Vaccinations for Kittens and Cats

Vaccinations are preventative medicines that protect your cat from catching diseases or developing debilitating conditions. Cats will be safe from rabies, feline leukemia or cat distemper when they are thoroughly vaccinated. This is an ongoing process that starts when they’re a kitten and continues into their adult cat life. If you have any questions or concerns about the vaccination process call us at 403.984.4143.

When should they be vaccinated?

Kittens should begin their vaccination process at 8 to 16-weeks-old. They should get their vaccinations before they begin socializing or playing outside.

How often should they be vaccinated?

In the early stages, kittens should be vaccinated every month or 3 to 4 weeks. After those series of vaccines they will wait a year before they receive their adult vaccines. Moving forward, depending on your pet’s conditions and the recommendation of our veterinarians, they may receive a vaccination during their annual wellness exam.

Are vaccines necessary for indoor cats?

Absolutely. They may not interact with animals outside but it’s possible for them to contract diseases from animals that enter your home. Vaccinations protect them from diseases they can catch from cockroaches, mice, as well as other pets.

Last updated: August 24, 2021

Dear Clients,

Based on the most recent COVID-19 precautions announced by our provincial government, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, bloodwork, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

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

    - The team at Rocky Ridge Pet Hospital