The vaccines needed for each dog varies depending on their lifestyle and what risks they may be exposed to. During your pet’s annual visit with us, we will discuss with you which vaccines will keep your fur-baby best protected in their everyday lives, as well as for many happy and healthy years to come.
What types of vaccinations do you offer for adult dogs?
There are two different categories of vaccines; core and non-core.
Core – Administered to all healthy dogs.
Non-Core – Administered selectively based on geography, lifestyle and exposure risk.
Core Vaccines include:
- Distemper Complex – Protects against distemper, adenovirus (hepatitis), leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvo and coronavirus. These diseases attack the respiratory system, liver, kidneys, intestines, cause joint pain, lethargy, can some can be spread to humans.
- Rabies – Fatal and incurable. Rabies affects the nervous system and can be spread to humans. This vaccine is required by law.
Non-Core Vaccines include:
- Bordetella – More commonly known as kennel cough. Required when boarding dogs in a kennel or daycare.
- Lyme – Disease spread by the deer tick. Recommended for dogs who live in or travel to Lyme endemic areas.
Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?
By vaccinating your dog, you help protect them from many illnesses, as well as very contagious and deadly diseases; some of which can be spread to humans.
How much does it cost to vaccinate my dog?
The vaccine protocol for each dog differs based on health, age, lifestyle and exposure risks. During your annual visit with your fur baby, we will provide your dog with a comprehensive physical exam and discuss what vaccines will best suit their needs. Please call our clinic today with any questions or concerns you may have about vaccines and the costs associated.