Dog & Puppy Vacination Services
Vaccinations are essential to help your pet live a long and happy life. Vaccines protect your dog from severe and deadly diseases. Vaccination is often given as an annual injection and helps maintain your pet’s immunity at a high level. The vaccine stimulates the immune system so that if the dog is exposed to the microorganism in the future, it will either not get sick or experience only mild illness. It is essential to consult our veterinarians to establish the proper vaccination schedule for your pet dog.
The Importance of Dog Vaccination
Maintaining your pet’s good health involves a significant reliance on regular immunizations. Whether you engage in dog boarding, enroll them in day camps, or arrange playdates and grooming sessions, these enjoyable activities come with inherent health risks due to increased exposure to diseases. It underscores the critical importance of keeping your dogs’ vaccinations current.
Vaccinations and booster shots protect your dog from dangerous and potentially fatal diseases, such as parvovirus and canine hepatitis. Vaccines help your dog stay healthy by introducing a small amount of the bacteria or virus they are being vaccinated against. A bacterial or viral vaccine is typically a modified or non-deadly strain that poses no harm.
Vaccination exposes the dog’s immune system to the virus or bacteria and strengthens it to recognize and attack these pathogens. It means that if your pet faces a severe illness in the future, its immune system will be better prepared to fight it off. Therefore, it is always advisable to vaccinate dogs. It helps protect the canine community and reduces the risk of infection for all dogs in the area.
What kinds of dog vaccination do we have?
At Toronto North Animal Hospital clinic we provide vaccines that mix several protections:
DHPP-L: This vaccine safeguards against distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, parainfluenza, and leptospirosis. We also have individual shots for leptospirosis and DHPP.
Bordetella: This one helps prevent kennel cough.
Dog Vaccination schedule at North York
In the case of puppies, vaccination typically involves a series of three sets administered at 8, 12, and 16 weeks of age. Commencing at eight weeks, it is advisable to administer the DHPP vaccine, subsequently boosting it every four weeks until the dog reaches 16 weeks. Depending on the individual pet’s needs and lifestyle, consideration may also be given to including the Bordetella and Leptospirosis vaccines. At the culmination of this series, at 16 weeks, the rabies vaccine becomes part of the regimen.
The recommended vaccination schedule for adult dogs typically includes annual vaccinations for Leptospirosis, Lyme, and Bordetella, while DHPP and rabies vaccinations are administered every three years.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1- Why dog vaccination is it crucial?
Vaccines protect dogs from severe and sometimes fatal illnesses. These illnesses can be caught by various wild animals, like raccoons, foxes, skunks, and bats, that live in our cities.
2- How can I get my puppy ready for its first vaccine appointment?
We advise you to bring all the essential documents related to your puppy to the first visit. These documents will give the vet the latest information about your puppy’s breeding, how you’ve controlled parasites, and any prior vaccines.
3- How much will it cost to vaccinate my dog at North York?
Discussing your dog’s vaccination needs and how often they should get them with your vet will help determine the cost. The price will depend on which vaccines are necessary and whether parasite control is recommended. You can ask our staff for the cost details either over the phone or during your visit to the clinic.
4- At what age should I bring in my puppy for its vaccinations?
We advise initiating the vaccination series when your puppy reaches eight weeks of age. Subsequent visits for booster vaccines are scheduled at 12 and 16 weeks of age. If your puppy has already received a vaccine from the breeder before eight weeks, we will adjust your puppy’s vaccination plan accordingly.
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At Toronto North Animal Hospital, we work around the clock to provide the best services to our dear clients. Our love for animals drives us to do our best. We’re not afraid to roll on the floor with a puppy, and we love the kitties that greet us daily. With initiative, positivity and sincerity, we strive to bridge the gap between humans and pets and focus on their health to establish a better and stronger relationship because we consider animals family members.
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Our love for animals drives us to do our best. We are not afraid to roll on the floor with a puppy and we love the kitties that greet us daily. With initiative, positivity, and sincerity, we strive to bridge the gap between humans and pets and focus on their health to establish a better and stronger relationship because we consider animals family members. Choosing a veterinary clinic significantly impacts the health of animals, so be careful when choosing.