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Kitten Vaccinations

Our goal is to activate a kitten’s immune system with vaccine exposure so that their body can fight off an illness they could be faced within their lifetime. The typical schedule for kitten vaccinations is at 8, 12 and 16 weeks old.

When should kittens get their first vaccination?

Ideally, kittens receive their first vaccine at about 8 weeks of age.

How often does my kitten need to be vaccinated?

The core vaccine for kittens is FVRCP (feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia combo vaccine) it should be boostered at 8, 12 and 16 weeks. At 16 weeks, they usually receive a Rabies vaccine as well.

Does my kitten only need core vaccines?

It depends on their lifestyle, we recommend FVRCP and Rabies to all cats and kittens, but the leukemia vaccine is typically only given to outdoor cats.

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Last Updated: January 28, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made 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

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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 Tantallon Veterinary Hospital