Vaccination not only protects your dog but supports our entire community. By ensuring your puppy or dog is vaccinated against a range of otherwise harmful diseases, they’re also limiting the spread of infections. We’ll work with you to create a vaccination plan that best meets your puppy or dog’s specific needs.
How early should my puppy start getting vaccinated?
When your puppy is born, they only have a short window of immunity from nursing with their mother. During the first few weeks of your puppy’s life, starting when they are 8 weeks old, they’ll receive a few vaccines that help them build immunity against preventable diseases. Before we administer any vaccines, we’ll start by creating a vaccination plan which includes a schedule. After your puppy is 18 weeks old, vaccinations become less frequent, with boosters being administered every 1-3 years. If you have questions about our vaccine protocol, please contact us at 905-571-3700.
Can I choose which vaccines my puppy and dog need?
Some vaccines (core) are necessary for all puppies and dogs. For example, the rabies vaccine is required under the law. Other vaccines (non-core) are only administered based on your dog’s lifestyle or environment. For example, if your dog lives in an environment where there’s a higher risk of contracting Lyme disease, we’ll recommend being vaccinated against it. When administering vaccines, we try our best to ensure your dog has a pain-free process. We administer the following vaccines:
- Canine distemper
- Canine parvovirus
- Canine adenovirus-2