Vaccination plans are typically tailored to your pet’s specific needs, like their environment and lifestyle. Vaccines are a safe and effective way to safeguard your pet against preventable diseases. With your pet in mind, we’ll create a vaccination plan that will grow with them as puppies and into their adult years.
How effective are vaccinations?
Some vaccinations provide your pet with complete immunity against a disease, whereas others lessen the severity of infection if your pet comes into contact with the virus. Vaccines are formulated with a modified form of the disease that stimulates their immune system to fight against it. Boosters are designed to sustain your pet’s immunity since it decreases over time. Maintaining your pet’s vaccination schedule improves their body’s ability to fight against infections. If you have questions about vaccinating your puppy or dog, please contact us at 403-217-0460.
When should my pet be vaccinated?
Some vaccinations are given on a need-to-dose basis, like non-core vaccines, which means your pet only needs them if they’re at risk of contracting a specific disease. Other essential core vaccines are given during your puppy’s first four months and continue into their adult years. We recommend following the vaccination schedule below for your pet:
- Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza, Parvo, and Corona (DHLPPC) – a combination vaccination first given between 6 to 8 weeks old
- Rabies – first given around 16-weeks-old
- Bordetella – first given between 14 to 16-weeks-old