Vaccinations for Kittens and Cats

Vaccines protect your feline friend from preventable diseases. Getting your cat vaccinated can improve their quality of life. Preventative treatments are less expensive for you to protect your pet.

When should my cat or kitten be vaccinated?

Kittens should begin vaccination when they are about 6 to 8-weeks-old. Kitten vaccinations should continue until they are 6-months-old. Once they have completed their kitten series vaccines they should receive booster shots.

What vaccinations are recommended for my cat/kitten?

Core vaccines for your cat/kitten include:

  • Rabies
  • Feline viral rhinotracheitis (feline herpes virus)
  • Feline distemper (panleukopenia)
  • Feline calicivirus

    When they get older they need booster shots for all of their kitten shots. Your cat may also be recommended to receive non-core vaccines like bordetella and feline leukemia. These are recommended based on the likelihood of your feline friend being impacted by certain diseases.

    What can I expect when my cat/kitten is vaccinated?

    Some cats experience minor side effects after being vaccinated. The reactions are short-term and should clear up within two days. Your cat may become weak, lose their appetite, have a fever or experience soreness at the injection site. If you have concerns about their symptoms please do not think twice to call our team for more instructions.

  • Last updated: July 30, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    Based on the latest provincial guidelines for veterinary practices, 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

  • We are allowing 1 client per household to accompany the pet to their appointment.
  • Face masks are only required in the exam room and must be worn properly.
  • Continue to socially distance when interacting with others.
  • 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. 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.

    4. OPERATING HOURS

    Clearview Dog & Cat Hospital:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    East Hill Dog & Cat Hospital:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Clearview/East Hill Dog & Cat Hospital