Vaccinations for Kittens and Cats

Vaccines are designed to keep cats and kittens healthy. Each shot boosts your furry friend’s immune system to stop them from catching diseases. Vaccines are generally safe and harmless for your pet. Our hospital provides all the vaccines required by law to keep your loyal companion safe.

When should kittens be vaccinated?

The timeline for when your cat should be vaccinated is dependent on whether they are an indoor or outdoor pet. If your kitten has a special condition or illness their vaccinations timeline may also look different. If any of these conditions apply to your pet, reach out to our team so we can create a special timeline for your kitten. Schedule an appointment at 506.858.9900.

The following vaccinations timeline is generally used for indoor and outdoor kittens.

6- to 10-weeks-old: FVRCP- Panleukopenia, Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus

11- to 14-weeks-old: FVRCP, Feline Leukemia (for outdoor cats)

16 weeks and older: FVCRP, Feline Leukemia and Rabies

When should my adult cat be vaccinated?

Once the kitten round of vaccinations is complete, an adult cat should get their first shot after a year. Your cat should receive one shot every year or one shot every three years depending on the vaccines prescribed by their veterinarian.

What should I expect when my cat or kitten is vaccinated?

Most kittens or cats do not show any sign of discomfort after receiving their vaccinations. Some pets may have fever, hives, diarrhea, soreness where they received their shot. These side effects usually go away within a day or two. If your pet experiences any side effects for longer than two days you should contact our team.

Last updated: August 5, 2021

Dear Clients,

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. Based on the current provincial 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!


  • We ask that you continue to wear a mask when entering our hospital. To maintain social distancing, we are currently only allowing one person per exam room during appointments, with certain exceptions.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication.
  • 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. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Thursday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
    Friday: 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    5. 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.

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

    - The team at Elmwood Veterinary Hospital