Vaccinations for Puppies and Dogs
Yay! You are now the proud owner of an adorable puppy. As pet parents ourselves, we understand that you have a lot on your plate right now. One of the most important things on your To Do List is getting your puppy vaccinated. This will help them build immunity against the most common health issues them, so they can stay as health as possible now and all throughout their life. With our help, keeping track of your pet’s vaccine schedule and dosing has never been easier. Give us a call at at 519.307.2510 to learn more about your options, our services, and our latest service rates.
Is it ok to vaccinate my puppy? Should I wait until my puppy is fully-grown before vaccinating them?
Vaccinations are completely safe for all canine patients, including puppies. Most of them experience little to no adverse reactions – which include fatigue and minor swelling at the injection area that subsides within a matter of hours. Delaying your puppy’s vaccination can actually put them under danger and leave them unprotected from several types of parasites and infectious diseases.
What kinds of vaccines does my puppy need?
Your puppy will be given both core and non-core vaccines. Core vaccines are required for all puppies (e.g., Bordetella, influenza, leptospirosis and rabies) while non-core vaccines are optional and given based on your puppy’s unique lifestyle. Your puppy will typically get their first round of vaccines at 6 weeks of age and need booster shots every 3 to 4 weeks until they reach 4 months of age.
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Do adult and senior dogs still need vaccines?
Definitely. A common misconception is that once your puppy is grown, they are set for life and need no more vaccinations. In reality, your pet will need to get shots at least once per year or once every three years, depending on each vaccine. Unlike us humans, our pets need more treatments to ensure their immunity.
What happens if I do not vaccinate my dog?
No vaccinations will leave your pet vulnerable to several conditions and diseases that can bet detrimental to their health and that can even be fatal. This is a risk that is certainly not worth taking. In addition, some vaccines like the rabies shot are required by law.