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.

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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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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

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 416.423.3042. 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, 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: Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, & closed Saturday to Sunday

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.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

6. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

7. 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 Coxwell Animal Clinic