Vaccinations for Kittens and Cats

Congratulations on your feline bundle of joy! In between the hugs and kisses, don’t forget to book your kitten’s vaccination appointment as soon as possible. This way, they can start their life on the best paw, with a strong immunity against harmful diseases and parasites. Call us at 905-438-0664 to schedule your pet’s vaccines. 

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What vaccines do kittens need?

Vaccines are either core (mandatory) or non-core (optional and recommended according to lifestyle). Below are injections your pet will need:

  • Core: 
    • Rabies
    • Feline viral rhinotracheitis
    • Feline distemper
    • Calicivirus 
  • Non-Core: 
    • Bordetella bronchiseptica
    • FeLV (for adult cats)

When should my kitten be vaccinated?

Kittens can start their immunization series as early as 6 to 8-weeks-old. There are 3 vaccinations in the kitten series and they should be done 3-4 weeks apart.

Do adult cats still need vaccines?

Yes. From a human perspective, we may think of vaccines as something we get in our childhood. For pets, vaccines and booster shots are a lifelong affair. Depending on the specific vaccine, they will need re-injections once every year or once every 3 years.

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