Vaccination Services for Kittens and Cats

Vaccination Services for Kittens and Cats

To keep your cat and kittens healthy they need to have all their immunity shots. Vaccines help boost your kitten’s and cat’s immune system which later prevents them from contracting diseases. At Valley Veterinary Services we offer all the cat vaccinations that are required by law including: annual rabies vaccinations, leukemia vaccinations and FVRCP vaccinations.

When should kittens get vaccinated?

Vaccination timelines in kittens are dependent on many factors such as whether the kitten is in indoor or outdoor living conditions and if they have any medical conditions. Our team will be happy to discuss a schedule for your kitten considering the specific conditions. Simply give us a call at 604.858.6560.

Kittens should be given their first vaccinations between the ages of 6 and 10-weeks-old. This first vaccine is the FVRCP-Panleukopenia, Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus.

At 11 to 14-weeks-old your kitten needs their FVRCP and Feline Leukemia shots.

At the 16-week mark or older kittens should receive their FVRCP, feline leukemia and rabies shots.

When should adult cats get vaccinated?

Following the completion of the kitten series of vaccinations, an adult cat will usually receive their first shot after a year. Cats normally go back to the hospital to receive their shot once every year up to three years.

Are there any side effects in cats or kittens after vaccinations?

Vaccinations are generally harmless and safe for cats and kittens. Your pet may experience some loss of appetite, fever, diarrhea, hives and soreness or discomfort at the area where they received the shot. These side effects are very small and do not usually last long. If your cat is experiencing what you recognize as a vaccine side effect for prolonged periods please contact us on what to do.

Last updated: July 13, 2021

Dear Clients,

Our first and foremost priority remains the health and safety of our clients and staff, while maintaining our high standard of quality veterinary patient care. We have all experienced the unpredictability of this pandemic and feel strongly that adopting a cautious strategy is in the best interest of keeping everyone as safe as possible.

Our plan going forward will be to start slowly.  

1. The following changes are effective as of Thursday, July 15, 2021:

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time. However, if you’re unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

4. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the “Online Consultation” link.

We will continue to keep you advised of each step of our process as we move forward to a tentative full reopening in a few short weeks. We are so excited to start this reopening plan and can't wait to welcome ALL of you back into the clinic.

– Your dedicated team at Valley Veterinary Services