Feline Vaccines 101

Understanding your cat’s vaccines is an important part of being a pet parent. Whether you have a brand new kitty starting their vaccine series or keeping your adult cat’s up-to-date for the rest of their life, vaccines are essential to protecting your pets from potentially deadly diseases. 

We asked Erin Sermo, a Licensed Veterinary Technician on the Petzey network, to lay out everything you need to know about pet vaccines. Here are different vaccines for cat which include core (needed and/or the law) and non-core/lifestyle vaccines (based on possible exposure).

We will break down what vaccines are best for your pet and how often to get a booster. 

From general health questions to urgent concerns, use the Petzey app to talk or video chat with a licensed vet professional to get answers in minutes. If a trip to the vet clinic or hospital is needed, we’ll help find ones near you.

All vaccines and guidelines differ from state to state and practice preferences. Talk to your veterinarian or use Petzey to consult with a licensed vet professional to get all the info you need in your area.

Erin Sermo, LVT

Erin Sermo, LVT

I'm from Walla Walla, WA born and raised! I have been a Licensed Veterinary Technician since 2012, but have worked at a vet clinic since I was 14 years old. I have 3 kiddos: one 2-legged human named Iris, one 3-legged Chihuahua/Pug named Clover, and one 4-legged Border Collie/Corgi named Mater.   

Got questions about your pet’s vaccines? Use Petzey to talk or video chat with a licensed vet professional to get answers right away, all for only $20 a consultation.

This information is offered for informational and educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace traditional veterinary medical advice or create a veterinarian-client-patient relationship. You should not change your pet’s care or treatment on the basis of this information. If you think your pet requires emergency assistance, you should take your pet to the nearest emergency veterinary hospital.