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

Does my indoor cat need to be vaccinated too?

Contact with other cats can change throughout life. It is important to keep the immune system “remembering” viruses and how to effectively and rapidly respond. In addition, rabies vaccination is required by law, regardless of the lifestyle of your pet.

What is FVRCP for cats?

FVRCP is a short form for the 3 main viruses included in the feline basic vaccines. FVR is feline viral rhinotracheitis (= herpesvirus). C stands for calicivirus and P for panleukopenia.

How often does my adult cat needs vaccine?

Once a cat reaches two years old and beyond, the FVRCP combo vaccine can be given intermittently (e.g. every 2-3 years) depending on lifestyle. It is important not to let the vaccine lapse for too long, or the ability to “boost” a previous vaccine becomes quite weak.

Are there any risks associated with vaccines?

Most cats and kittens will experience no side effects at all after vaccination. A small percentage will act mildly lethargic for a day or two after immunization, after which they bounce back to normal again. Serious side effects are extremely rare.

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Last updated: June 1, 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. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

6. GROOMING SERVICES

If your pet requires grooming, please give us a call and we will put your name on a list. Our groomer Stephanie will contact you directly to schedule an appointment.

7. COUNTRY TAILS DOGGIE DAYCARE

As of Tuesday, May 19, 2020, Country Tails Doggie Daycare is open! Their temporary hours of operation are 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. You may get touch with one of our daycare team members at (905) 690-8005 or at countrytails@clappisonvet.com

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Clappison Animal Hospital