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Cat Vaccinations

Vaccinations are important for all domesticated cats. Whether they are strictly indoors or if they spend some time in the outdoors, having up to date vaccinations are crucial for all cats!

Does my indoor cat need to be vaccinated?


Although indoor cats can have less of a risk of coming in contact with certain viruses all pets are at risk of contracting communicable diseases. Having them up to date with vaccine allows you peace of mind that they are protected from some very serious and potentially fatal diseases.

What is FVRCP and core vaccinations for cats?


Panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis and calicivirus are known as the FVRCP vaccine and is part of the core vaccination for cats along with a vaccination for rabies.

Cats that spend time outdoors are recommended to have an additional vaccination for feline leukemia, FeLV vaccination.

How often does my adult cat need vaccination?


At North Town Veterinary Hospital, we are offering an alternative to the traditional once a year vaccination. While we recommended the rabies vaccination and examination be done annually, the FVRCP vaccine can be given up to every three years for cats with an indoor lifestyle. Please discuss your pet’s lifestyle with our veterinarian to decide what vaccination schedule is best for your cat.

Are there any risks associated with vaccines?


As with most vaccinations, there are always risks for reactions to the injection. Keeping a close eye on your pet for 24-hours after first receiving a vaccine will give you the time to see any symptoms of a reaction such as; pain, vomiting, diarrhea swelling, and extreme lethargy, have your cat brought back to the clinic. While vaccine reactions are not common, our team is trained on how to respond quickly, as well as to help prevent another reaction in the future.

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

As part of this commitment, effective immediately, North Town 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 we are limiting the amount of clients permitted inside of our building. We have initiated a semi- open door policy to allow one person inside the hospital while your pet is here for a scheduled exam. One person is also permitted inside the hospital for surgical drop offs. Our emergency services remain closed door to clients as our building does not allow for proper social distancing while waiting for the veterinarian. Please call 905-451-2000 when you arrive for your appointment, surgical drop off or emergency service to gain further direction from one of our team members. You can also place an order for pet food through our Online Store by visiting our website.

IMPORTANT NOTICE - OVERNIGHT CLOSURES
Due to the current veterinarian shortage in our industry, our emergency service will be closed overnight starting at 7:00 pm on the following dates: September 3, 2021 | September 4, 2021 | September 17, 2021 | September 18, 2021 | September 19, 2021 | September 26, 2021

For any after-hour emergencies, please refer to this list of clinics/hospitals.

EMERGENCY CASES

- If possible, please call us at 905-451-2000 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 stay in your vehicle in our parking lot and call 905-451-2000, and we'll come to you.

- If you do not have a phone or your pet's emergency is immediately life-threatening, please come to the front door and ring the bell.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.