Did you know that incurable diseases such as distemper have a 50% fatality rate in adult dogs? In young puppies, the fatality rate is about 80%. Fortunately, the distemper vaccine is highly effective at preventing the disease. Vaccines are the vital measures that keep your loyal companion safe from diseases and death in some cases. Puppies as young as 8-weeks-old can be given vaccines and receive booster doses throughout their life to boost their immunity. Our veterinarians can build a preventative health program tailored to your pet’s needs and ensure their safety. To book an appointment or get more information about our vaccination services, call us at 306-545-7211.
What diseases do vaccinations prevent in dogs and puppies?
Most commonly administered vaccinations boost immunity against diseases like Canine Distemper Virus, Rabies, Parvovirus, Adenovirus/Parainfluenza, and Bordetella.
What vaccinations should puppies be given and when?
Here is an example of a typical vaccine series schedule. In some cases, this may need to be altered depending on the health, age and breed of your puppy:
- 8-weeks-old: Distemper + Adenovirus 2 + Parainfluenza + Parvovirus (combination vaccine)
- 12-weeks-old: Distemper + Adenovirus 2 + Parainfluenza + Parvovirus (combination vaccine) + Bordetella (optional, separate vaccine)
- 16-weeks-old: Distemper + Adenovirus 2 + Parainfluenza + Parvovirus (combination) + 1 year Rabies (separate)
- 16-months-old: Distemper + Adenovirus 2 + Parainfluenza + Parvovirus (combination) + Bordetella (optional, separate) + 3 year Rabies (separate)
What happens during a vaccination appointment?
At every vaccine appointment, the veterinarian will conduct a complete physical examination of your puppy. The doctor will check their teeth, ears, and eyes and listen to their heart and lungs. It is important to identify any health concerns that may appear as they grow and ensure that your puppy is healthy enough to receive their vaccinations. We will also be happy to discuss any concerns you may have regarding your puppy’s health or development.