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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Cat Vaccinations

Vaccines trigger protective immune responses in pets and prepare them to fight exposure to infections from disease-causing agents. Vaccines can lessen the severity of diseases, or prevent infection altogether. Pets should be vaccinated to protect them from many highly contagious and deadly diseases. Even though some formerly common diseases have now become uncommon, vaccination is still highly recommended because these dangerous disease agents continue to be present in the environment. In the city of Toronto, it is required by law that all dogs and cats be regularly vaccinated against rabies.

Does my indoor cat need to be vaccinated?

Yes! Even if your cat doesn’t go outside, it can still be susceptible to some diseases that we can bring inside to them. They also may come into contact with another animal when sitting in the open the window or while on a balcony. There is always the possibility that your cat may escape to the outdoors. Bats are known carriers of rabies and can quickly fly into homes or onto balconies, so even an indoor cat could be exposed to them.

What is FVRCP and core vaccine for cats?

FVRCP and rabies are considered core vaccines for cats. FVR – Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, C – Calicivirus and P – Panleukopenia, are administered in one combination vaccine once every three years. Rabies is given once a year. For outdoor cats, the Leukemia vaccine is also recommended.

How often does my adult cat need vaccination?

FVR- Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, C- Calicivirus and P- Panleukopenia, are administered in one combination vaccine once every three years. Rabies is given once a year, as well as the Leukemia vaccine.

Are there any risk associated with vaccines?

Vaccine reactions are very rare. If there is a concern or if this is the first time being vaccinated, we recommend vaccinating earlier in the day so that if your cat has a reaction, the clinic is still open to help. Sometimes a veterinarian may pre-treat before vaccinating to minimize a reaction. A small painless lump could also appear at the injection site which will disappear in a week or two.

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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