Vaccinations for Puppies and Dogs

Your puppy should be introduced to their first set of vaccines when they are 6 to 8-weeks-old. They should continue being vaccinated until they are 4-months-old. Every dog’s journey is different. The vaccines they receive and how often they should come in for booster shots depends on where and how they live. If they are in areas known for certain infections or if they’re very outdoorsy, they may need extra protection. To learn more about the vaccinations your dog should get, call us at 250.598.4477.

Should I get my older, adopted dog vaccinated?

Yes! Most dogs when they’re adopted or rehomed should have their medical information handed over to the new owner. Don’t be afraid to ask for it. If it’s not available, we recommend bringing your new family member in for a full package of care. They should also be brought to our facility if they are a stray pet. We’ll do a veterinary exam, discuss getting them spayed or neutered and begin the vaccination process after their test results come in.

What vaccines will my dog receive?

Your dog will require core vaccines and may require non-core vaccines. Core vaccines are mandatory and provide protection against diseases like Rabies and Hepatitis. Non-core vaccines depend on your dog’s environment and lifestyle. They are not necessary but highly recommended. With non-core vaccines, your dog will be safe from bordetella, canine influenza and Lyme disease.