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Many cat diseases can be prevented with the use of regular vaccinations. The type and frequency of vaccinations are dependent on your cat’s lifestyle. Have a discussion with your veterinarian about what is the most appropriate strategy to keep your cat healthy.
Although the risk of exposure to disease is much more limited, cats confined indoors are still at risk for developing some diseases that can be prevented with vaccines. Your cat may be exposed to these diseases from contamination of an owner’s hands or clothes or from materials brought into the home. It is therefore very important to keep even indoor-only cats up to date with their vaccinations.
What are FVRCP and core vaccines for cats?
The FVRCP vaccine is a combination vaccine which provides protection against three very serious cat diseases: (1) Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis or better known as Feline Herpes Virus, (2) Feline Calicivirus, and (3) Feline Panleukopenia Virus. Vaccination against Rabies virus is also considered a core vaccine. Outside of the core vaccines is protection against Feline Leukemia Virus, which should be done if your cat goes outside, lives in a house with other cats who may be infected, or if your cat goes to a kennel.
How often does my adult cat need to be vaccinated?
Cats should be treated on an individual basis according to their lifestyle and risks. It is best to speak with your vet and decide how to best protect your animal.
Are there any risks associated with cat vaccines?
Vaccination of healthy cats is considered a safe and very important step in preventing illness. Occasionally, cats will develop a fever and lethargy or discomfort at the site of vaccination. Rarely, cats may have an allergic reaction to the vaccine which may cause vomiting or diarrhea, laboured breathing, and the development of hives.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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, 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 - 5:30 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 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!
- Your dedicated team at Prevost Veterinary Clinic