Kudos on bringing home an adorable puppy! We’re sure you are still on that “new pet high,” but it’s important to check off some essential things on your To-Do List as a new pet owner. Puppies have an especially vulnerable immune system, which is why it is important they get vaccinated right away. Our team can help ensure they receive all their required vaccines to start life off on the right paw. Call us today to find out how!
What is the best time to vaccinate a puppy?
We typically administer their first round of vaccines at 6 to 8-weeks-old. Puppies will need booster shots every few weeks until they complete their “puppy” vaccines.
Do adult dogs still need vaccines?
Yes. Canine pals must receive their booster shots once every year or once every three years, depending on the specific vaccine.
Do vaccines have side effects?
Like all treatments and medications, there are some potential risks involved, but rest assured they are minor and short-lasting. Most patients have no reactions. A small percentage may experience slight swelling at the injection site, fatigue, vomiting and loss of appetite. These usually go away in a matter of hours.