Vaccinations for Kittens and Cats

Getting your cat vaccinated is one of the first steps you can take as a pet owner to help boost their quality of life. Without vaccinations your cat could be susceptible to diseases like feline leukemia and rabies. In fact, they could catch or spread diseases amongst their playmates or in vet offices. Preventative medicine is the easiest, least expensive and most important way to keep your pet safe. Call us at 780.444.1324 to schedule a vaccination appointment. While you’re here, we can answer any questions you have about the process.

When should my kitten be vaccinated?

The milk kittens drink from their mother has antibodies that prevent vaccines from doing their best work. As a result, kittens will need to be vaccinated more than once through a series of boosters. Their first vaccinations should be when they are about 6- to 8-weeks-old. Afterwards our veterinarians will schedule more appointments every few weeks until they are 6 months old.

Are there any side effects of the vaccine?

Vaccines can cause short-term minor reactions. Though they are not common, it’s important to look out for. They may feel weak or lose their appetite. In some cases, a small bump will appear where they were infected. If this does not go away or grows after a month, contact us for an examination.

Date: June 28th, 2023

Dear valued clients,

Due to an unexpected staff shortage, there will be no appointments July 3rd - 7th We will be open for pet food and medication pick ups only.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at 780-444-1324.

Please note that we are receiving more calls than usual. We apologize for any delays that you might experience when reaching out to us.

- The Team at Parkwest Pet Clinic.