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Vaccines for Puppies & Dogs

Vaccines are an effective way to protect your pet against harmful diseases.   

Vaccines for Puppies & Dogs

Vaccines are an effective way to protect your pet against harmful diseases.   

It’s always prudent to be cautious, especially when it comes to vaccinating your canine friend. Canines as young as 6 weeks old can receive vaccines. You can start protecting your loyal companion at a young age from harmful and deadly diseases such as rabies, distemper, parvovirus, and Bordetella. If you plan to start vaccinating your puppy or need to get a booster vaccine for your adult dog, we are a call away from assisting you. You can reach us at (416) 362-9696.

What vaccines does a puppy need?

Some core vaccines administered to puppies include vaccinations against diseases such as distemper, measles, parainfluenza, adenovirus [hepatitis], parainfluenza, parvovirus, and rabies. A veterinarian might also recommend that your puppy receive other non-core vaccines based on your pet’s location and lifestyle.

What happens if my puppy misses a vaccine or a booster dose?

Puppies must receive their vaccinations according to the vaccine schedule. Missing or delaying a vaccine may result in inadequate protection and can lead to exposure to harmful infections. If you notice any delays or omissions, seek advice from a veterinarian and schedule it as soon as possible.

How do I know if my dog is having a bad reaction to a vaccine?

Like humans, dogs can experience mild side effects after a vaccine, such as mild fever, loss of appetite, reduced activity, coughing, or a snotty nose that might last a day or two. However, if you notice any worsening signs that last longer, please seek veterinary care immediately.

Some signs to look out for include:

  • Persistent diarrhea or vomiting
  • Itchy skin that develops bumps
  • Severe coughing or difficulty breathing
  • Swelling around the face, nose, ear, and muzzle
  • Fainting
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