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.
Our goal with vaccinations is to activate a puppy’s immune system with vaccine exposure before they are introduced to the illness with no immunity. The typical schedule for puppy vaccinations is at 8, 12 and 16 weeks old.
The first vaccination your new puppy will receive is DA2PP (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvovirus and Parainfluenza) one of their core vaccinations. They will often get this with the breeder at or before 8 weeks of age. This particular vaccine will be boostered again at their 12 week visit and 16 week visit.
In addition to the DA2PP vaccine, your puppy can receive its Lyme, leptospirosis and Bordetella vaccines at their 12 week appointment if that is what you and the veterinarian decide. Their Rabies vaccine can be given at their 16 week appointment.[/answer]
Why is it important to vaccinate your puppy?
Vaccination is the easiest way to protect your new puppy from preventable diseases. It strengthens their immunity, so they do not get sick if they are exposed to a particular illness.
At what age should I bring my puppy for their vaccinations?
Ideally, the puppy will receive vaccines at 8, 12, and 16 weeks of age.
How should I prepare my puppy for their first vaccination visit?
Play with your puppy’s feet, ears, tail, and their mouths often. Get them used to having all of those places touched, so it isn’t brand new to them when the veterinarian does it. Doing this throughout your puppy’s life will also help make vet visits, nail trimming, ear cleaning and general grooming much easier as they grow!
How much do puppy vaccinations cost?
For pricing, please contact the hospital, and we will be happy to provide you with a quote.
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