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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.

Last updated: January 5, 2022.

NOTICE: We are currently not allowing clients into the treatment rooms, and have resumed our drop off service until further notice.

OUR EMERGENCY CARE SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE:

SUNDAY to WEDNESDAY
: 24- HOUR
**Please note, there is no 24-hours urgent care services Thursday to Saturday at this time**

OUR PRIMARY CARE HOURS ARE AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT OR WALK-IN :
MONDAY TO FRIDAY: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.(Last patient intake at 3:30pm)
***No clients allowed into the appointment. Exceptions made for after-care owners.***

Our #1 concern is keeping both you and your pets safe. We are following the AHS Guidelines to keep you safe. Please keep 6 kitties apart, mask up, and sanitize when entering our premises.

We are working hard to serve you better and improve our practice. We sincerely appreciate your patience, kindness, and understanding during this time while we battle the COVID-19 Pandemic, in addition to our hospital renovations, and staff shortages.

For urgent medical help outside of our hours, please contact:

1. Fish Creek Hospital - (403) 873-1700
2. Western Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Centre - (403) 770 -1340
3. VCA Canada CARE Centre - (403) 520-8387
4. Southern Alberta Veterinary Emergency - (403) 995-3270

For non- urgent care outside of our hours, please contact:

1. Edgemont Veterinary Clinic - (403) 239-4657
2. Airdrie Animal Clinic - (403) 948-3619