Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
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.
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.
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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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 Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 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!