Vaccines are an easy way to protect your dog from preventable illness and should be kept up to date throughout your pet’s life. Our veterinarians recommend that all dogs should be up to date with their core vaccines, including DA2PP (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvovirus and Parainfluenza) and Rabies. Other vaccinations we offer include Lyme, Leptospirosis, and Bordetella.
What types of vaccinations do you offer for adult dogs?
We offer five canine vaccines in total. Two are what we call core vaccines, which all dogs should be kept up to date on. These vaccines are DA2PP and Rabies. The three other vaccinations we offer include Lyme, Leptospirosis, and Bordetella. We refer to these as “Lifestyle” vaccinations, you and your veterinarian can decide what is the best choice for your dog, based on his or her lifestyle.
Is there a schedule for how often a dog should be vaccinated?
Yes, there are both bacterial and viral antigen vaccines. Bacterial antigens protect for one year and require annual boosters. Viral antigens can protect your dog for up to three years, and so they require a booster every three years.
Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?
Vaccinating your dog is the easiest way to protect him/her against preventable illness by building up immunity.
How much does it cost to vaccinate my dog?
For pricing, please contact the hospital, and we will be happy to provide you with a quote.
Are checkups still recommendeded if my dog is up-to-date on all vaccines?
A physical examination is performed with all vaccination appointments; if your pet is not currently due for vaccines we still recommend an annual check up exam. An annual exam and thorough history is one of the most important tools in our diagnostic toolbox. Even if your pet is healthy a physical exam will allow us to evaluate them for subtle changes and early detection is the key to successful outcomes and prolongs the length and quality of life for our pets.