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Kitten Vaccinations

It is important to fully vaccinate your kitten to help provide immunity against diseases and infectious organisms. For their first few weeks of life, they have some protective immunity they received from their mother, but as they age, the immunity needs to be boostered. Vaccines are given at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age.

When do kittens get their first shots?

Kittens should receive their 1st FVRCP vaccine at eight-weeks-old. This vaccine should be boostered every four weeks until 16 weeks of age. At 16 weeks, they will also receive their Rabies vaccine.

How often do my kittens need vaccines?

Kitten need three sets of vaccines in their first year, then yearly administration of the rabies vaccine and three-year administration of FVRCP.

Does my kitten need only core vaccines?

If your kitten is going to be an indoor cat, then vaccination against FVRCP and rabies is sufficient. If you plan to let them outside, we strongly recommend adding the FELV – Feline Leukemia Virus to their vaccine schedule.

Are there any risk associated with vaccines?

Although vaccine reactions are rare, they do occur. During your vaccine visit, your veterinarian will discuss the signs and risks of vaccine reactions. If your kitten has a history of vaccine reactions, there are precautions available to decrease the risk of reaction.

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Upcoming Clinic Events - September 2019

We have some exciting events coming up here at the clinic! Check them out below. 

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Last updated: October 5, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Thursday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


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 Coxwell Animal Clinic