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Cat Vaccinations

Vaccinations are a very important part of keeping your adult cat healthy – even for “indoor only” cats. Vaccinations are administered along with a wellness examination for your cat. Regular health check-ups are very important for your cat, especially as they age.

Does my indoor cat need to be vaccinated?


At Barriefield Animal Hospital, we recommend that all cats be up to date on vaccines. Our veterinarians will discuss the lifestyle of your cat with you and determine a specific vaccine protocol that best suits their needs. Ontario legislation specifies that all pets must be vaccinated for Rabies because of the serious human health risk from this deadly disease.

What are FVRCP and core vaccine for cats?


Core feline vaccinations include feline panleukopenia virus, feline herpesvirus, feline Calicivirus, and Rabies. Some cats, especially those that go outdoors, should also be vaccinated for feline leukemia virus.

How often does my adult cat need to be vaccinated?


Re-vaccination is needed at certain intervals to keep your cat’s immunity adequate. Different vaccines require different re-vaccination/booster schedules. Your cat’s health and lifestyle will change over time, and so will their vaccination requirements.

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Last updated: September 28, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


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 Barriefield Animal Hospital