Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Vaccinating your puppy is very important to help prevent them from getting diseases. At Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital we recommend vaccinating your puppy at 8, 12, & 16 weeks of age to keep their immunity strong against distemper and parvo. Along with the vaccinations, your puppy will get a nose to tail wellness exam, and a dewormer will be sent home.
Puppies require the distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, adenovirus, and parvo vaccinations at 8, 12, & 16 weeks to ensure proper immunity against these diseases. If your puppy is attending puppy classes, the Bordetella vaccination is required to protect them against kennel cough.
Why is it important to properly vaccinate your puppy?
Vaccinating your puppy protects them from contracting diseases like distemper and parvo. Puppies should avoid high traffic dog areas, like the dog parks until they are fully vaccinated. Interacting with fully vaccinated dogs is safe and develops socialization skills. When it comes to vaccinating your puppy, prevention is the best medicine.
What is an appropriate schedule for puppy vaccinations?
Vaccinations are given by one of our veterinarians to puppies at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age. Puppies are more susceptible to contracting diseases, so it is important to follow your veterinarian’s vaccine protocol. Vaccinating your puppy at 8, 12 & 16 weeks builds up their immunity, so they can stay protected against diseases. If your puppy has been vaccinated before 8 weeks the mother’s antibodies take over and it’s like the vaccination never happened.
How should you prepare your puppy for its first vaccination visit?
If your puppy has a medical record from the breeder or another veterinarian please bring it to your appointment. Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital can be a scary place for your puppy so please bring them in on a leash and be prepared for the staff to provide a lot of hugs and kisses.
How much do puppy vaccinations cost?
The cost of puppy vaccinations will vary depending on what our veterinarians recommend. Please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital to get a more accurate price based on your puppy’s individual needs.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures effective Monday, July 6, 2020.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
To book an appointment, please call 403-342-6040 or email email@example.com. Due to higher than normal call volume, we may be busy with other clients and patients. Please leave us a message or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience as we do our best to accommodate everyone's needs.
2. SAFETY MEASURES FOR APPOINTMENTS
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 at 403-342-6040.
We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns over the phone.
A staff member will then meet you at our ‘NOSE’ or ‘TAIL’ doors and escort you and your pet into one of our exam rooms.
One client per pet in the exam room.
Masks must be worn in the hospital at all times. Please bring your own mask. If you do not have one, we will supply you with one.
Use hand sanitizer once you enter the exam room.
Washrooms are for staff use only.
3. PAYMENT METHODS
Credit/Debit cards are the preferred payment method.
4. CURBSIDE PICKUP
We will continue curbside pickup for food and medications. Please call ahead of time, and we will get your order ready. (You can also use our online store and have your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
5. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
6. NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
7. OPERATION HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members!
Your dedicated team at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital