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Vaccinations for Kittens and Cats 


Routine vaccines give cats a strong immune system to protect them from diseases. Our veterinarians take time to become familiar with your furry friends before recommending vaccines for their safety. Before recommending a vaccine, we consider the age, health and lifestyle of your cat. 


When should my cat be vaccinated? 

Kittens should begin their vaccination at 6-weeks-old and continue until they are 16-weeks old. A year after your cat has completed the kitten series of shots, they should receive booster shots. If your kitten is an outdoor pet, the timeline may be different, and you should get recommendations from your veterinarian. To find out more about when your outdoor cat should be vaccinated, contact us at 519.641.8383

What vaccines should my kitten or cat be given? 

Our veterinarians recommend that cats be vaccinated against contagious and life-threatening diseases. These diseases include Rabies, Feline Leukemia, Feline Calicivirus, Feline Panleukopenia and Feline Rhinotracheitis. 

What should I expect when my cat is vaccinated? 

It is very common for some cats to have reactions to the vaccines they are given. These symptoms are usually short-lived and aren’t a cause for alarm. Some cats may lose their appetite, become lethargic, develop a fever or have swelling at the injection site. These symptoms usually disappear within 48 hours. However, if you become concerned, you should reach out to your veterinarian for instructions. 

Last updated: September 3, 2021

Dear Clients,

Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. Based on the current provincial 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

  • Continue our "closed exam 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 let you know when you will be able to enter the reception area. Once the doctor is ready to examine your pet we will have a staff member bring them into the exam room. The Veterinarian will come speak with you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, please remain in the designated seating area until the receptionist is ready to take your 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: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 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 Komoka-Kilworth Animal Clinic