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Vaccination for Puppies and Dogs

As fellow pet owners, we know that vaccinations are the first step in ensuring a dog’s good health. They decrease their chances of catching the worst symptoms. Besides, vaccinations are just the beginning. When you consider their nutrition, environment and the regular wellness checks they will be receiving, it’s safe to say your pet will be getting the best protection from diseases. For a longer and stress free life with your dog, contact us at 403.982.8387 to book a vaccination appointment.

When should my dog be vaccinated?

The immunity that a puppy has at birth begins to diminish sometime between 6 and 12 weeks. They will receive repeated vaccinations once a month until the puppy is about 3 to 4 months old. Thereafter, your dog will require repeat vaccinations at least once a year. Above all, follow the vaccination schedule recommended by our veterinarians. If there is too long an interval between the first vaccination and the booster, your dog may have to undergo the series all over again.

What kind of diseases is my dog protected from when vaccinated?

[/answer] Vaccinations are the first line of defence when it comes to your pet’s health. Many diseases, when left untreated or without preventative measures (regular vaccinations and wellness checks) can evolve into chronic medical conditions or fatality. After evaluating your dog’s health conditions and risk factors, our veterinarians will provide vaccinations against these diseases:

  • Canine Distemper: A contagious disease that spreads by discharges from the noses and eyes. 
Symptoms: Fever, coughing, diarrhea and vomiting. Convulsions and paralysis may occur in the disease’s final stages.

  • Canine Tracheobronchitis: A respiratory-tract infection easily transmitted from one dog to another and caused by various airborne bacteria and viruses. 
Symptoms: Dry, hacking cough

  • Canine Parvovirus: A contagious and debilitating disease spread through infected feces
Symptoms: High fever, drowsiness, vomiting and diarrhea

  • Rabies: An incurable viral disease that can affect the central nervous system of almost all mammals, including humans. It is spread through saliva of infected animals (which can include skunks, foxes, raccoons and bats) from bites or any break in the skin.
Symptoms: Random aggression, weakness

  • Infectious Canine Hepatitis: A disease transmitted among dogs by contact with secretions, such as saliva, infected urine or feces. Symptoms: Abdominal pain, dry cough

  • Lyme disease: Transmitted to dogs and humans by ticks commonly found in high grass, brush or heavily wooded areas.
Symptoms: Chronic arthritis, death.

    Your pet’s good health doesn’t just benefit them and your family, it also benefits the community you are in and the environments you visit. If you want your dog to socialize, getting them vaccinated will ensure they do not pass on their diseases to other dogs. In fact, you will need to prove they have been vaccinated if you want to travel.

  • Last updated: April 5, 2021

    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

  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    5. 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!

    - The team at Elizabeth Street Pet Hospital