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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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Last updated: September 29, 2021

Dear valued clients,

Given the current state of the pandemic in Alberta, we have made the decision to return to a closed-door protocol in an effort to do our best to help control the spread of COVID-19. The health and safety of you and all our staff is our top priority so that we can continue to offer your pets the care they deserve. We ask for your patience and understanding while we navigate these challenging times together.

When you arrive for your appointment, please give us a call from your vehicle. We will ask a few questions before we start the appointment and ensure we have all of your information. We will then meet you and your pet at the door. For all appointments, we ask that you wait in your vehicle in the parking lot while your pet is being examined. The doctor will give you a call once your pet is in the clinic so we ask that you have your cell phone on at all times so there are no delays.

If you are picking up food or medication, give us a call and we will put your order in the bins outside the front Dog Entrance. Please note that you can purchase your food through our online store. Just head over to our website https://www.airdrievets.com/ and choose the online store tab at the top.

Thank you for your cooperation and for helping us all stay healthy. Please be considerate of our staff. We ask only for courtesy and kindness when working with our team as they continue to work tirelessly to provide the best level of care for your pet during these trying times.

Thank you for your continued trust in us.

- Your dedicated team at Airdrie Animal Health Centre