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Cat getting a vaccination

Cat Vaccinations

Vaccinations are an important part of the annual physical exam provided for cats. Vaccines help combat feline diseases that can be deadly to your pet, and a strong immune system is key.

Does my indoor cat need to be vaccinated?

Yes, your indoor cat needs to be vaccinated. Rabies, legally must be done due to it being zoonotic and there are other diseases where the cat does not need direct contact to be exposed.

What are FVRCP and core vaccines for cats?

Answer: FVRCP is feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia. It is the cat booster. Viral rhinotracheitis and calicivirus are both upper respiratory viruses. Panleukopenia or feline distemper is also a virus that can be fatal in kittens. Rabies also is a viral disease that affects the brain.

How often does my adult cat need to be vaccinated?

Adult cats need to be vaccinated every 3 years for rabies. The feline FVRCP booster is every 2 years, and the leukemia vaccine should be given one time a year.

Are there any risks associated with cat vaccines?

Major risks associated with cat vaccines are fibrosarcoma (a type of cancer), especially in leukemia and some rabies vaccines. Allergic reactions can also be present.

Last updated: December 2, 2020

Dear Clients,

Due to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario, we want to continue to keep our staff as well as our clients safe and healthy. As such, we have updated our protocols effective immediately.

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

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday (for food sales only): 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Appointments are seen Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm. Food sales are serviced weekly between 8am-9am and 5pm-6pm and on Saturdays from 9am-1pm.

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

- Your dedicated team at Queensway Veterinary Hospital