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Vaccinations for Puppies and Dogs

Vaccination is a form of preventive healthcare that ensures your pet is protected against certain diseases. They are a safe and effective way to build your pet’s immunity against transmittable conditions which can cause long-term harm. If your pet doesn’t have a vaccination plan, please call us at 905.682.7857 to schedule an appointment to discuss it.

Which vaccines do you recommend for puppies and dogs?

From around 6 to 8-weeks-old and throughout adulthood, we recommend your canine friend get vaccinated against a range of communicable diseases. We offer a range of core and non-core vaccines, based on your pet’s likelihood to contract a certain disease.

Some core vaccines include:

  • Canine Parvovirus – affects the intestinal tract and bone marrow
  • Canine Distemper – affects the gastrointestinal, respiratory, skin, immune, and central nervous systems
  • Canine Hepatitis – affects the liver
  • Rabies – affects the nervous system and is often fatal

    Some non-core vaccines, given based on your pet’s lifestyle, are:

  • Bordetella (Kennel cough) – causes fatal respiratory infections
  • Lyme disease – affects joints and the nervous system

    How do vaccinations work?

    The goal of vaccines is to build your pet’s immunity against certain viruses, which either limit the severity of an infection or completely protect your pet from being infected. If your pet gets exposed to the virus they’re vaccinated against, it will trigger an immune response where they’re body fights against the infection.

    Are they safe?

    Yes, vaccinations are safe for pets. They are formulated specifically with their bodies in mind. Vaccines remain as the go-to and scientifically proven way to protect your pet from serious and life-threatening conditions.