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Dog Vaccinations

The Airdrie Animal Health Centre is committed to maintaining your dog’s health. Vaccinating your pet is an essential aspect of providing preventative health care and keeping your pup in top form. Regular vaccinations help prime your dog’s immune system to build up an effective response to diseases, thereby mitigating or preventing infection.

What types of vaccinations does your clinic offer for adult dogs?

The Airdrie Animal Health Centre offers three vaccines for canines: the Da2pp combo vaccine, Rabies vaccine and Bordetella vaccine. The Da2pp vaccine is a combo vaccine that protects against Distemper, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus and Canine Adenovirus type II. Along with the rabies vaccine, the Da2pp vaccine makes up the core vaccines for dogs. The Bordetella vaccine, commonly known as the kennel cough vaccine, is an optional vaccine based on the lifestyle and exposure to your dog, which would be discussed during the physical exam.

Is there a schedule for how often to vaccinate a dog?

The interval between each vaccination depends on your pet’s age, the vaccines given and previous vaccination history. In adult dogs, we offer annual distemper/parvo and Bordetella vaccines, while Rabies vaccines are only given once every 3 years. Once vaccinated with our clinic, your pet will be updated in our system, automatically reminding you when your dog is due for vaccines making it easier for you to keep track of your pet’s preventative health care. Talk to one of our veterinarians to ensure that your dog is on an appropriate vaccine schedule to fit their life stage.

Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?

Vaccinating your pet is important to help maintain your dog’s health. Vaccines allow your pet’s immune system to fight against infection, so they can prevent or mediate any sickness. Vaccinating your dog also contributes to the control of some diseases. By having your dog vaccinated, we can stop the spread of disease from dog to dog and prevent your dog from being a carrier of diseases.

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