When you get a dog, you’re responsible for that dog’s health and safety. This care includes providing preventative measures. Therefore, vaccines are an essential part of animal care. At Peace Arch Veterinary Hospital in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, we are here to provide your dog with animal care, including the vaccinations it needs. Here are some things to know about dog vaccinations.
How Do Dog Vaccinations Work?
Vaccines are designed to stimulate your dog’s immune system. So when they receive the injection, their immune system will start developing defenses against that disease. This development means they will be less likely to get sick when exposed to it in the future.
How Can I Get My Dog’s Vaccinations?
Your dog’s veterinarian will provide their vaccinations at the animal hospital. When you bring your pet in for wellness exams as part of their preventative care, the vet will also have the necessary vaccines for them. These vaccines are done as a simple injection during the appointment. If you keep up with your yearly animal hospital appointments, scheduling vaccines will be easy and convenient.
What Vaccines Will My Dog Need?
Your dog will receive several core vaccines and others that your vet believes they need. The core vaccines include distemper, canine hepatitis, rabies, and canine parvovirus. Beyond the core vaccines, there are others that your vet will consider based on your dog’s exposure risk.
These vaccines are not given all at once. They are given based on a schedule the professional has set up. Your dog will receive certain vaccines at certain ages and appointments. If you have questions about this schedule, talk to our veterinarian.
What Are the Risks of Not Vaccinating My Dog?
Vaccines are explicitly designed to protect your pet from illness. If they aren’t vaccinated, they could get very sick or die when exposed to these illnesses. So by not getting your dog vaccinated, you’re risking unnecessary disease and death. Since you are responsible for your pet’s safety, you are responsible for getting them vaccinated.
Schedule an Appointment with Us
We are here at Peace Arch Veterinary Hospital in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, for your pet’s health needs. Vaccines are essential to your pet’s preventative care, and we are here to provide them for you. To learn more or schedule your pet’s vaccinations, call our office at (604) 536-3131 or visit our website today!