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.

Cat getting a vaccination

Cat Vaccinations

Does my indoor cat need to be vaccinated?

Yes, even if your cat stays indoors, they need to be vaccinated against Rabies as it is required by law. There are diseases that can be transmitted by air (upper respiratory diseases) so it is safest to fully protect your cat by vaccinating.

What is FVRCP and the core vaccines for cats?

FVRCP protects your cat from upper respiratory diseases. The Rabies vaccine is the other core vaccine for cats. Depending on the lifestyle of your cat, you may want to vaccinate against Leukemia as well.

How often does my adult cat need to be vaccinated?

FVRCP is administered every 3 years, while Rabies is an annual vaccination.

Are there any risks associated with cat vaccines?

Yes, there are risks associated with vaccinations, but the benefits outweigh the risks. Mild reactions such as localized swelling and lethargy may occur.

Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some 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

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 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 Muskoka Animal Hospital