What types of vaccinations do you offer for adult dogs?
We offer vaccination against Rabies, Kennel Cough (not just for boarding animals) caused by both bacteria and viruses. Parvovirus which is a severe vomiting and diarrhea disease of dogs that can be fatal. Distemper which is a virus that can be carried by other dogs and raccoons and is potentially fatal. Adenovirus which causes liver disease in dogs. Leptospirosis which is a bacterial disease spread by wildlife and potentially fatal in dogs. It can also be spread to humans by infected dogs. There is a new vaccine available for canine flu, though currently this vaccine is only given based on potential exposure (for example travelling).
- Kennel Cough
- Canine Flu
Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?
Vaccines are important in the prevention of certain diseases in dogs just as they are in humans. Some of the diseases we vaccinate for are potentially fatal, so it makes sense to prevent them rather than treat them since vaccines are in general very well tolerated in the vast majority of dogs. We vaccinate dogs starting as puppies and then continue as young adults. After 2 and 1/2 years of age, some of the vaccines we use are only given every 3 years to provide immunity. We tailor the vaccines give to each dog based on their lifestyle, risk factors, breed as well as any previous vaccine concerns. With some diseases such as Rabies, it is mandatory to vaccinate your dog so that they provide a barrier against exposure for humans. As well as for wildlife with Rabies that could potentially infect your dog if not vaccinated. Once clinical signs of Rabies have developed, it is 100% a fatal disease for both dogs and humans, so it makes sense to vaccinate preventively.
How much does it cost to vaccinate my dog?
Prices vary based on your pet’s needs. Please feel free to contact us anytime, we’re here seven days a week to answer all your questions.