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.
Vaccinations are an important part of helping your cat live a happy and healthy life. During your cat’s annual wellness exam we will assess your cat’s health and lifestyle to determine the appropriate vaccine protocol.
Indoor cats should be kept up to date on vaccinations. Indoor cats can still be at risk if they happen to escape outside or by animals entering your home that you may not have control over such as bats or mice. Your indoor cat should also be kept up to date on their rabies vaccine. There have been several confirmed cases of rabies in the Saskatoon area some of which have caused indoor cats to be exposed.
What is FVRCP and core vaccine for cats?
This is the core vaccine that is given to all cats. It protects against three diseases for cats; Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calici Virus and Panleukopenia. This vaccine is safe and very effective. We also offer vaccination against Feline Leukemia. This vaccine is recommended for cats who go outside.
How often does my adult cat need vaccination?
Adult cats need to be given vaccine boosters to ensure complete immunity. Booster vaccinations are typically given on a yearly basis.
Are there any risks associated with vaccines?
When given correctly vaccines are safe and effective for your cat. Some cats can experience lethargy and inappetence for a day or two following vaccination. Serious side effects are very rare. Please contact us if you are concerned that your cat is experiencing a reaction.
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.
The following changes are effective as of Monday, March 23, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy and "drop off" policy to protect our clients and staff. We ask that you follow these steps:
a. When you arrive, please remain stay in the hallway and use your cell phone to call us at 306.373.3500. Please ensure your pet is either in a carrier or has a collar that can be attached to a leash.
b. Once an exam room is ready, we will come to take your pet from you and into an exam room and call you to take a history and talk about any concerns.
c. Once the exam is over we call you with our recommended treatment plan, we can then arrange to take payment over the phone./p>
d. We will then bring your pet out to you in the hallway.
2. We are giving priority to urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services please give us a call and we can decide if the appointment can be done at a later time.
3. As of March 30th we are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday through Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, & closed on Sundays
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 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 and you will be asked to pay over the phone. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, and we will place your order outside on the table or bring to you in the hallway.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
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 Cumberland Veterinary Clinic