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Cat Vaccinations

Vaccines are the best defence against preventable diseases. They stimulate the immune system to protect your cat throughout their life. Vaccinations have increased the life span and decreased deaths in millions of cats. They also prevent disease for humans as rabies is transmissible to people too.

Does my indoor cat need to be vaccinated?


Yes. Cats that are indoors ideally should be vaccinated for FVRCP, Rabies and Feline Leukemia. While indoor cats are not usually in danger of contracting rabies or leukemia, they could be in contact with a new cat to the household or escape from the house, where they could be at risk.

What are FVRCP and core vaccines for cats?


At McKnight, we believe that all vaccines are core vaccines for cats. The FVRCP (Core vaccines include Panleukopenia (Feline Distemper), Feline Calicivirus, Feline Herpesvirus (Rhinotracheitis), Feline Leukemia, and Rabies are all important vaccines to have.

How often does my adult cat need to be vaccinated?


Most vaccines can be on a rotation every 3 years but Rabies is yearly.

Are there any risks associated with cat vaccines?


Some side effects may include but are not limited to; fever, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, lameness, hives, swelling or redness around the injection site. Most cats do not experience any side effects.

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McKnight Veterinary Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

As part of this commitment, effective immediately, McKnight Veterinary Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocol to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building.

EMERGENCY CASES

If possible, please call us at 403.457.0911

to let us know you are on the way so that we can be prepared to meet you upon your arrival at the hospital. When you arrive, please come up to the door with your pet. We will be out to help you as soon as possible.

Prescription and food will be available for pick-up between 8:00 am - 8:00 pm. This will allow our team to focus on emergencies overnight.

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.

Reminder: Wait times are very long so please be patient with us as we do our best to accommodate everyone. Polite and courteous treatment of staff is required. We are trying our best to provide care for your pets. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

- Your McKnight Veterinary Team