Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
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.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective July 6, 2020, one client per appointment will be allowed into the hospital. Below are important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. We will then meet you at the door to allow one owner and your pet into the hospital for your appointment. We ask that you bring a mask to wear a mask (medical or non-medical) for the duration of your appointment and maintain physical distance from staff. There are floor stickers to guide you throughout the clinic.
Contactless appointments, where clients remain outside, are still available.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday - Sunday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Tantallon Veterinary Hospital