The Cost of Kitten Vaccinations

Injections For Kittens (& Cats)- Explaining What is Involved

In our two practices at PetCare Vets we offer three different vaccination programs for kittens & cats. They are called:
  1. The Basic Course
  2. The Standard Course
  3. The Advanced Course
Neither a kitten nor a cat should be vaccinated unless it is absolutely healthy. If you have any doubts at all about your pet's health you should let us examine your pet and be assured of a good health status.
If you are happy, your pet is active, play, eating and does not have any diarrhoea or vomiting, then let him settle in at home for 24-48 hours and observe him. We are more than happy to perform initial health check of new pets completely free of charge. This also gives us an excellent opportunity to take some time to discuss and explain the complexities of vaccination programs which you may find a little daunting. It is also an ideal time to discuss such things as:
  1. Worm treatments
  2. Fea treatment & prevention
  3. Insurance
  4. Age for neutering
 
We have a video about vaccinations in cats to which you will be taken if you click here.
We have many other videos available for viewing on related veterinary topics. If you click here "PetCare Videos" you will be shown a list of them to choose from. If you want to discuss anything you see please ring us - our numbers are shown just below.
These videos are intended for the situation in the USA. Protocols are different there because the threats are different. If you are unsure, again please contact us.
We also have some downloadable information sheets about vaccines in cats which you can view by clicking here.
Again we have many other info sheets which you can read or download by clicking the PetCare Handouts icon seen on the right.
If you would like to take advantage of our free health check scheme and for one of our qualified vets to check your new kitten or cat, then please call us on the following numbers for an appointment. If you simply have a matter you are not sure about, please do not hesitate to contact us .
Lea Green & Amber Veterinary Centres

For Directions to find us click here
Lea Green Vet Centre

251 Wellington Road North
Heaton Chapel
Stockport    SK4 2RQ

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Amber Vet Centre

1084 Stockport Road
Levenshulme
Manchester    M19 2SU


Please ring one of the freephone numbers shown above to make an appointment or for advice

The Basic Kitten or Cat Vaccination Course

Basic course costs 29.90 in total and includes the following components:
  1. A full health check by a veterinarian.
  2. Advice on requirements for worm treatments and fleas.
  3. Four weeks free health insurance from Petplan.

  4. Between 6 and 12 weeks of age, a vaccination injection protecting against:
    • Feline enteritis (also called panleucopaenia),
    • Calici virus (The first of the two most serious cat flu viruses)
    • Rhinotracheitis virus (The second of the two serious cat flu viruses)
  5. At 12 weeks of age or later the above vaccination is repeated, that is:
    • Feline enteritis (also called panleucopaenia),
    • Calici virus (The first of the two most serious cat flu viruses)
    • Rhinotracheitis virus (The second of the two serious cat flu viruses)

The type of vaccine used for this course, in order to make it work, contains what is called an "adjuvant". Vaccines with adjuvants are easier and cheaper to make. However, there is some evidence that the inflammation caused by the adjuvant in the skin as it works, can in rare cases, produce a type of malignant cancer. In this practice, we think that adjuvanted vaccines should only be used where the cost is of major & primary concern - this vaccine is far better than having no vaccine at all - the risk of the cancer developing is infinitely less than the chances of your cat catching infectious enteritis or cat flu.
If you want to compare the prices of our vaccines with others on the web you need to be sure you are comparing like with like. When comparing, you need to know the following:
Which diseases are being protected against and included in the vaccine course? In our vaccine courses are:

  • Infectious enteritis or panleucopaenia
  • Calici virus
  • Rhinotracheitis virus
  • Feline Leucaemia

You also need to determine if the vaccine course contains and depends on an adjuvant, and so creating problems later on in life.

The Standard Kitten or Cat Vaccination Course.


The Standard course costs £ 39.90 in total.
The standard course includes the following components:

  1. A full health check by a veterinarian.
  2. Advice on worm treatments and fleas with the treatments included
  3. Four weeks free health insurance from Petplan.
  4. Between 6 and 12 weeks of age, a vaccination injection protecting against:
    • Feline enteritis (also called panleucopaenia),
    • Calici virus (The first of the two most serious cat flu viruses)
    • Rhinotracheitis virus (The second of the two serious cat flu viruses)
  5. At 12 weeks of age or later the above vaccination is repeated, that is:
    • Feline enteritis (also called panleucopaenia),
    • Calici virus (The first of the two most serious cat flu viruses)
    • Rhinotracheitis virus (The second of the two serious cat flu viruses)
  6. Free Microchip and implantation (for identification if lost) is includedwith the final injection


Please Note:
The Basic and Standard courses shown above, may appear to be exactly the same apart from the price - note this when comparing prices between sites.
However, the vaccine type we use for our standard course, DOES NOT contains an "adjuvant". (See above for details about adjuvants). The vaccine we use is called "PureVax" and is made by Merial Animal Health Ltd.. It is the only vaccine currently available that does not contain an adjuvant and therefore there is absolutely no risk of it producing a cancer at its injection site. This vaccine is more expensive to make and hence the higher cost.

The Advanced Kitten or Cat Vaccination Course.


The Advanced course costs £56.50 in total.

The advanced course includes the following:
  1. A full health check by a veterinarian.
  2. Advice on worm treatments and fleas with the treatments included
  3. Four weeks free health insurance from Petplan.
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  5. Between 6 and 12 weeks of age, a vaccination injection protecting against:
    • Feline Enteritis (also called Panleucopaenia),
    • Calici virus (The first of the two most serious cat flu viruses)
    • Rhinotracheitis Virus (The second of the two serious cat flu viruses)
    • Feline Leucaemia Virus
  6. At 12 weeks of age or later the above vaccination is repeated, that is:
    • Feline enteritis (also called panleucopaenia),
    • Calici virus (The first of the two most serious cat flu viruses)
    • Rhinotracheitis virus (The second of the two serious cat flu viruses)
    • Feline Leucaemia Virus
  7. Free Microchip and implantation (for identification if lost) is included with the final injection


Again, the vaccine type we use for our advanced course, DOES NOT contains an "adjuvant". (See above for details about adjuvants). The vaccine we use is called "PureVax" and is made by Merial. It is the only vaccine currently available that does not contain an adjuvant and therefore there is absolutely no risk of it producing a cancer at its injection site. This vaccine is more expensive to make and hence the higher cost.

Other Vaccines.


Other vaccines are available for cats in the UK. The first is Rabies Vaccine. Since the UK is currently free of Rabies this vaccine is currently unnecessary.
There is also a vaccine to protect agains Chlamidia infections, which cause a severe conjunctivitis in cats. These are generally only used and required in households with many cats or breeding colonies where a problem with this disease has already developed and has been a problem.