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Vaccinations for Puppies and Dogs

Vaccinations help your pet fight against preventable diseases that might otherwise be detrimental to their health. It’s important for you to create a vaccination plan that outlines the different core (essential) and non-core (pet-specific) ones your canine friend will need. Please connect with us at 403.337.3221. if your pet doesn’t have a vaccination plan.

What core vaccinations do you recommend for puppies?

We recommend puppies start getting vaccinated around 8-weeks-old, after the immunity from their mother’s antibodies wears off. Some core vaccines we recommend are:

  • Distemper – affects multiple organs; can be fatal
  • Hepatitis (adenovirus) – affects vital organs like the kidney and lungs
  • Parainfluenza – affects the respiratory system; highly contagious
  • Parvovirus – affects the stomach and small intestine
  • Rabies – affects the spinal cord and brain; incurable and fatal

    What core vaccinations do you recommend for dogs?

    After 16-months-old, dogs will get a booster of the vaccines they received as puppies. Usually, they’ll receive core vaccines every three years, including:

  • Distemper
  • Hepatitis (adenovirus)
  • Parainfluenza
  • Parvovirus
  • Rabies

    What are non-core vaccines you might recommend?

    Depending on the likelihood of your feline friend being impacted by some diseases, we’ll recommend certain non-core vaccines. Some vaccines we might recommend are:

  • Coronavirus
  • Bordetella (Kennel cough)
  • Lyme disease