Puppy and Dog Vaccinations
At Downtown Animal Hospital, we strive to help your puppy or dog have long and healthy lives. Immunity plays a key role in this goal. Vaccines are an easy and inexpensive way to protect your pet from conditions that are usually expensive to treat and have serious long-term health effects.
How often should puppies be vaccinated?
Puppies are commonly vaccinated at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age. Our team will discuss any previous vaccine history with you and get your puppy started on the appropriate vaccine schedule that best suits their needs.
What types of vaccines do you offer for puppies and adult dogs?
We offer vaccinations against diseases such as distemper, parainfluenza, parvovirus, canine hepatitis virus, Lyme disease, leptospirosis, and bordetella. The rabies vaccine is also available at our hospital, which is required by law regardless of your pet’s lifestyle.
During your appointment, your veterinarian will determine which vaccinations are best suited to your pet’s specific needs. We pride ourselves in making sure that all pets are vaccinated appropriately at each visit. Our goal is to assess immunization requirements at each annual exam and provide the needed protection with as few vaccines as possible.
If you have any questions regarding your pet’s vaccine schedule, please give us a call at 613.634.2440.