We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
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.
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.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
The following changes are effective as of Monday, March 23, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 403-278-3168. We will bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will then call you to discuss our recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a technician will return your pet to your car and take care of any needed medications and payment.
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the clinic. Our staff will bring your order to your car.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.
- Your dedicated team at Acadia Drive Animal Clinic