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. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Vaccinating your kitten is a very important part of your cat having a long and healthy life. Kittens have an immature immune system and need vaccines to help build up their defences against common cat diseases.
Kittens typically receive their first vaccinations at 9 weeks of age. Some kittens can start vaccines as young as 6 weeks.
How often do my kittens need to be vaccinated?
Our vaccine protocol includes vaccines at 9 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks of age, depending on the risk factors of your kittens’ lifestyle.
Does my kitten need only core vaccines?
Depending on your kittens’ lifestyle risks, meaning if it goes outside, around other cats, travels etc, our veterinarians will prescribe a vaccination protocol that is designed to protect your individual cat. This may include some non-core vaccines.
Are there any risks associated with vaccines?
There is always a risk when introducing anything into your kitten’s immune system, however, our doctors take the proper precautions when vaccinating. Your cat gets a full check-up and exam before the vaccine is given. If the doctor finds any red flags such as fever or infection, they will postpone vaccination until the kitten has recovered. This is why it is so important for regular check-ups before vaccinating. Risks of contracting these diseases are far greater than the risks of vaccinating.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 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
Continue our "closed waiting 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 take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and 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 - 5:00 pm Saturday & 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 Mayfield Veterinary Clinic