We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
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.
Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
As part of this commitment, effective immediately, Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocols to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
1. For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, our front door is locked, and clients will not be allowed to enter the building.
2. We are still open, with the following hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.
3. We will be limiting our appointments to emergencies, pets in need of a medical appointment and time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time. During these appointments, we still ask that clients remain in their vehicle, and we will transport your pet in and out of the vehicle. The veterinarian will discuss your pet's appointment over the phone.
4. For food and medication orders, please call ahead of time, and we will get your order ready. We are able to take your credit card over the phone or we have a portable debit/credit machine for you to use in the parking lot. We are not accepting cash.
5. When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle in our parking lot and call 403-342-6040, and we'll come to you.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.
Your dedicated team at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital