Vaccinations for Puppies and Dogs
Vaccinations are a form of preventative healthcare. They are one of many ways to protect your pet from being infected by parasites or contagious and deadly diseases. Your dog will need more than one vaccination to be fully protected. The first set should start when they are approximately 6 to 12-weeks-old. They will continue to receive vaccinations until they are 3 to 4-months-old. These booster shots are to ensure their immune system stays strong. To get them started on their series of vaccinations, call us at 403.527.4888.
Are vaccines safe?
Absolutely. All tests, medicinal plans and treatments we offer are approved by the veterinary community and will be thoroughly explained to pet owners. Vaccines contain components of the virus that have been changed to be non-threatening. Instead, they are meant to drive your dog’s cells into a disease-fighting frenzy. Anytime your dog encounters that virus again, their immune system will be prepared to fight it off.
What kind of diseases do vaccinations protect my dog from?
The vaccinations your dog receives will depend on their environment, what they’re exposed to and other health factors. The most common diseases we’ll be protecting them from include, canine distemper, rabies and canine parvovirus. Vaccinations can also prevent your pet from catching Lyme disease, which is transmitted through ticks, canine tracheobronchitis and canine coronavirus. Many of these diseases are contagious, some of them are fatal and they will all impede your dog’s quality of life.
Are vaccines mandatory?
Yes. Getting your dog vaccinated will ensure they do not pass on diseases to other animals in their community. When they are in good health, they live longer and healthier lives. If your pet catches a disease and it is undetected for too long, it can cause irreversible damage to their organs or lead to their death. Preventative medicine, like vaccinations, benefits you, your dog, your family, and your community.