RECOMMENDED VACCINATIONS FOR CATS
Ideally, we vaccinate kittens at 8, 12, and 16 weeks of age.
At 8 weeks, we recommend the 3 way Distemper (RCP).
At 12 weeks, we recommend another booster of the RCP as well as the first injection of Feline Leukemia (Felv)vaccine.
At 16 weeks, we recommend the 3rd booster of RCP, the second booster of Felv, and Rabies.
Older cats which have never been vaccinated should still go through a series of 3 boosters though the intervals may be decreased from 4 weeks to 3 weeks.
If kittens are given vaccines before 8 weeks of age, it has little effect on the immune system so we still recommend a protocol of 3 sets.
Your pet will be given a 3 year licensed Rabies vaccine. However, in certain locations and under certain conditions this vaccine meets only one year legal requirements. In Texas, if this is your pets first Rabies vaccination it is considered a one year licensed vaccine. If the next booster vaccination of it (our 3 year licensed vaccine) is given within 12 months, it will be legal for 3 years. If the interval is more than 12 months between injections, then the licensing is good for only one year again. And the same applies thereafter. This is the state law currently. Also, note that certain counties and cities in Texas require once a year vaccination for Rabies which overrules any 3 year licensing possibilities.