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Cat Vaccinations

Vaccinating your feline friends will help to protect them against potentially life-threatening diseases. Our veterinarian will create a vaccination protocol based on your cat’s age, health status and lifestyle.

Does my indoor cat need to be vaccinated?


Your veterinarian will suggest the best protocol for you and your pet. If your pet may accidentally get outside or is in contact with domestic or wild animals, then this could create potential risks.

Which vaccines are available for cats?


FVRCP is an acronym used by veterinarians and it stands for “feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia.” Rhinotracheitis, caused by the feline herpes virus, invades the nose lining, sinuses, throat, windpipe and eye membranes. Calicivirus is a respiratory infection that affects the cat’s throat, eyes, nasal passages, mouth, and sometimes lungs, intestines and musculoskeletal system. Panleukopenia, also called feline distemper, is a highly contagious virus affecting blood cells in the intestinal tract, bone marrow, brain, and developing fetuses. Rabies is a degenerative disease that attacks the nervous system and is typically contracted from the bite of a wild animal. The FeLV vaccine stands for Feline Leukemia Virus, this virus can cause a variety of disorders from tumours, (including leukemia), to bone marrow suppression, to infection, although some infected cats may not show clinical signs for several years.

How often does my adult cat need to be vaccinated?


Adult felines should be vaccinated every 1-3 years, depending on the vaccine given, age, health and lifestyle of the cat.

Are there any risks associated with cat vaccines?


On some occasions, cats may feel tired for 24 hours after vaccination. In some cats, a small, non-painful lump may form at the site where the vaccine was injected; usually disappearing within four weeks. Treatment is usually not needed but please follow up with our team regarding any reactions or concerns.

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Last updated: September 24, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. OPEN DOOR POLICY - WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT

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 remain a 24-hour hospital, open 7 days a week

5. 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!

- Your dedicated team at 4 Paws 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital