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Vaccinations for Kittens and Cats

Vaccines are essential to keep your pets safe. Here at Golf Glen Veterinary Clinic we provide all the vaccines required by law for kittens and cats. In addition to mandatory vaccines, our team will dedicate time to becoming familiar with your pet in order to decide what additional vaccines they need. When recommending vaccines we consider age, health and the lifestyle of your furry friend. We encourage you to reach out to us so we can create a vaccine program for your pet. If you require more information on kitten or cat vaccines call us at 905.727.3003

When should my cat or kitten be vaccinated?

The timeline for feline vaccinations are made for indoor cats or kittens. If you have an outdoor pet the schedule may be a little different and you should contact a veterinarian for guidance. Kittens should begin vaccinations at 6-weeks-old and continue until they are 16-weeks-old.

At 6- to 10-weeks-old your kitten should receive their FVRCP (Panleukopenia, Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus) shot.

At 11- to 14-weeks-old: FVRCP and Feline Leukemia vaccines

At 16-weeks-old and over they should get vaccinated against: FVRCP, Feline Leukemia and Rabies.

Adult cats should receive booster shots one year after completing the kitten series of vaccines. Booster shots may include FVRCP, Rabies, Leukemia and Feline Distemper.

What should I expect when my cat or kitten is vaccinated?

Your pet’s reaction to receiving their vaccines may be different from others. Vaccines play a very important role in protecting your furry friend from many diseases. Plus, the chances of them having side effects after vaccination are small. Your cat or kitten may experience lethargy, loss of appetite, fever or swelling at the injection site. These effects are completely normal and should go away within 48 hours.

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Last updated: August 5, 2021

Dear Clients,

Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. Based on the current provincial changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed
    Note: We are closed the Saturdays of long weekends.

    4. NEW PET OWNERS

    Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Golf Glen Veterinary Clinic