Vaccines for Puppies & Dogs

Ensuring your dog has the proper antibodies in their system to protect themselves.

Vaccinating your puppy and dog can safeguard them against harmful diseases that could negatively impact their health. Your pet's vaccination plans grow with them, starting during their first few weeks of life and following them into adulthood. Though the frequency of doses decreases over time, your pet maintains immunity against a range of diseases.

What is a vaccination plan?

A vaccination plan outlines the vaccinations your pet should receive, based on their overall health, lifestyle and risk of contracting certain contagious diseases. It also includes a schedule of when your pet should receive their vaccines, ensuring they're on track to building immunity. Some vaccinations provide full protection against diseases while others limit the severity of the symptoms your pet will experience if they contract the disease. Thanks to intentional vaccination efforts, herd immunity has been achieved against diseases that no longer pose a risk to pets. By keeping up with your pet's vaccinations, you're playing your part in protecting your pet as well as the others in the community.

What's the difference between core and non-core vaccinations?

Core vaccinations are essential for protecting your pet against a range of harmful diseases. For example, the rabies vaccine is mandated under the law. Without it, your pet could be at risk of contracting a fatal neurological condition. We recommend administering non-core vaccinations based on our discretion, depending on your pet's risk of contracting certain diseases. If you have questions about core and non-core vaccinations, please contact us at 416-745-4700.

Core vaccinations include:

  • Rabies
  • Distemper
  • Adenovirus-2
  • Parvovirus

Non-core vaccinations include:

  • Bordetella
  • Lyme disease
  • Leptospirosis
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