We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
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.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
The following changes are effective as of Tuesday, March 24, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 506.466.2543. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.
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.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Hours are subject to change.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. We encourage payments to be done over the phone with a credit card or e-Transfer.
Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.
- Your dedicated team at Mayfield Veterinary Clinic