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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.

  • Last updated: May 1, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

    This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

    If you have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days, have been in direct contact with someone who has recently travelled or have any respiratory symptoms, please do not come to the clinic. Rather, make arrangements for someone else to bring the pet or pick up any items you require. Should you require assistance, please contact us and we can help direct you further as needed.

    3. OPERATING HOURS

    Monday to Thursday : 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Friday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday: Closed during COVID-19
    Sunday: Closed

    4. NEW PET OWNERS

    Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Wilson’s Animal Hospital