What and at what age do you vaccinate a British kitten?
Wishing to have a fluffy pet, many cat-ownersprefer the British breed of cats. These active kids differ not only in their unusual color, but also in their "flat" way of life. Such pets are rarely released into the street and try to minimize their contact with other animals. That's why there is an opinion that vaccinations to a British kitten are absolutely unnecessary. Many owners of unusual pets are absolutely sure that if their pet is constantly sitting in an apartment, then he can not pick up any infection. However, as the veterinary practice has shown, such an opinion is a misconception. Let's consider this topic in more detail.
Is it necessary to vaccinate a British kitten?
If the four-legged kid does not leave the limitsliving quarters, this does not mean that he is safe and can not begin to suffer from serious diseases. In this matter it does not matter which breed the kitten is. In any case, he is at risk of catching the virus and getting sick.
It should be understood that there is a hugethe number of infected animals that can be carriers of dangerous bacteria. When a person enters an apartment, he automatically brings on his shoes and clothes a pathogenic microflora. Of course, some kittens do not have interest in jackets and shoes. However, this does not mean that the pet is completely safe.
As a rule, immediately after returning home, the ownerAn animal strokes the kitten that meets him. On the hands of a person there is simply a huge number of bacteria, so the owner of a fluffy lump can personally infect a pet.
Another reason for vaccinating the BritishThe kitten needs to be done without fail - these are cats and rats, who often live in the cellars of apartment buildings. These homeless animals are carriers of dangerous diseases. Yes, kittens will not hunt rats, but they can contact surfaces on which rodents have walked or on which traces of their vital functions have remained. The chance of catching a viral disease in this case is very high. And it is not necessary to bear in mind that the pet does not cross the threshold of the apartment. You will not be able to follow it all the time. A smart creature can easily slip away if your child, say, does not cover the door tightly. Or you yourself will carry an infection into your house, as mentioned above.
Yes there is an entrance! An animal can catch an infection even during a visit to a vet. In the process of long waiting in the queue, he will be in the same room with infectious relatives. In addition, not all doctors carefully wipe tables after other patients.
There are also a number of reasons why vaccinations for a British kitten should still be done, even if the risk of contracting a fluff is minimized. Let's discuss all the pros and cons of vaccination.
In addition to a healthy life, a kittenall necessary vaccinations have been made, they have the opportunity to participate in exhibitions and go on long trips with their master. If during a stay on a suburban site it will be scratched or bitten by a cat or a dog, then its organism will sustainably transfer a possible infection and prevent it from spreading.
If the owner of a pedigreed cat wants to continue his family, then he must provide the relevant documents, and only then start breeding kittens.
However, in fairness, it is worth mentioning some of the shortcomings of vaccinations.
There is a tiny probability (less than 1%) thatAfter vaccination, the kitten will begin to suffer from side effects. Some babies showed drowsiness, decreased activity and appetite. However, all these unpleasant consequences take place in about a day.
In a particular case, the kitten may developan allergic reaction to the drug that he was administered. For example, laryngeal edema may occur, severe itching, vomiting and diarrhea. Then you should contact a specialist as soon as possible.
What infections do cats suffer from?
The British are subject to the same infectious diseases as their other relatives.
Among them are:
- Hypervirus and Kalicivirus infections. In this case, the animal suffers from respiratory tract infection, conjunctivitis and joint problems.
- Pannelopenia. Most often this disease is called a feline plague. The animal loses its appetite and begins to suffer from vomiting, diarrhea and intense thirst.
- Toxoplasmosis. Outwardly, this ailment is practically not manifested. Infection occurs if the pet eats raw meat. It should be noted that this disease is dangerous not only for a four-footed pet, but for all household members.
To prevent the emergence of these dangerousailments, as well as rabies, fluffy pets should always put the appropriate injections. It remains to understand when to vaccinate the British kittens. And also consider the possibility of vaccination at home.
If we talk about the age at which the BritishKittens vaccinations must necessarily begin to do, then it should be noted that in this case the breed does not play a special role. As a rule, primary vaccination is performed when the baby is 2-2.5 months old. At this age, the kittens are already fully developed internal organs, but the antibodies that babies received with the mother's milk, no longer work and gradually dissolve in the blood.
Therefore, it is at this age that the firstInoculations to British kittens (and any others, too). Vaccination helps animals strengthen the immune system. Of course, in this case, the kitten's body receives a certain proportion of the virus, but it is not capable of inflicting harm on the baby.
What vaccinations do British kittens do
As a rule, primary vaccinationimplies the use of a complex of drugs from panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis and calicivirosis. To date, there are a huge number of vaccine manufacturers, but experts prefer the drugs of the following brands:
- "Multifel". This is a product of domestic production. The cost of the injection is approximately 280-300 rubles.
- "Falovax". The American drug will cost more and will cost about 700 rubles for one inoculation.
- "Nobivac". This drug is produced in the Netherlands. The cost of one injection is at least 500 rubles.
- "Quadricat". This French drug is considered the most expensive. For one shot you have to give at least 900 rubles.
So, we have already discussed what are being done by the Britishkittens vaccinated and at what age. As a rule, after 21 days after the first injection, the procedure must be repeated. According to the research, at this age all maternal antibodies are completely removed from the kitten's organism, and it needs to be stimulated again.
It is best, if during revaccination will be used the same drug as in the primary vaccination.
Also on the repeated procedure, an additional set is added to the standard set of preparations - from rabies.
How to prepare a four-pet puppy for vaccination
Immediately it is worth noting that the first inoculationBritish kitten is done only if it is absolutely healthy. Therefore, before the injection it is necessary to first visit the veterinarian and make sure that the pet does not suffer from any disease.
A few weeks before the vaccination, the kitten needsto give an anthelmintic. This is necessary in order for a fluffy baby to develop its own immunity. It also helps to get rid of parasites, if any.
In this period, you need to closely monitor the pet, more precisely, for its behavior. If the baby has a strange reaction, it is better to consult with your doctor.
As already mentioned, after vaccination, BritishKittens can suffer from side effects - some weakness and drowsiness were noticed. This is the norm. But if you notice a rash in a fluff, a swelling around the lips and eyes, itching, vomiting or diarrhea, then this may indicate an allergy to a particular drug. Urgently address to the expert!
Also it is worth considering that to relax after the first vaccination is not worth it. If the baby feels well after the injection, this does not guarantee that he will also transfer the second procedure as calmly.
The first two weeks after vaccinations willadhere to quarantine. This means that you need to exclude any contact with other animals and carefully monitor yourself. Legs after the street must be wiped. Also do not forget about washing hands. To bathe an animal during this period is strictly forbidden.
Inoculations for cats at home
Some animal owners prefersave some money and vaccinate yourself. It should be understood that such injections are different from the introduction of vitamins under the skin. Therefore, guided in this matter, video lessons from the Internet is not worth it.
Also it is necessary to take into account that preparations for vaccinesstored in special conditions under a certain temperature regime. To achieve this at home is very difficult. If in the process of vaccination even the slightest mistake is made, for an animal this can be fraught with irreparable consequences. Therefore, do not save 200-400 rubles on the health of a pet. It is better to trust professionals from a verified veterinary institution.