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Kitten Vaccination

Kitten Vaccinations

Vaccinating your kitten is the first step you can take as a pet owner to make sure your kitten is healthy and protected against potential illnesses. The vaccines recommended to you by your vet depend upon your pet’s lifestyle and individual needs. There are core vaccines, ones which every cat should receive regardless of lifestyle, and non-core vaccines that rely on your cat’s risk factors.

Vaccinations are recommended because they allow a cat’s body to create antibodies against a collection of different diseases without experiencing the symptoms or becoming ill – this means that if they do become exposed to the actual disease, their body is already prepared to fight it off.

When should kittens get their first vaccination?


Kittens receive their first vaccinations at 8 weeks of age and receive booster vaccines at 12 and 16 weeks of age.

How often does my kitten need to be vaccinated?


Kittens should be vaccinated three times (8, 12 and 16 weeks of age) and then yearly.

Does my kitten only need core vaccines?


What type of vaccines your kitten needs will depend on their lifestyle. Whether they’re an indoor or outdoor cat and what elements they can be exposed to.

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Last updated: July 14, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 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

3. OPERATING HOURS

Starting June 8, we are available to serve you and your pets during the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm*
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

*On weekdays we will be closed for 1 hour in the afternoon in order to catch up on communications with our clients. This is a temporary measure. Thank you for your understanding.


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 Spryfield Animal Hospital