Vaccines for Kittens & Cats

Protect your feline friend from life-threatening illnesses with a vaccination plan.

Vaccinations are an important part of your pet’s preventative healthcare. With advancements in modern medicine, there are a range of vaccines available to protect your pet against harmful diseases. We recommend vaccines that are core (essential) and non-core (pet-specific) based on factors like your pet’s age, breed and environment. Please connect with us at 403-337-3221 if your pet doesn’t have a vaccination plan.

What vaccinations do you recommend for kittens?

We recommend kittens start getting vaccinated between 6- and 8-weeks-old, up until they’re 16-weeks-old. Some core vaccines we recommend are:

  • Feline distemper (panleukopenia) – affects the body’s fighter cells
  • Feline calicivirus – affects the respiratory system
  • Feline viral rhinotracheitis (feline herpes virus 1) – affects the respiratory system
  • Rabies – affects the central nervous system

What vaccinations do you recommend for cats?

After 16 months, cats will get a booster of the vaccines they received as kittens. Usually, they’ll receive core vaccines every three year, including:

  • Feline distemper (panleukopenia)
  • Feline calicivirus
  • Feline viral rhinotracheitis (feline herpes virus 1)
  • Rabies

What are non-core vaccines you might recommend?

Depending on the likelihood of your feline friend being impacted by some diseases, we’ll recommend certain non-core vaccines. Some vaccines we might recommend are:

  • Feline leukemia
  • Bordetella (Kennel cough)
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