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Brigitte Cowell

Moderator
Staff member
The problem is that at 6 weeks of age, kittens don't have enough of a functional immune system for that vaccination to do too much. They need an immune system to have an immune response to the vaccine... which is why they recommend first vaccines at 8-9 weeks.

You really will need to be super-careful about exposing her to anything, even tracking into your home. We had a sad story on a FB Savannah group the other week of a kitten brought home unvaccinated and it contracted panleukopenia and died.

You give her milk, cow's milk?
 

Robbie

Savannah Kitten
The problem is that at 6 weeks of age, kittens don't have enough of a functional immune system for that vaccination to do too much. They need an immune system to have an immune response to the vaccine... which is why they recommend first vaccines at 8-9 weeks.

You really will need to be super-careful about exposing her to anything, even tracking into your home. We had a sad story on a FB Savannah group the other week of a kitten brought home unvaccinated and it contracted panleukopenia and died.

You give her milk, cow's milk?
Is there something better under the circumstances? I love my little girl and want to provide the best care in addition to love.
 

Brigitte Cowell

Moderator
Staff member
Cow's milk is generally not well tolerated by cats, funnily enough! There are kitten milk formulas you can get at the pet store, or even "cat milk" ... they do better also with goat's milk if you can source it.