We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
Your cat counts on you for protection. One of the best things you can do to give your cat a long and healthy life is to ensure that he/she is vaccinated against common feline diseases. Vaccines contain small quantities of altered or “killed” viruses, bacteria or other disease-causing organisms. By vaccinating your pet, you help protect your furry friend from various diseases. Vaccinating your cat annually helps lessen the spread of infectious diseases throughout pet populations. Vaccinating against zoonotic diseases, such as Rabies, not only protects your pet but you as well. A little prevention can save you dollars in treatment and extend the life of your pet.
The short answer is yes. Indoor cats should be vaccinated regularly. They have different needs than outdoor cats, so their vaccines and vaccine schedule may be different from a “higher risk” outdoor cat.
What are FVRCP and core vaccines for cats?
FVRCP is a combination vaccine that protects your cat against Feline Rhinotracheitis Virus, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia Virus. These viruses are highly contagious, sometimes fatal and are difficult to eradicate in the environment.
How often does my adult cat need to be vaccinated?
Adult cats need a routine vaccination schedule that is tailored to their lifestyle. Cats that received the full booster series of vaccines as kittens should be re-vaccinated every one to three years based on lifestyle risk assessment.
Are there any risks associated with cat vaccines?
Cat vaccines are considered very safe. However, they can still cause reactions in a very small number of pets. Your cat may feel tired or painful at the injection site, may run a fever for 24 hours after vaccination, or even may skip a meal. Treatment may not be required. Very rarely, a cat may develop facial itchiness or a generalized allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) accompanied by vomiting, diarrhea, breathing difficulties, or collapse. If any of these symptoms occur after vaccination, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive for your appointment of food/prescription pick up, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 204-489-9111. We will provide you with further instructions.
2. We are still scheduling all types of appointments but are prioritizing those for urgent or sick pets.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the clinic. Our staff will bring your order to your car. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, visit our website.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.
- Your dedicated team at Catrysse Veterinary Services