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Puppy Vaccinations

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.

What vaccinations do you offer to new puppies?

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.

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