Our veterinary team places special emphasis on preventative health care. We want to ensure your pet is protected against harmful diseases that could negatively impact their overall health and quality of life. This starts with ensuring your puppies receive their first series of vaccinations, setting them up for a full immunization into their adulthood.
Why are vaccines necessary?
Vaccinations are an essential component of a complete preventative health program. These immunizations help protect your puppy or dogs, as well as other pets in the community from the most common viral and bacterial diseases that can be picked up in their day-to-day lives. Since some diseases are highly contagious, vaccinating as many pets as possible against certain diseases stops the potential for community spread, helping us develop herd immunity. However, one vaccine dose isn't enough for us to achieve this. Your pet will typically need a series of initial vaccines and boosters as puppies and throughout their adulthood to ensure they develop full immunity. To learn more about vaccination plans, please contact us at 604-522-3344.
Which vaccines will my pet need?
Core vaccinations are recommended for dogs. Other optional non-core vaccinations only need to be considered after consultation with one of our veterinarians, who help to determine your pet's risk based on their lifestyle. Both types of vaccines ensure your pet builds immunity against certain diseases, ensuring they won't be negatively impacted if they come into contact with them. Your pet's vaccination could include the following core and non-core vaccines:
- Canine distemper
- Canine parvovirus
- Lyme disease