We believe that one of the most important ways to care for your pet’s health is to vaccinate against potential diseases. Vaccinations will help protect you and your furry family members from these diseases. Our veterinarians will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations and create a vaccine protocol that is the best fit for your dog’s lifestyle and state of health.
What types of vaccinations does your clinic offer for adult dogs?
To begin with, we recommend both rabies and DA2PP (distemper, parvovirus, adenovirus, parainfluenza) vaccines, which we also refer to as our core vaccinations. Core vaccines are considered vital to all dogs, based on the risk of exposure, the severity of disease and transmissibility to humans. Based on your pet’s lifestyle, we may also recommend vaccinating against Lyme disease, Bordetella and Leptospirosis. The Bordetella (also known as kennel cough) vaccine is recommended for dogs who are frequently exposed to other dogs in social settings (doggy daycare, dog parks etc.). Bordetella bronchiseptica causes inflammation of your dog’s upper respiratory system, which leads to coughing and illness. This can expose your dog to secondary infections. Lyme disease is a tick-transmitted disease, which can be spread by the bite of an infected black-legged tick. Leptospirosis is a disease caused by infection with Leptospira bacteria, which can be found in soil and water. This is a zoonotic disease, which means it can be spread to humans and other animals.
Is there a schedule for how often to vaccinate a dog?
Puppies will receive their first set of vaccines at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age. Vaccines are boostered 1 year later and then every 1 to 3 years depending on the vaccine given.
Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?
Vaccines help to prepare the body’s immune system to fight against disease-causing organisms. With such a variety of diseases that can affect our pets, proper vaccination is vital in keeping them safe from the many types of illnesses that they are susceptible to.
How much does it cost to vaccinate my dog?
Please contact our team for more details.