506.466.2543
cat-services

Cat Vaccinations

Vaccinations for your cat is a very important part of keeping him/her healthy and living a long and happy life. Your cat can contract many diseases that are easily avoided with proper vaccinations. They can be at risk even if they are indoor only cats. In the province of New Brunswick, it is the law to have any domesticated cat vaccinated against rabies, even if it is indoor only.

Does my indoor cat need to be vaccinated?

Absolutely! Your indoor cat must be vaccinated against rabies, as it is the law in New Brunswick. Your cat may be at risk for other diseases as well. Please talk to our team to assess the risk factors for your cat.

What is FVRCP and core vaccine for cats?

For cats, the core vaccines are known as FVRCP and Rabies. FVRCP is an acronym used by veterinarians and it stands for “feline viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and panleukopenia.” Panleukopenia is sometimes referred to as feline distemper, which is in no way related to the canine distemper virus. Depending on the risk of your cat’s lifestyle, our doctors may also suggest feline leukemia vaccine as well as feline chlamydia vaccine.

How often does my adult cat need vaccination?

Cats should be vaccinated for rabies every year. FVRCP is a 3-year vaccine, once boosted properly, this vaccine is good for 3 years. All other vaccines are done yearly.

Are there any risk associated with vaccines?

There is always a risk when introducing anything into your cat’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 vaccinating until the cat has recovered. This is why it is so important for regular check-ups before vaccinating.

We have been taking our dogs to Mayfield since 1990. We have enjoyed excellent care and advice, patience, and…

Julie Porter

I have been using Mayfield Veterinary Clinic since I got my very first pet on my own, before that I…

Adrienne Archambault

If anyone has to say goodbye to their very best animal friend under Mayfield care, I cannot be more positive…

Sharon Mcgladdery

Tammy Matheison is a fantastic vet, as are her associates. I have taken my dog to her for the past…

Terry Charlton

I have been taking my pets to the Mayfield Veterinary Clinic for many years. The staff is very friendly,…

Francine Mceachreon-breton

senior focus senior focus

Blog

Paw-liday Gift Ideas for Your Dog Without Breaking the Bank

Most homemade pet treats are pretty easy to make (some don’t even require baking), and you probably already have the ingredients. Whip up some treats, put them in a festive tin and you’re good to go. Just be careful to read ingredient labels first. For example, some peanut butter manufacturers have recently added xylitol, which is toxic to pets.

Read More
See All Articles