Vaccinations for Kittens and Cats

Yay! Congrats on welcoming a feline bundle of joy into your home. They’re sweet, cuddly, precious but also weak and vulnerable. They need your protection during their early days, as they have not yet developed immunity against many life-threatening conditions. Fortunately, all it takes is some relatively pain-free injections to ensure they start their lives with as much protection and good health as possible. Call us at 905.885.8151 to get your kitten or cat protected right away.

What vaccines do kittens need?

Feline friends can be vaccinated as early as 6-weeks-old. Then they will need booster shots every month or so until they are about 6-months-old. Most if not all kittens need the following vaccines that protect against the most common feline diseases:

  • Rabies (mandatory by law)
  • Feline distemper
  • Feline viral rhinotracheitis
  • Calicivirus

    Aside from these core or mandatory vaccines, your veterinarian may recommend non-core or optional vaccines depending on your unique lifestyle and environment.

    What age should I stop vaccinating my kitten or my cat?

    After their initial set of kitten vaccines, cats should still be vaccinated once every year or once every three years depending on the specific vaccine in question. Unlike humans, cats need constant vaccinations throughout their life. It does not end once they reach adulthood. When your cat is a senior citizen or 10-years-old and above they may no longer need to be vaccinated as frequently, but they still need other forms of medicated protection like parasite control drugs.

  • Last updated: July 13, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


    This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

    NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 restrictions and limited staffing, we are unable to take new clients at the moment. We sincerely appreciate your kindness, patience and understanding during this time.


    We are still operating curbside only for appointments and the pickup of medication and food. Please call the office at 905.885.8151 to let us know that you have arrived and wait for further instructions. Please do not leave a message if you are in the parking lot. Continue to call until you reach a receptionist. If you do not have a cell phone, please knock on the door. Please also let us know in advance so we can note it on the appointment. We accept debit and credit as the preferred payment method, however we continue to accept cash or check!


    We are OPEN with the following hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: Closed
  • Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Ganaraska Animal Clinic