Vaccinating your dog has long been considered one of the easiest ways to help him/her live a long, healthy life. Core vaccines are recommended for all dogs based on their risk of exposure, the severity of disease or transmissibility to humans. Our core vaccines include Distemper, Parainfluenza, Adenovirus and Parvovirus. We also recommend Rabies to all dogs as humans can contract rabies too! Then there are also lifestyle vaccines. These include Bordetella (kennel cough) and Lyme. These non-core vaccines are given depending on your dog’s exposure risk. Vaccination is a procedure that has risks and benefits that must be weighed for every dog relative to their lifestyle and health. Your veterinarian can determine a vaccination protocol that will provide the safest and best protection for your dog.
What types of vaccinations does your clinic offer for adult dogs?
D(distemper), A2(adenovirus), P(parainfluenza), P(parvo) = DA2PP, Rabies, Bordatella – Injectable, Intranasal or intraoral.
Is there a schedule for how often dogs need to be vaccinated?
Yes, following the puppy protocol, adult dogs are boosted again after one year, to ensure adequate protection, and then we revaccinate every three years after that for the core vaccines. Bordetella (kennel cough) needs to be given annually.
Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?
To ensure the health and safety of your pet and others as well as continued eradication of potentially deadly diseases. Prevention is always the best medicine.
How much does it cost to vaccinate my dog?
Price will vary based on some factors, like age, gender and size. Please call for prices for whatever vaccines your dog needs and we can quote you over the phone.