Vaccines for Kittens & Cats

Protect your feline friend from deadly diseases with a vaccination plan.

Congratulations on your new feline companion! We are delighted to support you in keeping your loyal companion healthy. The first few months are a critical period in a kitten's development, and vaccinations are one of the most important tools to help them grow into a healthy cat. Schedule your pet's first veterinary visit as soon as possible so we can discuss nutrition, training, behaviour and disease prevention.

When should my cat or kitten be vaccinated?

In most cases, when you adopt a kitten, they already have some vaccines. However, they will still need to receive more vaccines at different stages of their development. If your pet doesn't have any of their vaccines, our team will start the kitten series when they are 8-weeks-old and continue until they are 16-weeks-old. When your cat is an adult, they will still need boosters throughout their life so they stay immune from harmful diseases. Each vaccine provides immunity for a different amount of time, so your pet may need boosters every 1 to 3 years. Our team will schedule your pet's boosters to ensure they are fully protected.

Which vaccines are recommended for cats/kittens?

We will make sure your new pet is protected against Rabies and Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia (FVRCP). Depending on your cat's risk, we may also advise vaccinating them against other diseases such as Feline Leukemia virus (FeLV).

Is vaccination necessary for indoor cats?

Yes, indoor cats still need to be vaccinated. Diseases and parasites can enter the home in various ways through other pets and humans. Also, there is no guarantee that an indoor cat will spend all their time inside the confines of your home. To set up an appointment to vaccinate your indoor cat, give us a call at 780-967-2967.

Are there any risks associated with vaccination?

It depends on your pet. Some cats will have mild reactions when they receive a vaccine. It is normal for pets to experience lethargy, fever, skin rashes or swelling at the injection site for a few hours. The symptoms usually go away after 48 hours.

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