250.475.2287

Vaccination Services for Kittens and Cats

Congratulations on being the proud parent of an adorable kitten! Cherish this precious time in their life and take as many pictures as your heart desires! (We totally get it – we’re certified cat people, just like you!) To make sure you have as many happy days as possible and to protect your pet from so many harmful diseases, don’t forget about their vaccinations. It’s an easy and cost effective way to avoid issues down the road. Our team is here to make the process as easy as possible. We can help you keep track of your cat’s vaccination needs all throughout their life. Give us a call at 250.475.2287 if you have any questions about feline vaccinations. We will be happy to help you any way we can!

When should a kitten be vaccinated?

Although every patient is different, it is generally safe for kittens to receive their first set of shots at around 6 to 8-weeks-old. They should get various injections every month or so until they are about 4-months-old.

Do indoor cats need to be vaccinated?

Yes. Even if your cat never steps a paw outside the walls of your home, harmful diseases and parasites can still find them. You, things you bring in your home, other people, other pets and small animals (like insects) can all be vehicles of disease. At the very least, your cat should receive their core vaccines, which protect against rabies, panleukopenia, herpesvirus and calicivirus.

Once my kitten grows up do they still need vaccines?

Definitely! After finishing their kitten vaccinations, cats should still be vaccinated all throughout their adult life to maintain their immunity. Depending on the vaccination, they should be vaccinated once per year or once every three years. Cats are classified as “overdue” for their vaccinations if their last shot was given more than 3 years ago. (This does not apply to the rabies vaccine which should typically be administered annually.)

Last Updated: August 20, 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

  • For your safety, and the safety of our staff and community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building. Upon arrival, please call us from your vehicle for further instructions.
  • Place your cat (in carrier) on the wicker table by the front door. Step back 6-feet to the designated yellow line or yellow boxes. A team member will retrieve your cat and obtain information from you. Please wear a mask at all times when engaging with our team members.
  • One of our veterinarians will examine your cat either over the phone in the exam room with large window for your viewing or as a drop off. Questions and concerns will be addressed over the phone and treatment plan arranged.
  • Continue the use of credit cards and e-transfers 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".
  • If you are ill and/or showing symptoms: fever, dry cough, respiratory issues, chest pain or traveled in the last 2 weeks, please call us to reschedule your appointment OR have a friend or family member (not residing in your house) bring your cat in.

    3. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:30am - 6:00pm
    Tuesday: 7:30am - 7:00pm
    Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    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 Pacific Cat Clinic