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.

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Cat Vaccinations

We use vaccines to help protect cats against common viruses that are easily transmitted in the environment.

Does my indoor cat need to be vaccinated?


Yes! Firstly, an up to date rabies vaccine is required by Ontario by-law. Secondly, several other viruses are transmitted indirectly, meaning people and other pets can bring /carry viruses into the cat’s environment. This is often misunderstood, as the common thought is that cats can only contract a virus by being in direct contact with an infected cat.

What are FVRCP and core vaccine for cats?


FVRCP – Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia. Rhino and Calici are both common contagious upper respiratory viruses; Rhino is a strain of the herpes virus. Panleukopenia is caused by feline parvovirus (not the same as dog parvovirus) is also highly contagious.

How often does my adult cat need to be vaccinated?


We use an annual (1 year) rabies vaccine, and a biennial (2 years) FVRCP vaccine for adult cats that we see on a regular basis.

Are there any risks associated with cat vaccines?


It is common for cats to be sleepy on the day of vaccination, but that should not persist. Our vaccines are specifically formulated for cats to reduce any chance of cats developing vaccine site issues.

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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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (food and medication pickup only)
- 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 Manitou Animal Hospital Team