At Dundas Euclid Animal Hospital, we truly believe in the importance of preventative care. We recommend vaccinating your pet to keep them healthy and safe from harmful and sometimes deadly diseases. We strongly recommend that kittens and cats receive all core vaccinations, including rabies and distemper. Based on the pet’s location and lifestyle, we may recommend non-core vaccines such as feline leukemia and Lyme disease.
How do vaccines work in cats?
Vaccinations stimulate the feline’s immune system, provide the body with natural defenses and prepare and fully equip them with antibodies to fight diseases and infections. If your cat is not vaccinated, the immune system will not fight off diseases, and viruses and bacteria can infiltrate their body and spread diseases.
What kind of non-core vaccines would an outdoor cat require?
Non-core vaccinations are recommended based on location and lifestyle considerations. For example, if a cat resides in areas that have a high prevalence of Lyme disease, a veterinarian might recommend vaccinations against Lyme disease. They may also recommend that your cat be vaccinated against Feline Leukemia Virus as they are at higher risk of contracting it while roaming outside.
What is the cost of vaccination for a cat?
Vaccinations are often administered as a series of several vaccines. While your cat might not need all the vaccines, our staff would be happy to assist you with details about the cost. You can reach out to us at (416) 362-9696.