Do you have a new kitten or thinking about getting one? There's a lot more to caring for you cat than simply putting out food and water.

It is important to get your new arrival off to a good start, we offer a structured care plan for you new kitten. Please pop in to pick up a free new kitten care package.

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Vaccinations

We help you choose your cat’s individual vaccine package according to the risk of your kitty contracting a particular disease. We do not administer vaccines indiscriminately.

Additionally, none of the vaccines used at the Downtown Toronto Cat Clinic contain adjuvants, an ingredient in some feline vaccines that has been implicated in the formation of malignancies. Our vaccines have a lower complication rate at the site of vaccination compared to other types of feline vaccines.

At 8 weeks:

  • Rhinotracheitis, Calici virus, Panleukopenia (combined vaccine)

At 12 wks:

  • Rhinotracheitis, Calici virus, Panleukopenia (combined vaccine)
  • Feline Leukemia  for outdoor cats

At 16 wks:

  • RabiesRhinotracheitis, Calici virus, Panleukopenia (combined vaccine)
  • Feline Leukemia recommended for outdoor cats

Vaccinating a kitten before 8 weeks of age usually has little effect due to the presence of the mother's antibodies in their system.

Spay and Neutering

Spaying

Spaying is the surgical procedure performed on female cats to remove the ovaries and uterus so they're not able to have kittens.  We recommend spaying your cat at 6 months of age.

The benefits to spaying your female cat:

  • Eliminates the heat cycle and associated symptoms such as crying, nervous pacing, the desire to roam and the excretion of blood
  • Stops unwelcome visits by male suitors
  • Reduces the risk of breast cancer, one of the most common malignancies in the female feline
  • Prevents diseases of the uterus such as severe infection and ovaries as well as some skin disorders
  • Contribute to the prevention of the cat overpopulation
  • Your cat will generally live a longer, happier life

Neutering

Neutering is the surgical procedure performed on male cats to remove the testicles so they're unable to breed. We recommend neutering your cat at 6 months of age.

The benefits to neutering your male cat:

  • Reduces or eliminates the tendency to mark territory with strong-smelling urine
  • Prevents prostate disease and certain cancers s
  • May reduce the likelihood that your pet will stray from home and become lost or injured
  • Contributes to the prevention of the cat overpopulation.
  •  Eliminates undesirable and often embarrassing behavior in your male cat
  • Your cat will generally live a longer, happier life.

Please call (416-479-0142) or visit us to learn more about having your cat spayed or neutered

Downtown Toronto Cat Clinic, in conjunction with Pawsway, periodically offers free kitten training classes. Sign up here for more information regarding our next class.