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.
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.
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.
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: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
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