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Cat Vaccinations

Cat Vaccinations

The importance of vaccinations and the overall health and longevity of your cat cannot be understated. Cat vaccinations have been medically proven to combat the transmission of crippling and fatal feline diseases.

Does my indoor cat need to be vaccinated?


Cat and kitten vaccines are dependent on several factors including indoor and outdoor living conditions and also if there are pre-existing medical conditions. You should always discuss these factors with your veterinarian to help determine what your cat’s vaccine schedule should be.

What are FVRCP and core vaccines for cats?


Core vaccinations for cats help combat upper respiratory diseases. It consists of RCP~ Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia (feline distemper), and Rabies.

How often does my adult cat need to be vaccinated?


Core vaccines for an adult cat that has had all the previous recommended kitten vaccines are vaccinated every 3 years. The rabies vaccine after it has been given in the first year as a kitten will then be administered every 3 years. A wellness exam is still recommended to be done on a yearly basis.

Are there any risks associated with cat vaccines?


Vaccinations stimulate your cat or kitten’s immune system to create protection from infectious diseases. It can cause mild symptoms such as soreness at the injection site, fever, or allergic reactions. The benefits of vaccinating your cat greatly outweigh the risks. As with any medical procedure, there is a small chance of negative side effects.

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Last updated: May 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the 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. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 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 Crossroads Animal Hospital