We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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Cat Vaccinations

Vaccinations are important to help your cat live a long and healthy life. Just as in people, they help build an immune response in your cat and prevent them from becoming ill.

Does my indoor cat need to be vaccinated?

Yes, all indoor cats should be vaccinated. An up-to-date rabies vaccination is required by law to your pet and public health. Although rabies is not common in our companion animals, it still exists in the wildlife population. Indoor cats should also receive the FVRCP vaccine, to prevent severe herpes outbreaks in times of stress or illness.

What is FVRCP and core vaccine for cats?

FVRCP is a short form of a vaccine for 3 viruses that include rhinotracheitis (herpes), calicivirus and panleukopenia. This vaccine is considered a core vaccine that all cats should receive, along with rabies.

How often does my adult cat need vaccination?

We recommend that an adult cat have the FVRCP vaccine given every 3 years and rabies is given annually.

Are there any risk associated with vaccines?

Any vaccine has the potential to cause a vaccine reaction, however, they are not common. These can include but are not limited to lethargy, inappetence, vomiting, diarrhea, hives, neuropathies and rarely anaphylaxis. In rare cases a tumor called fibrosarcoma may develop at the injection site, however, this has been found to develop in only specific individuals who are genetically predisposed to form these tumors secondary to any type of infection or inflammation.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

Last updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 416-752-5114. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.

2. We can now see all cases by appointment only.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours:
Monday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 7-10 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

6. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

7. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at McLean Animal Hospital