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misskitty123 posted:
I have a 7 week old kitty. How old do I have to wait for the first shot and to get her fix so she do have baby's
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Violets_are_Blue responded:
Check with your regular veterinarian for both questions. Many vets will start kitten vaccinations around 8 weeks old (feline upper respiratory diseases) and then do 2 sets of boosters every 3-4 weeks afterwards (feline upper respiratory and feline leukemia for the second round and feline upper respiratory, feline leukemia, and rabies the third round). Some like to start around 6 weeks and do 2-3 boosters of the same vaccinations. These are core vaccines and some vets may reccommend other vaccinations depending on the area you live in.

As for spaying/neutering, many vets are more comfortable at different ages. Some vets will spay or neuter as young as 8 weeks or as long as the kitten is a certain weight. Others will wait until about 5-6 months to do so because of their policies. You can ask this question when you call up the clinic to make an appointment for her first shots or ask the doctor when you are there.
 
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misskitty123 replied to Violets_are_Blue's response:
Thank you for the information and where can I get them done for low cost ?
 
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Violets_are_Blue replied to misskitty123's response:
You can check around with a humane society or animal shelter for low cost clinics. If they do not do the procedures themselves, they'll be able to point you in a direction of who does. Easiest way is to search 'low cost clinics' online with your city in the search as well. Some of them will have the cost of the procedures on their web pages. Pet stores may also have info on low cost clinics as well (the Petco in our city will have fliers for low cost clinics being held over the weekends sometimes).
 
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Ernie Ward, DVM responded:
The first, and most important, thing your kitty should have is a Feline Leukemia / Feline AIDS test. Spaying is typically performed at around 4 to 6 months of age.


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