Dog Vaccinations

Dog Vaccinations | Image by Hilary Halliwell from Pexels

Whether you have recently adopted a cute energetic puppy, or are caring for a life-experienced older dog, we understand the boundless love between pet owners and dogs. Vaccinations are an important part of this care. They shield your dog from life-threatening conditions they can acquire from viruses and bacterial infections. Here are a few common dog vaccinations all pet owners should know about:

Rabies

Rabies is a disease that presents a danger to pets, humans and wildlife. Your dog requires this vaccination by law. We administer it to puppies at approximately 4 months of age. The protection will last for a year. If your puppy receives the next shot on time, it will buy him/her additional protection for the next three years.

DHPP Core

Vaccines are classified as core when all breeds of dogs should receive it. DHPP stands for Distemper – Hepatitis – Parvovirus – Parainfluenza. All four are very worrisome diseases for dogs. But by far, Parvovirus is the most common, and the deadliest. Puppies are particularly susceptible to this disease and prevention is much easier and safer than treatment. Depending upon several factors including vaccines administered by the breeder, you may require one or two booster shots a month apart from each other to protect your pet for a year. And just like the rabies vaccine, if you remember to bring your dog in for the next shot in one year, the vaccine will protect him/her for another three years.

Leptospirosis

We highly recommend dogs in Toronto and York Region receive this vaccination because it is carried and transmitted by raccoons and skunks, prolific in these areas. The bacteria can attack the liver and kidneys, causing permanent damage and fatalities. To ensure your dog receives only one poke of the needle, we can easily administer this vaccine through the same syringe as the DHPP core, mentioned above. In fact, we are so gentle that your dog will barely notice the injection.

Kennel Cough

The name says it all. This is equivalent to whooping cough in human children. It causes a deep, dry, hacking cough which is also highly infectious. We often recommend this dog vaccination because your pet could easily catch it at the dog park, the grooming salon, or when they come close to an infected dog when out for a walk with you.

Dog Vaccination Plans

Every dog is unique and there are no one-size-fits-all vaccination plans. At Wellington Veterinary Hospital, we get to know your dog before creating a plan tailor-made to meet his/her needs. First, we determine your dog’s risks of exposure to specific viruses and bacteria. And then we adjust them for your dog’s breed, age and size. We take reasonable steps to ensure they receive immunization while also keeping them safe from unwanted side effects.

Pet owners often worry about the costs related to dog vaccinations. We encourage you to contact us so we can have a frank and open discussion about this matter. We can even provide you with an opinion about insurance plans if you have started your investigation down this path. The important thing to remember is that immunizing your pet adequately and on time when they are young can buy you three years of protection, saving you money in the long run.

Consequently, remembering your pet’s vaccination schedule, becomes a critically important element of the vaccination plan, particularly if you are concerned about the costs. To assist you in managing all of this, we offer a Pet Portal where we can set up your pet’s vaccination plan. It automatically sends you important reminders when your pet’s vaccinations become due.


About Wellington Veterinary Hospital

Wellington Veterinary Hospital is operated by Dr. Cliff Redford, a veterinarian with over two decades of experience. Our caring and passionate team of professionals provides a full range of services for your canine and feline companions. We are always delighted to meet new pets, answer your questions and offer preventative health care tips during free assessments with our veterinary technicians. Our location in Markham, Ontario offers plenty of free parking, convenient operating hours and a 24-hour emergency call line.

We consider the staff at Wellington our friends. They have looked after the last 2 dogs that we have had and are the most compassionate group of people I have ever met. No matter what the dogs problem, Cliff and his team have been there to help us through it. Cliff has an incredible natural quality for being able to learn as well as teach. We wouldn't take our next pet anywhere else but Welllington. THANKS TO YOU ALL.

Kim Van Blarcom

Eeeeewwww ear mites. But check out the YouTube video (link in bio) to learn how to avoid these and other common creepy crawly bugs in your pets. ...

Sometimes this donkey likes to kiss a jackass. ⁣
.⁣
.⁣
.⁣
.⁣
.⁣
#donkeylife #donkeysanctuary #donkeyrescue #love #donkeylovers #donkeyshow #donkeykong #donkeyoftheday #donkeyears #esel #donkeykongcountry #donkeymilk #nature #donkeylove #donkeyofinstagram #minidonkey #photography #donkeyass #horse #donkeylover #donkeygram #donkeys #donkeyride #donkeyselfie #donkeysofinstagram #donkeyfarm #animals #donkeyart #photooftheday #babydonkey
...

American Crocodile (Crocodylus Acutus). When volunteering in jamaica during the summer of 2016, we had the pleasure of working with the team @jamaicaspca_jspca and @hopezookingston on several of these beautiful modern day dinosaurs.
Like a dog...these beasts also pant to help cool themselves off. Cool eh 😎?

Stay tuned for an all crocodile YouTube channel episode coming soon (link in bio).


.⁣
.⁣
.⁣
.⁣
.⁣
#wireswildliferescue #sonomacountywildliferescue #vetlifepr #vetlife👩🏻‍⚕️ #vetlifeapparel #vetlifesuccess #vetlifestyle #crocodilesoftheworld #vetlife_spb_пациенты #vetlifenz #vetlife🐾💚 #vetlifestyle💟🍀😘🌺🐾🐠🐺🐶🐩🐎🐱🐈🐯💚💚💚 #vetlifepet #vetlifes #vetlifeözelklinik #vetlife_spb #wildliferescuenests #wildliferescuesouthcoast #wildliferescuealert #vetlife24h #rescuewildlife #vetlifeveterinaria #vetlifeveterinerkliniği🐾🐾🐕🐩🐈 #crocodilesofinstagram #australianwildliferescue #vetlifeveterinerkliniği #vetlifeisthebestlife #vetlifefloresta #vetlifestyle🐾 #vetlifeadvocate
...

‘‘Twas the day after christmas...and we rescued a deer; freezing cold from falling into an icy lake. Check out the YouTube episode, link in bio. Edited by @daniaal.m
.⁣
.⁣
.⁣
.⁣
.⁣
#dog #cats #medicinaveterinaria #dogs #veterinario #vets #vetschool #catsofinstagram #animals #vetmed #vetnurse #petsofinstagram #animal #veterinaria #dogsofinstagram #pets #veterinary #pet #veterinarylife #vetstudent #veterinaryclinic #vettechlife #veterinarian #vettech #puppy #veterinarymedicine #medvet #veterinarytechnician #cat #vetsofinstagram
...

A nasty male coyote with a broken shin. We had to sedate him to remove the cast. He sure is loving the inter dimensional sights and sounds brought on by pharmaceutical happy juice. 😎 #coyote #bekindtoanimals ...

Stay tuned for another episode coming out this Friday. This beautiful bald eagle was accidentally shot and bike its humerus bone. 7 weeks after it is almost ready to be released YAAAAYYY!!!! ...

Even though being a veterinarian is my life, It’s nice to take a break and hit some waves. Thanks @surfthegreats for teaching me a new sport, and now a new Xmas tradition. Off to A-bay I go!!!!! ...

The latest episode is on YouTube. Link in bio.

On our third day in Egypt, @edance.07 and I struggled to help this little puppy recover from a potentially deadly viral infection.
...

1210 Castlemore Ave.
Markham, ON L6E 0H7
Phone: (905) 294-7387
markham@vet905.com

Mon-Thu: 8:00am – 9:00pm
Fri: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am – 6:00pm

© 2021 Dr Cliff Worldwide Vet. All Rights Reserved