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Vaccines for Kittens & Cats

Protection for your feline companion against transmissible diseases.

Vaccinations are a safe and effective way to ensure your pet is protected against various contractible diseases that can sometimes be fatal. We recommend starting your pet's vaccines during their first few weeks of life. This is usually after the effectiveness of the antibodies passed on from their mom during nursing has decreased.

Does every pet have the same vaccination plan?

Some vaccination plans could be similar, but pets don't always have the same plan. Your pet's vaccination plan is tailored specifically to their needs, based on their risk factors of contracting certain diseases. Some vaccines (core) are recommended for all pets, with rabies being mandated under law. Others (non-core) are administered only if your pet meets specific criteria. Pets that live in a high-risk environment with higher than average rates of a particular disease are good candidates for non-core vaccines. To learn more about core and non-core vaccines, give us a call at 905-877-2258.

Which vaccines will my pet need?

We usually determine a vaccination plan for kittens within their first few weeks of life during their checkups. It's vital to ensure your pet follows their vaccination plan so they can have the full effects of the vaccination. Adult cats must also stay up-to-date with booster vaccines to sustain their immunity against diseases. The frequency of your pet's boosters depends on the specific vaccination. Some vaccines we routinely administer include:

  • Rabies
  • Rhinotracheitis (herpes virus)
  • Calicivirus
  • Panleukopenia (distemper)
  • Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) - based on risk
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