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cat-vaccinations

Cat Vaccinations

Even though cats are now officially the most popular pet in North America, they are the pet that is the least likely to be brought in to the veterinarian for preventative and routine health care. This is very disheartening, as it is well documented that routine prevention (examinations, vaccinations, and blood work for example) can add years to your cat’s life.

Does my indoor cat need to be vaccinated?

Keeping a cat indoors is strongly recommended, as it can increase the healthy, happy time you have with your kitty (on average) by 7 years! Although it is true for keeping your kitty inside decreases their risk of contracting an infectious disease, it does not make them immune. Stray neighbourhood cats, human fomite transmission, and environmental contamination are serious concerns in the indoor unvaccinated cat. We strongly recommend that cats (and all pets) be vaccinated based on the current CVMA guidelines to keep them healthy and happy.

What is FVRCP and core vaccine for cats?

FVRCP is the core vaccine given to all cats in North America. It provides immunity to three viruses: rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia, with the addition of chlamydia psittaci depending on your location. These viruses are the most common transmissible viruses in cats and can cause very serious disease and even death if your pet contracts them without protection. Other core vaccines include feline leukemia and rabies.

How often does my adult cat need vaccination?

Adult feline vaccine durations vary. Leukemia is annual, and FVRCP and rabies are given on a 3-year rotation to minimize the number of injections per visit.

Are there any risk associated with vaccines?

Vaccines are very safe. We will be happy to discuss any concerns you may have for your individual pet.

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Last updated: January 6, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made 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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED


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 Moncton Animal Hospital