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 24th, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 2 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Bank Street Hospital