Vaccinations for Puppies and Dogs

Yay! Congrats on being the proud parent of a canine bundle of joy. As pet owners ourselves, we know how happy of a time this is for you. Your puppy probably already has an abundance of food, treats, toys and other gear waiting for them. Vaccines are also another essential item that they will need, especially as their immune system is particularly vulnerable during this stage of life. Vaccines protect your pet from a multitude of serious conditions. Fortunately, with our help it can be an easy process for you! Call us at 613.695.2060 to get started.

When is it safe for my puppy to be vaccinated?

Although each pet is different, puppies are usually given their first round of injections as early as 6-weeks-old. You will need to come back to the hospital for multiple booster shots until your pet is about 1-year-old to complete their puppy vaccines. This may seem like a hassle, but it is key to creating as healthy of a start as possible for your puppy’s life.

6 – 8 weeks:

  • Mandatory: Distemper, parvovirus
  • Optional: Bordetella

    10 – 12 weeks:

  • DHPP (distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvovirus)
  • Optional: Lyme disease, leptospirosis

    16 – 18 weeks:

  • Mandatory: Rabies, DHPP
  • Optional: Lyme disease, Leptospirosis, Bordetella, Influenza

    12 – 16 months:

  • Mandatory: Rabies, DHPP
  • Optional: Bordetella, Coronavirus, Lyme disease, Leptospirosis

If my dog was vaccinated as a puppy, do they still need to be vaccinated as adults?

    Absolutely! Vaccines need must be boosted to maintain their effects. That being said, your dog will usually need to be vaccinated at a lower frequency and depending on their lifestyle/environment, they may not need as many types of vaccines. Most adult dogs follow this schedule:

    Every 1 – 2 years:

  • Mandatory: DHPP
  • Optional: Influenza, Coronavirus, Leptospirosis, Bordetella, Lyme disease

    Every 1 – 3 years:

  • Mandatory: Rabies
  • Optional: Varies according to doctor recommendation

  • Last updated: June 9, 2022.

    Dear Clients,

    We are happy to announce that we are fully open to the public, with no restrictions in place. Feel free to wear a mask inside our hospital if you wish.

    We would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to try your best to be on time for your appointments! In the event a pet parent arrives late to their appointment (more than 10 minutes after their scheduled appointment time) and cannot be seen by the veterinarian on the same day, they will be rescheduled for a future clinic visit, if available.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigated this health crisis together. We look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Bank Street Hospital