Vaccines for Puppies & Dogs

Protect your canine companion from diseases with a vaccination plan.

A new pet is a fun addition to your family. The easiest way to keep them healthy and ensure they live as long as possible is to have them vaccinated. Puppies have little to no immunity after they have been weaned and there are many different ways they can come in contact with diseases. Even adult dogs still need vaccines to continue protecting them, as they can only offer protection for a period of time.

What diseases does my puppy/dog need protection from?

Some of the diseases your pet is exposed to are deadly for them and can be potentially dangerous for your family. Your pet should be vaccinated against:

  • Rabies - This is spread through contact with infected saliva or bites from infected animals. The disease is deadly in both pets and humans
  • Canine parvovirus - Can result in death. It causes vomiting and bloody diarrhea
  • Canine Distemper virus - It is spread through air and can result in lung disease, seizures, and fever
  • Canine adenovirus-2 - Leads to respiratory disease that can cause death
  • Bordetella - Affects your pet's breathing and may result in lung infection, runny nose, or coughing
  • Lyme - Causes joint pain, kidney damage, and inflammation
  • Leptospirosis - Causes kidney and liver damage, fever, and vomiting

To safeguard your pet from these diseases, reach out to us at 905-844-3331.

How often should my pet be vaccinated?

As a puppy your pet should begin vaccinations when they are 6 to 12 weeks old and continue until they are 4 months old. Once they have completed their puppy series, they should get boosters every 1 to 3 years according to your veterinarian's recommendations. It is important to maintain a pet's vaccines to give them protection. If your pet doesn't get boosters, they may not have immunity against diseases and will need to restart the series to build up their protection again.

Are vaccines safe?

Yes. Vaccines have undergone years of research including trials to ensure they don't harm pets. While all of that is true, some pets may have a reaction after they've been vaccinated. These reactions are mild and short-lived and clear up within 48 hours. Your pet may have a fever, loss of appetite, swelling near the injection site, or fatigue.

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