Vaccinations for Puppies and Dogs

Having your pet vaccinated protects them from various illnesses that are sometimes transmissible to other pets and even humans. For this reason, we encourage our clients to work with one of our veterinarians to create a vaccination schedule. With this schedule we will decide what vaccines are necessary for your dog and create a timeline for when each shot should be administered. To connect with our team to create a vaccination plan for your pet call us at 403.637.3928.

What are core vaccines for puppies and dogs?

Core vaccines are deemed essential because of how easily diseases spread without them. Plus, these diseases can spread to humans. Puppies and dogs need to be vaccinated against:

  • Rabies
  • Parvovirus
  • Distemper
  • Hepatitis
  • Parainfluenza

    What non-core vaccines might be recommended for my puppy/dog?

    We recommend non-core vaccines based on the likelihood of your pet being exposed to certain diseases. If your pet’s surroundings or lifestyle put them at risk we may recommend vaccinations against Bordetella, Lyme disease and Leptospirosis.

    When should my puppy be vaccinated?

    We usually begin puppy vaccinations at 8-weeks-old. This is generally when immunity from their mother’s milk wears off. From that age, we continue vaccines every 3-4 weeks until they are 4-months-old.

    How often should my adult dog be vaccinated?

    We recommend adult dogs get booster shots when they have completed their last round of puppy shots. Booster shots are administered either once every year or once every three years. Most vaccines are effective for one year with the exception of Rabies and Bordetella. Rabies shots are effective for three years and Bordetella 6-12 months.

  • Last updated: November 19, 2021

    We would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to all our clients that have been so patient with us during the current pandemic situation. We are happy to announce that we are open again!

    We are kindly asking that our clients still wear a mask when they are in the building to protect themselves and our staff. Our waiting room will be limited to one client at a time. All our staff will also still be wearing their masks and taking care to wipe down frequently touched surfaces and sanitize in between clients and patients as we have always done.

    If you are uncomfortable entering the clinic, please do not hesitate to call and we are happy to serve you and your pet curbside. As always cats must be in carriers, and dogs must be on a leash for safety and liability reasons.

    We know that these have been trying times for everyone, but rest assured your pet is still receiving the highest quality of care that you have always known from our veterinarians and staff members.

    If there are any concerns or special circumstances, please feel free to discuss this with our staff and we can take it into consideration.

    - Your dedicated team at Cremona Veterinary Clinic