Vaccinations for Puppies and Dogs

Vaccines are a simple and effective way to protect your pets. Our veterinarians recommend vaccines as they are the first line of defense in their life. Our hospital provides all vaccines mandated by law. We encourage you to consult with us for all your pet’s vaccination needs. Be sure to call us at 506.455.1700.

Which vaccines does your hospital offer?

Our hospital offers all the vaccines required by law and others that are not mandatory:

1. Rabies – legally required
2. Canine Parvovirus, Distemper and Hepatitis (DHPP) – mandatory/strongly recommended

Our hospital also offers non-core vaccines which protects your furry friend from diseases they may be exposed to. The non-core vaccines we offer include:

1. Lyme
2. Canine Influenza
3. Bordetella

Which vaccines does my pet need?

Your puppy or dog needs to receive all of the core vaccines. To prevent over-vaccinations our veterinarians recommend non-core vaccines based on each patient’s unique conditions. Our team will first consider your pet’s lifestyle and their surroundings when recommending non-core shots. To learn more about the vaccines your puppy or dog needs call us at 506.455.1700.

How often should my puppy or dog be vaccinated?

Your puppy should start their first round of vaccines at 8-weeks-old. These vaccines should continue every 3-4 weeks until they are between 16-19-weeks-old. Once your pet has completed their full puppy series our team will recommend periodic booster shots. Booster shots are given once every year or once every three years depending on how long the initial vaccine is effective for.

Will my pet have side effects after getting a vaccine?

It is possible that some pets may experience some side effects to getting their vaccines. The side effects are very mild and non-life threatening. Your pet may experience some soreness at the injection site, loss of appetite or lethargy. The symptoms usually clear up within a day or two, but you can always reach out to us if you become concerned.

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