Our veterinary team will create a vaccination plan for your pet, which includes recommended vaccines and a schedule that corresponds with each dosage. Your pet will receive vaccines based on their lifestyle, age, and overall health. When administered correctly, vaccines are an effective way to protect your pet against harmful diseases.
Why do puppies need vaccines?
Puppies build some immunity against diseases while they’re nursing. Their mother’s milk provides some antibodies for a few weeks after birth. However, this quickly wears off during their first few weeks of life. Puppies should start getting vaccines when they are 6 to 8 weeks, up until they are 16-weeks-old. Depending on the vaccine, they could receive booster doses yearly throughout adulthood. Following your pet’s vaccination schedule is vital to helping them adequately build immunity against diseases. If you have questions about vaccination, please contact us at 604-427-2744.
Which vaccinations do you recommend?
Your pet’s vaccination plan depends on their risk of contracting a range of diseases - based on their age, lifestyle, and overall health. For example, all pets should receive core vaccines, but non-core vaccinations depend on your pet’s susceptibility to contracting certain diseases. Non-core vaccines for puppies and dogs include leptospirosis, Lyme disease, and Bordetella. Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that can cause liver and kidney damage. The disease is also zoonotic, which means humans can contract these diseases from pets. Lyme disease causes joint and kidney issues, while Bordetella causes respiratory disease. Core vaccines we recommend for your pet include: