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Vaccinations for Kittens and Cats

Vaccines are a simple and inexpensive way of protecting your cats and kittens. Being a good pet owner means that you must meet your responsibility of having them vaccinated. If your pet falls behind on their vaccine schedule, they may be vulnerable to several serious diseases. It’s important to be up-to-date and on time with their vaccination schedules. To keep our patients on track our clinic has a vaccination program that you can enroll your pet in. To learn more about our vaccine wellness program please call 403.936.4571

When should my kitten or cat be vaccinated?

Kittens should start their vaccines at 6-weeks-old and continue until they are 16-weeks-old. Between 6 to 10-weeks-old your kitten should receive their FVRCP shot. At 11 to 14-weeks-old they should be given feline leukemia shots and FVRCP. At 16 weeks or older your kitten can receive the rabies, FVRCP and feline leukemia vaccines.

A year after completing kitten vaccines adult cats should get booster shots. Adult cats may need feline distemper, rabies, FVRCP and leukemia vaccines. These are administered once every year or once every three years, depending on the specific vaccine.

Does my indoor cat/kitten need to be vaccinated?

Yes! The vaccination timeline is tabled based on household cats. Staying indoors does not make your pet immune to diseases. Some germs are airborne and your cat can pick them up. They can also get illnesses from other pets in the household, or parasites that make their way inside your home.

What can I expect after my kitten/cat has been vaccinated?

Some cats may experience mild side effects. The effects your pet may experience are significantly less in comparison to the pain they would have without the vaccines. Your cats may develop fever, hives, lose their appetite or have diarrhea after they get a shot. We welcome you to call us if you become concerned about any side effects.

Last updated: Sept 17, 2021

Dear Clients,

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. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    4. 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!

    - The team at Langdon Veterinary Clinic