Vaccinations are vital to your pet's health and longevity. Puppies should get their first vaccine as early as 6-12 weeks, as they have limited immunity against deadly viruses. The series continues until they're 4 months old. Your veterinarian will later recommend adult booster vaccines to maintain their immunity. At Pembroke Animal Hospital, we provide all the necessary vaccines for your pet's well-being and happiness.
Which vaccines are recommended for my dog?
To ensure that your dog gets the vaccines they need our veterinarians will assess their potential for risk. We also create a vaccination plan to ensure your puppy or dog gets their vaccines on time. The core vaccines that are required for canines include Rabies, Parvovirus, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza and Distemper. Depending on your dog’s lifestyle, they may need to be vaccinated against Canine Influenza, Bordetella, Lyme Disease and Leptospirosis. To discuss vaccination for your puppy or dog, feel free to call us at 613-732-3641.
What happens if my puppy or dog is not vaccinated?
Without proper vaccination, dogs are vulnerable to diseases that could potentially be life-threatening. Even if your dog received vaccinations as a puppy, boosters are essential to sustain their immunity. Let's explore the consequences when your furry friend lacks immunity against the following diseases:
- Kennel Cough - coughing, lung infection and difficulty breathing
- Lyme disease - joint pain, inflammation and fatal kidney damage
- Canine distemper - seizures, fever and lung disease
- Rabies - seizures, paralysis, fever and difficulty swallowing
- Canine parvovirus - bone marrow suppression, vomiting, bloody diarrhea