Vaccination plays an important role in protecting your pet against harmful disease. Whether you have a fully grown cat or a kitten, routine vaccinations can help to safeguard them. Without vaccinations, your pet could be more susceptible to a wide range of life-threatening medical conditions.
What vaccinations do you offer?
Our veterinary team will recommend a vaccination plan to suit your pet. While some vaccines are essential (core), others are recommended based on your pet's specific needs (non-core). For example, some pets are more susceptible to certain diseases based on their environment or lifestyle, making them the perfect candidate for some vaccinations. The most common diseases and infections we vaccinate against include feline respiratory infection, calicivirus, rhinotracheitis, feline chlamydia psittaci, feline panleukopenia, rabies and feline leukemia. To learn more about creating a vaccination plan for your pet, please contact us at 416-245-8805.
When should my kitten get vaccinated?
Kitten vaccines are very important to help protect your pet's life and aid in reducing the risk of becoming ill long term, since their immune system isn't fully developed. Our veterinary team will provide a specific schedule based on your pet's health. However, a typical kitten vaccination schedule is:
- 8 weeks old: rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia
- 12 weeks old: rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia, chlamydia, and feline leukemia virus (FeLV)
- 16 weeks old: rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia, chlamydia, FeLV, rabies (1yr vaccine) and feline leukemia (FeLV)
- 1 year old: rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia, chlamydia, FeLV, rabies (3 yr vaccine) and leukemia for cats with high risk
Does my cat need boosters?
Cat vaccinations for fully grown pets are also very important. Vaccinations do not stop at one year old. Like with humans, cat vaccines are necessary from time to time to maintain their antibody protection against these illnesses. Generally, the goal is to ensure the pet has had all of the necessary vaccinations normally received as a kitten. At your pet's annual wellness exam, your veterinarian will discuss the specific types of vaccines necessary at that time. Adult boosters include chlamydia, FeLV and rabies.