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.

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Kitten Vaccinations

Very young kittens are susceptible to infectious disease because their immune systems are not yet fully mature. They receive protection through antibodies in their mother’s milk, but the protection is not long-lasting, and there may be gaps in protection as the milk antibodies decrease and their immune system is still maturing.

When should kittens get their first vaccination?

Kittens should receive their first vaccine at the age of 8 weeks.

How often does my kitten need to be vaccinated?

The standard schedule for kitten vaccinations is at 8, 12, and 16 weeks of age. After the third booster, your pet will not be due for another vaccination until a year later. It is recommended to have your cat vaccinated on an annual basis.

Does my kitten only need core vaccines?

Core vaccines are recommended for all cats because the disease the vaccine protects against is either extremely severe or especially common, or because the disease is a threat to humans. Non-core vaccines are recommended only for those cats at risk for the disease in question. For cats, core vaccines include Feline Panleukopenia, Feline Calicivirus, Feline Rhinotracheitis (also known as Feline Herpesvirus) and Rabies.

COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

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