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 Vaccinations
Your 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 Clinic
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.