We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
We provide puppies with distemper, adenovirus, parainfluenza, Bordetella, parvovirus, leptospirosis and rabies. It is mandatory in Ontario to vaccinate for rabies disease because it is a human health risk and protecting your dog helps prevent humans from exposure. All vaccinations help to protect your puppy from potentially fatal diseases.
Why is it important to vaccinate your puppy?
vaccines provide a good way of preventing potentially fatal diseases in puppies who no longer have their mother’s antibodies in their bloodstream after 6 to 7 weeks of age. Vaccines allow the puppy to form their antibodies against diseases by exposing them to small amounts of killed viruses and bacteria in the vaccines. Usually, puppies should be vaccinated starting at eight weeks of age and then be repeating the immunization at 12 weeks and once more at 16 weeks. This is important to the puppy’s health as vaccines will protect against diseases that can be contracted from other puppies or dogs.
At what age should I bring in my puppy for its vaccinations?
Puppies should be vaccinated starting at around 7 to 8 weeks of age; After that two more sets of vaccines will be administered about four weeks apart. Some of the vaccines will be split which reduces the likelihood of any reactions. This may require more frequent trips for vaccines but does not change the cost.
How should I prepare my puppy for its first vaccination visit?
Make sure your puppy is fed and exercised as it is easier to examine a puppy that is not distracted by hunger and not frustrated by lack of exercise. Also, make sure you have been handling your puppy’s ears and eyes and mouth and feet so that it is accustomed to having these areas touched. Make sure you have all of your previous vaccines records, microchip information, deworming information, diet information and a list of any questions or concerns you may have. Please bring a fresh stool sample from your puppy so we can check for parasites. Please be sure to let us know if your puppy has not been well.
How much do puppy vaccinations cost?
Prices vary based on your pet’s needs. Please feel free to contact us anytime, we’re here 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer all your questions.
We are so happy to announce that we have won the 2018 Reader’s Choice Award in Mississauga in the category of Best Veterinary Hospitals! This award is very special to us as the voting is done by the community and our clients.
We would like to thank every person who took the time to vote, or even took the time to share your experience with someone else.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 905-855-2100. We will bring your pet into the hospital for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will then call you to discuss our recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a technician will return your pet to your car and take care of any needed medications and payment.
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time. However, if you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.
3. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car. At this time, we are limiting food purchases to 2 bags or 2 cases per client. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, visit our website.
4. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
5. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.
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.
- Your dedicated team at Clarkson Village Animal Hospital