virus (FPV) and rabies. These shots are very important to prevent cat flu, feline distemper and of course, rabies. A shot like this usually costs within the range of $35 to $40.
Non-core vaccines protect against feline leukemia (FeLV), feline AIDS (FIV), chlamydophila felis, feline infectious peritonitis and bordetella bronchiseptica. These vaccines are usually administered singly, and cost over $40+ per shot.
For kittens, vaccinate from 6 weeks for a total of 3 booster vaccinations at 4 week intervals. After that, vaccinate every year.
If you have an older cat, even a senior cat, you’d want to vaccinate them with at least 2 booster shots for core vaccinations, at least.
Prices of cat vaccinations in Singapore
Typically, shots cost between $25 and $50 each, but don’t forget to factor in consultation costs. In Singapore, you should estimate around $50 to $80 per vaccination visit.
Where can I get cat vaccinations near me?
All vet clinics do cat vaccinations. You just need to get recommendations or search on Google maps for the nearest vet to you.
Cat vaccination allergic reactions and aftercare
Cat vaccinations may have some side effects such as lethargy and loss of appetite. However, these symptoms should not persist beyond 2 days, and are generally not severe.
If you see that your cat is vomiting, having difficulty breathing or has developed a rash, immediately bring your cat to your vet. Pretty much the only aftercare needed when your cats go for their vaccinations is careful observation.
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