PET VACCINATIONS IN WINNIPEG FOR CATS AND DOGS
SAFE AND RELIABLE PET VACCINATIONS IN WINNIPEG
Regular wellness exams and vaccines are important to take care of your pet’s overall health. Committed to supporting canine and feline health before illnesses strikes, Rivers Animal Hospital offers preventive care with tailored pet vaccination programs at our Winnipeg location. Call us now to discuss your pet’s health care needs with our expert veterinarian. We are always more than happy to welcome new patients!
CORE AND NON-CORE VACCINATIONSYour pet’s vaccination schedule depends on their age, environment and lifestyle. Kittens and puppies need to start their vaccinations by 7 to 8 weeks of age in a series until they are 16 weeks old. Vaccinations for older cats and dogs require a booster every year to 2 years. Our veterinarian will recommend a plan for wellness exams and boosters according to your pet’s needs. Municipalities throughout Canada generally have one required vaccination for rabies for all dogs and cats since it is so dangerous to animals and humans. The remainder of available pet vaccinations at Winnipeg’s Rivers Animal Hospital is divided into two major categories: core and non-core. The core vaccines are given to all cats and dogs to prevent the most common and severe conditions. They are recommended and often required by local laws. Non-core vaccines are not required by law and are more dependent on your pet’s environment, such as boarding, outdoor activities, exposure and proximity to other wildlife, travel and other lifestyle factors.
VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE AT OUR CLINICWe look forward to providing proper preventive care for your pets. The major pet vaccinations available at our Winnipeg vet clinic are: CANINE CORE VACCINES Rabies Distemper Parvovirus Canine hepatitis Parainfluenza CANINE NON-CORE VACCINES Bordetella bronchiseptica (kennel cough) Lyme disease FELINE Rabies Feline distemper Feline viral rhinotracheitis Calicivirus FELINE NON-CORE VACCINES Feline leukemia
Sometimes your pet gets a side effect, but it should not last more than 24 hours. Please don't hesitate tell us your concerns. We offer the safest vaccination plan for your pet.
Dr. David Scammell, our licensed veterinarian, is available to answer any questions you may have about our preventive health programs so that you can give your dog or cat a happy, active life. Reach out to us to book an appointment today.
PUPPY VACCINATION FAQS
Can I bring my dog around other dogs before they are fully vaccinated?
We understand that puppies are social beings and that you may want to get them into training classes or play with other dogs, but if you bring your dog around other dogs before being fully vaccinated, make sure the other dogs are vaccinated. It's best to wait a week or two after they've done their full vaccinations against a certain disease.
What are vaccines?
Vaccines trigger protective immune responses in pets and prepare them to fight future infections from disease-causing agents. Certain vaccines can prevent infection, whereas other vaccines can lessen the severity of future diseases. A variety of vaccines are available for your pet. Ask us any questions.
If a vaccine is considered to be non-core, why does my pet need that?
Whether your pet needs non-core vaccines depends on the area in which you live and your pet's lifestyle.
What should I expect after my pet's vaccination?
After receiving a vaccine, it's common for pets to experience some mild side effects. We encourage you to talk with our veterinarian about what to expect after vaccination. Be sure to inform him if your pet has had prior reactions to any vaccine or medication.