Getting your dog vaccinated protects them from contracting fatal illnesses and prevents them from spreading diseases to other animals. We all know dogs are social, furry butterflies. If they’re unvaccinated, they’re a danger to their playmates in dog parks and in the neighbourhood. Getting your pet vaccinated as soon as possible gives them the opportunity to socialize sooner. Call us at 613-354-1020 to book your dog’s next vaccination appointment.
When should I get my dog vaccinated?
Ideally, dogs should be vaccinated when they are 6 to 12-weeks-old. They’ll continue to receive vaccinations until they are 3 to 4-months-old. Afterwards, they’ll get booster shots every 1 to 3 years. These time frames may vary depending on your veterinarian’s recommendations and your pet’s lifestyle.
What happens if they are not vaccinated?
Without a proper series of vaccinations, your pet is more likely to contract fatal diseases, such as rabies, canine distemper and bronchitis. Their vulnerability makes them a threat to their canine pals and they will not be allowed to board at veterinarian offices. Getting your pet vaccinated ensures the entire pet community is safe from diseases and prevents serious illness from spreading among the neighbourhood.
Can dogs have an allergic reaction to vaccines?
Any reactions your dog may have are temporary and mild. Anything that lasts longer than a week should be immediately addressed with your veterinarian. Your dog may experience swelling, itchiness or small bumps in the area they were injected. Vomiting and diarrhea are possible reactions as well.