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Dog Vaccinations

Vaccinations are important because they are designed to prepare the patients immune system to fight future infections from disease-causing agents. Vaccines help protect your pet from highly contagious and deadly diseases. They also help to improve your pet’s overall quality of life.

What types of vaccinations do you offer for adult dogs?

We offer Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus and Rabies as our core vaccines. Bordetella and Lyme vaccines are also available.

Is there a schedule for how often a dog should be vaccinated?

How often a dog is vaccinated depends on the age of the pet and which vaccines are being given. Some vaccines must be given annually while others can be given every couple of years on an alternating schedule.

Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?

Vaccinating your dog is important because vaccines stimulate the immune system and the production of antibodies. Antibodies are able to identify and destroy disease-causing agents that enter the body.

How much does it cost to vaccinate my dog?

For pricing, please contact the hospital and we will be happy to provide you with a quote.


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Last updated: February 28, 2022.

Dear Clients,

Effective Tuesday March 1st, we will once again be allowing one pet parent to accompany their pet into their appointment. We will continue to allow two family members to attend end of life appointments.

We are happy to accommodate with a curbside appointment should you prefer or if you are feeling under the weather.

Please remember kindness matters! Disrespectful or unkind behaviour toward our team will not be tolerated and may result in refusal of service.

- Your dedicated team at St. Vital Veterinary Hospital