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. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these 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

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 Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

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