Congratulations on your new puppy! The first few months of your pup’s life are some of the most important and impressionable ones. Your puppy’s immune system is still developing, which makes them more susceptible to illness than adult dogs. Vaccinating your pup is vital in protecting them from potential diseases. Puppies begin their vaccination schedule at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age. Vaccines are boostered at one year and then every one to three years, depending on the vaccine given.
What vaccinations do you provide to new puppies?
The core vaccines recommended for puppies are Rabies and DA2PP (distemper, parvovirus, adenovirus, parainfluenza). Based on the lifestyle of your puppy, we may also recommend vaccinating against Bordetella (aka kennel cough), Lyme disease and Leptospirosis.
Why is it important to vaccinate your puppy?
Young pets are at a much higher risk of contracting diseases, due to their weak immune system. Vaccinating your puppy will help to give them the protection they need during this critical time of development.
At what age should I bring in my puppy for its vaccinations?
We recommended beginning your puppy’s vaccination schedule at 8 weeks of age. If your puppy has already been vaccinated prior to visiting us, we will continue on with the vaccination protocol based on your puppy’s vaccine history provided.
How should I prepare my puppy for its first vaccination visit?
We want your puppy’s first visit with us to be a positive one! Bring along your pup’s favourite treats and toys, anything to make them feel comfortable. We also welcome you to visit us prior to your appointment, to get your pup familiar with the hospital and 4 Paws team. Don’t forget to bring along any health records to your first visit.
How much do puppy vaccinations cost?
Please contact our team for more info.