We recommended the following vaccines for kittens and cats:

Kitten6-8 Weeks of Age

  • FVRCP Vaccine #1 (includes Distemper, Rhinotracheitis, Calici and Chlamydia)
  • Fecal Test (Internal Parasite Exam) & Deworming #1

3-4 Weeks Later 

  • FVRCP Vaccine #2 — good for 3 years if given after 12 weeks of age.)
  • Feline Leukemia Test & Deworming #2
  • Feline Leukemia Vaccine #1 — discuss risk assessment with your vet

3-4 Weeks Later

  • Feline Leukemia Vaccine #2 
  • Rabies Vaccine (1 year vaccine)
  • Fecal Test (re-check)

5-6 Months of Age

  • Spay or Neuter

Recommendations for Adult Cats

The vaccination schedule will be tailored to each kitten or cat depending on the age of the cat and its previous history. In adult indoor cats that have had a full series of kitten vaccines, the FVRCP is given every three years. Cats that continue to go outdoors will need the Feline Leukemia (FeLV) vaccine every two years. Your veterinarian will discuss these options with you.

Rabies Vaccine

The Rabies Vaccine is regulated by the State of Massachusetts, and is required by state law. The first vaccine is good for one year. If the cat is given its second vaccine before 12 months have passed, this second vaccine will then be good for 3 years.

For further questions about these vaccines, please contact our hospital at 978-486-3101 or email us at clientcare@littletonanimalhospital.com.