We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
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.
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.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
The following changes are effective as of Monday, March 23, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 403.527.2829. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan.
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, continuing with some surgeries, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours as of April 21, 2020: Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Saturday & Sunday: Closed.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, please visit our website.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.
- Your dedicated team at Crossroads Animal Hospital