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Kitten Vaccinations

A great start in your kitten’s life involves being properly vaccinated to keep them safe from transmittable diseases. Aside from their health, preventative vaccination can save you on the expense and heartbreak of going through hospitalized treatment. We will work with you to determine which vaccinations are needed depending on your pet’s lifestyle.

When do kittens get their first shots?


A typical schedule for kitten vaccinations is at 8, 12, and 16 weeks of age, however, some kittens will come with their first vaccination. At that point, their next vaccination should be 4 weeks after the previous one until they have had a series of 3 total vaccination visits. The rabies vaccination is typically given at the final kitten visit and can’t be given before 14 weeks of age (if your kitten is on a 6, 10, 14-week schedule).

Does my kitten need only core vaccines?


All kittens need the core vaccines of FVRCP and Rabies. For cats that go outdoors, the Feline Leukemia vaccination (a non-core vaccination) is recommended.

Are there any risks associated with vaccines?


Vaccine reactions are extremely rare, and a significant majority of cats do not have any issues. There may be some self-limiting pain at the injection site that tends to go away in a couple of days.

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Last updated: July 23, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures.

We are continuing to see all cases by appointment only including pets in need of vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, parasite prevention, and more.

Beginning June 22, 2020, clients are able to come into the hospital with their pets with the following restrictions:

SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

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.

OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 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 Kingston Veterinary Clinic