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Puppy Vaccinations

Getting your puppy started on a proper vaccination program early will help keep them healthy for life. It is important to time the vaccines properly so that as the immunity their mother has provided them starts to wane; their own immune system is prepared to protect them from exposure to disease. We recommend starting your puppy at six weeks of age and continuing to vaccinate them every 3-4 weeks until they are 16 weeks of age. Response to vaccines varies in each individual puppy and in order to ensure all puppies are properly protected, we recommend boosting the vaccines in a timely fashion.

What vaccinations do you provide to new puppies?

Your puppy’s first vaccines will contain protection from Canine Distemper, Parainfluenza, Hepatitis and Parvovirus. As your puppy gets a little older, we start protection for Leptospirosis as well. If your puppy’s lifestyle and risk warrant it, we can also provide them with vaccinations to prevent Lyme disease and Bordetella (Kennel cough).

At what age should I bring in my puppy for its vaccinations?

This will depend on how old your puppy is when you get him or her and if they have already had a vaccine with their breeder. We can start vaccinations as early as 6 weeks of age, and this is recommended, especially if they are no longer with their mother and receiving their protection. If your puppy has already had a vaccine, generally this will require a booster three to four weeks after receiving that vaccine.

How should I prepare my puppy for its first vaccination visit?

We want to make your puppy’s first visit a positive experience! If you haven’t had the chance to take them for a car ride yet, it is nice if they have the chance to get used to that, so they aren’t scared before they get here. We would like you to not feed them right before their visit, so they can be hungry and eager to eat our treats. We also recommend that you bring along any paperwork that you may have received from your breeder or their veterinarian, so we can review any medical history or microchip information. Don’t forget to bring a fresh stool (poop) sample so we can check it for intestinal parasites.

How much do puppy vaccinations cost?

The visit cost will vary depending on what vaccines your puppy has already received, their age and what lifestyle vaccines, like kennel cough (Bordetella) they may be receiving. We like to send home internal and external parasite control home with our puppies as well, so depending on the weight of your puppy, the cost of that could vary. Feel free to give our office a phone call, and we can give you a better idea of how much the visit will be.

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Last updated: November 3, 2020

Dear Clients,

We are all aware of the concerns and rapidly changing situation with COVID-19. Due to the close public contact that our work requires, we have taken necessary measures to protect our clients, our team and work hard to ensure we can continue to provide excellent care for our patients.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience in these matters. Please stay healthy and thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety.  As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

The following updates are effective Wednesday November 4, 2020.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours - please note that evening appointments are only available for vaccination clinics:

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday to Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sunday: Closed

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Aylmer Veterinary Clinic