New Cat Guidelines

Congratulations! You’ve just adopted a new addition to your family. To ensure that your kitten gets off to a healthy start on life, we recommend the following health maintenance schedule:

6 to 8 weeks

  1. Initial visit to veterinarian and physical exam
  2. First combination vaccination – Distemper, calicivirus, herpes virus, and Chlamydia in a combination vaccine
  3. Deworming/Fecal Exam

9 to 11 weeks old

  1. Feline Leukemia Virus/Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Testing (Most strongly recommended – these are fatal diseases of cats!)
  2. Second combination vaccination
  3. First Feline Leukemia Virus Vaccination
  4. Second deworming

12 to 14 weeks old

  1. Final Combination Vaccination
  2. Feline Leukemia Vaccination Booster

15 to 17 weeks old

  1. 1 year Rabies Vaccination
  2. Feline Infectious Peritonitis (F.I.P.) Vaccination
  3. Schedule Spay or Neuter

18 to 20 weeks old

  1. F.J.P. Vaccination Booster

4 to 6 months

  1. Spay or Neuter

Annually

  1. Annual Physical Exam
  2. Combination Vaccine Booster
  3. Feline Leukemia Vaccine Booster
  4. F.I.P. Vaccine Booster
  5. Rabies Vaccination Booster – Every 3 years

We at Brunswick County Animal Services hope that you and your pet have a long and healthy life together.

Please make sure your pet wears its rabies tag at all times. If your pet becomes lost, the tag is its ticket home.