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Kitten Vaccinations

Kittens, like adult cats, require vaccines to properly develop immunity against certain diseases. Kittens, however, require a different vaccine protocol to properly develop a strong, long-lasting immunity. The optimal time to administer kitten vaccines is at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age. At all three of these age intervals, your kitten will require a dose of the FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Feline Calicivirus and Feline Panleukopenia) combo vaccine. The Feline Leukemia vaccine can be given at 12 weeks and requires a booster vaccine at 16 weeks. Rabies vaccines can be given to cats starting at 16 weeks of age and will require revaccination yearly or every 3 years, depending on their lifestyle.

How often does my kitten need to be vaccinated?


Your kitten will need to be vaccinated once a month for the first three sets of vaccines, starting at 8 weeks of age. After the third set of vaccines at 16 weeks of age, your cat will require annual vaccines to keep their immune system functioning optimally.

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Last updated: May 25, 2020

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, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

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. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday & 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 Airdrie Animal Health Centre