Advances in Vaccines for Cats

There are many myths out there about vaccines for cats. However – regardless of what you’ve seen or heard – the truth is that:

  1. Vaccines are good for cats (and dogs)
  2. The many benefits far outweigh the few risks
  3. Vaccinated cats contribute to the safety of other cats and dogs, especially kittens and puppies, as well as children and adults where rabies is concerned


Also, the vaccine industry keeps evolving. This means:

  • The efficiency and safety of vaccines for cats keep improving
  • To receive licensing in Canada, vaccines must undergo safety trials
  • New technologies are developed and implemented as often as possible
  • New vaccines are being created for existing and emerging infectious diseases in cats
  • There’s ongoing research into duration of immunity and side effects from vaccination
  • Vaccine companies are committed to providing the very best protection possible for cats in Canada


Core Vaccines for

  1. Rabies
  2. Feline Panleukopenia (Cat Flu/Cat Distemper)
  3. Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (Herpes virus) and Calicivirus


  1. Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)
  2. Chlamydia felis
  3. Bordetella

A cat’s age, medical history, environment and travel habits will play a role in deciding whether or not to administer non-core vaccines.

If you’re not sure which ones your cat should get, talk to your veterinarian about recommended vaccinations and an appropriate schedule.

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