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Vaccines

Vaccines are the best way to protect you puppy against certain diseases.

THe way vaccine work is they stimulate your pet's immune system to create antibodies capable of fighting the disease you have vaccinated for.

Vaccine Schedule

Please call if you have any Questions or concerns about Vaccines


 

Vaccine Schedule

Age of puppy:

Vaccine:

Information:

6-8 weeks

Distemper

A four-way combination vaccine that includes distemper, adenovirus(1 and 2), parainfluenza and parvovirus. All of these diseases are viral and life threatening. But with the they can be effectively prevented by following proper vaccine protocol.

10-12 weeks

Distemper

When puppies are young the milk from there mom helps them build immunity and fight off minor problems. This same immunity also lowers the efficacy of the vaccine. To maintain the desired efficacy certain  vaccines need to be boosted

Lyme 

During your puppies 2nd vaccines we will go over what vaccines will suit your puppy's lifestyle. Lyme disease is spread by ticks that are found tall grass, trees, and bushes and forested areas. If your puppy will be exposed to this kind of environment we will recommend he or she be vaccinated against lyme disease.

Lyme disease can be very difficult to diagnose do to its large list of possible symptoms (unless you find a tick imbedded). 

Leptosirosis During your puppies 2nd vaccines we will go over what vaccines will suit your puppy's lifestyle. Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease spread through the urine of affected dogs or wild animals. This disease is able to spread to humans as well. 

Bordetella

Is given to all puppies as it is an airborne bacteria with long-lasting spores. Commonly known as Kennel Cough this disease affects the respiratory track causing discomfort and a loud honking cough.

14-16 weeks

Booster

This is just a booster for all the vaccines at 10-12 weeks.

Rabies

Is given to all puppies and is required to cross international borders, go to the groomers, attend puppy classes, and enter most boarding facilities. 

Minnie says: Keep young puppies away from other dogs until fully vaccinated or they may get sick.

Facts and Myths about Vaccines:

Myth : My pet doesn't need the vaccine because that disease is no longer common.

Fact: These disease still exist, even if we don't see them every day. If the immunization rates fall theses diseases will become apart of out live again.

Myth: If all the other animals are vaccinated mine doesn't need to.

Fact: Yes forsure your pet needs to be protected. When fewer pets are vaccinated disease starts to spread very quickly.

Myth: It's better to do my pets vaccines one at a time

Fact: Thanks to combination vaccines we now use fewer needles, have less delay in protection, fewer visits involving needles and its less traumatic.

Myth:Vaccines aren't properly tested for safety

Fact: Vaccines are safe and effective. Like all medications they have to go through a series of steps and trials before they hit the market to prove they are both safe and effective. If a vaccine doesn't pass a safety as well as efficacy trial it is not allowed in Canada.