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Puppy Vaccinations

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.

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Prevost Veterinary Clinic