Maintaining effective immunity against deadly diseases.
Congratulations on your new addition to your family! Kittens are adorable and fun pets for any home. To give them a great foundation for the rest of their life they should be vaccinated. Once your new pet has been weaned off their mother's milk, they will have no protection against viruses or parasites which is why they need to be vaccinated. Give us a call at 905-683-6430 to schedule an appointment.
We recommend vaccinating kittens when they are 8 weeks-old. We then administer booster doses at 12 and 16 weeks old. When your cat gets older they will need to have boosters, which is necessary to keep them protected. Adult cats need boosters every 1 to 3 years.
No. This is a common misbelief that indoor pets don't need vaccines. Although most viruses or harmful insects are outdoors, they can still get inside your home where they can infect your pet. Your indoor cat can catch diseases from other pets they come in contact with and from cheeky parasites that hide inside homes. Not to mention indoor cats will take any opportunity to venture outside when you aren't looking so it's best to ensure they have protection.
There are many diseases that your pet can develop and many of them can be fatal. When your pet isn't vaccinated, they are susceptible to the following diseases:
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