Vaccines for Puppies & Dogs

Vaccines provide the ultimate protection from potentially fatal and zoonotic diseases.

Working together, we can protect your canine companion and your family from severe diseases. Vaccines introduce an inactive virus to your dog, which teaches their immune system how to respond to the full-blown virus. Before your loyal companion is fully vaccinated, they need to be kept away from other pets and the outdoors. This precaution ensures their safety and helps prevent potential exposure to harmful diseases during their vaccination process. To learn more about vaccines and other prevention services, please call us at 705-885-7387.

When should my puppy or dog get vaccinated?

Puppies need at least three doses of vaccines until 16 weeks old. The doses are given at 8, 12, and 16 weeks old. This schedule must be adhered to because if they miss a dose or get it too late, it could put them at risk, and all the schedules will need to start over. Ensuring your puppy receives their vaccines on time is crucial for their protection and overall health.

What diseases do vaccines protect dogs from?

Without vaccines, your puppy or dog is vulnerable to the following diseases and symptoms:

  • Rabies: This affects the nervous system and can progress to death. Humans can also become infected if bitten by a rabid animal.
  • Canine parvovirus: Leads to vomiting, diarrhea, and in severe conditions, death.
  • Canine distemper: Seizure, respiratory disease, fever, and possible death.
  • Adenovirus type 2: Pneumonia, respiratory disease, and can be fatal.
  • Canine parainfluenza: Runny nose, cough, and lung infection.
  • Bordetella (Kennel cough): Difficulty breathing, lung infection, cough, and runny nose.
  • Lyme disease: Joint pain, inflammation, and fatal kidney damage.

Why do adult dogs need boosters?

Your veterinarian will recommend boosters for your adult dog to maintain their immunity. Being fully vaccinated as a puppy means they have immunity for a period. Most vaccines need to be boosted every 1 to 3 years.

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