Vaccines provide a way for us to ‘jump start’ a puppy’s immune system so that it can start producing the antibodies required to fight off infectious organisms before they can take hold. A puppy is at a higher risk of contracting these infectious organisms due to its underdeveloped immune system. When animals are very young, they have antibodies provided by their mother’s milk that helps protect them from diseases. These antibodies disappear between 8 and 12 weeks of age. It is therefore important to provide vaccines to allow their own bodies to produce these protective antibodies starting at 8 weeks of age.
What vaccinations do you provide to new puppies?
We vaccinate for Distemper, Adenovirus type 2, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis, Rabies, and Bordetella.
Why is it important to vaccinate your puppy?
A puppy’s immune system hasn’t fully developed yet; therefore they are more susceptible to illness and disease. Newborn puppies are often initially protected against diseases through the immunity passed down in the mother’s milk. This protection is lost sometime around 8-12 weeks. It is therefore imperative to vaccinate all puppies with a series of vaccines at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age to protect against various diseases in their initial year of life.
At what age should I bring my puppy for their vaccinations?
We recommend puppies receive their first vaccine at 8 weeks of age and receive a booster at 12 and 16 weeks.
How should I prepare my puppy for their first vaccination visit?
Bringing your puppy to the clinic for a weigh-in and a treat can make them less fearful of the clinic.
How much do puppy vaccinations cost?
For pricing, please contact the clinic and we will be happy to provide you with a quote.