When you adopt a cat, it is very much like adopting another family member. This family member cannot speak for itself, or make decisions for itself.
Just like humans, cats can fall ill and are prone to certain viruses. These viruses are harmful and in some cases fatal to your cat, especially kittens or older cats. Vaccinations limit the spread and severity of these viruses and their symptoms.
What exactly is a vaccination?
Vaccinations are a way to prevent your cat from getting sick from common viruses. The way a vaccine works is by triggering antibodies for the infection and promoting your cat’s body to fight the invading pathogens.
Harmless parts of the virus, or a weakened version is introduced into the cat’s bloodstream. This weakened version prompts the immune system to make anti-bodies. The weakened or deconstructed version of the virus does not cause the disease in the cat or kitten, but it does give your fur baby the tools to fight the virus if it comes in contact with it.
Vaccines are a safe and effective way to prevent your cat from getting ill and to help stem the spread of diseases. The vet will examine your cat before any vaccination is administered. No vaccination will be administered if your cat is not healthy.