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Vaccinations for Kittens and Cats

Our hospital is committed to fending off preventable diseases with the help of vaccines. We believe in an individualized approach for administering vaccines, taking into account your pet’s lifestyle, environmental factors, exposure to other animals and risk factors of contracting preventable diseases. We recommended a variety of vaccines based on your pet’s stage of life. If you haven’t done so, please connect with our team at 604.858.4415 to create a vaccination plan for your pet.

Should my kitten and cat receive the same vaccines?

Kittens and cats receive some of the same vaccines but at different growth stages, with varied doses. You kitten might receive vaccines against:

  • Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) at 8-9 weeks old, with a booster 4 weeks after. This disease weakens their immune system.
  • Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia (FVRCP) at 8-9 weeks old, with a booster 4 weeks after. There are harmful airborne diseases.
  • Rabies at 14-16 weeks old. This is a deadly disease impacting the brain and spinal cord.

    Your cat might receive vaccines against:

  • Feline Leukemia (FeLv) annually, then every three years in older cats as needed
  • Feline Distemper/Upper respiratory (FVRCP)
  • Rabies

    Are vaccines harmful for my feline friend?

    Some cats experience vaccine side effects like fever, loss of appetite or diarrhea. Despite these, we believe vaccines are the best tool to fight against harmful diseases. If you notice any of these reactions after your pet receives a vaccine, please contact us immediately.

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    Starting Little Pets In The Big World So you have a new kitten or a new puppy! At Sardis Animal Hospital, we want to give you and your young pet a sound start in life. Here are a few hints to help you prepare:

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    Last updated: July 15, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have 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

    3. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Note: We are closed everyday between 12:00 - 1:00 pm

    5. 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 Sardis Animal Hospital