Our veterinarians are experts at providing preventative care for your canine friend. We believe it’s better to protect your pet from deadly diseases before they are exposed to viruses. Vaccines are a big part of prevention. They are safe and effective ways to protect your pet through all stages of their life.
When should my dog be vaccinated?
We encourage pet parents to have their new pet see a veterinarian within days of taking them to their new home. This allows us to establish a vaccination schedule for your new pet. Your pet should begin vaccination when they are 6 to 12-weeks-old. We will administer different doses until they are 4-months-old.
What vaccines will my puppy/dog need?
Our team will recommend all the vaccines the law requires for canine pets, along with shots that are necessary for your specific pet.
- DHPP: This vaccine protects your pet from distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza and parvovirus. This is a core vaccine because these diseases are highly contagious and fatal.
- Rabies: This is one of the most critical vaccines that your pet needs as it protects canines, other animals and humans. It can spread through contact with contaminated saliva and bites from an infected animal.
- Leptospirosis: A vaccine recommended based on your pet’s risk factors. The disease causes irreversible damage to your pet’s kidneys and liver. This disease is zoonotic meaning it can be spread to humans.
- Bordetella: Also known as kennel cough, it is similar to the human flu shot. If your dog has contact with other dogs they have a higher chance of catching the disease. The disease can lead to your pet developing pneumonia.
To get your pet vaccinated against these diseases please contact us at 613-829-0220 or 613-843-1334.
Can my pet have an allergic reaction to vaccines?
Yes, it is possible for some pets to have a reaction to vaccines. As your pet’s immune system builds up immunity to the virus your pet could have mild and temporary reactions. Your dog may show signs of fatigue, swelling, diarrhea, loss of appetite or vomiting. These symptoms usually clear up within 48 hours.