Dog Vaccinations

Preventative care plays a crucial role in your dog's health and well-being. Vaccines can help protect your pet against serious and potentially deadly diseases. At Henderson Animal Hospital in Winnipeg, Dr. Aslani and Dr. Singh will work with you to make sure that your dog receives the vaccinations it needs.

Dog Vaccinations

Why Are Dog Vaccinations So Important?

Vaccinations help prepare your dog's immune system to identify and fight off infectious diseases. A vaccine stimulates your pet's immune system, allowing it to create antibodies. Later on, if your dog is exposed to a disease, its immune system will be ready to handle it.

In some cases, vaccines give dogs complete immunity against a disease. Even if your dog isn't fully immune, vaccinations will make the effects of the disease less severe. Not only can vaccinations reduce the risk of serious illnesses, but they can help you avoid costly medical treatments.

Which Vaccines Does My Dog Need?

Some vaccines are considered to be essential for all dogs and are classified as core vaccines. In some areas, these vaccinations are required by law. Examples of core vaccinations for dogs include:

  • Rabies
  • Hepatitis
  • Distemper
  • Parvovirus

There are also optional vaccinations that may be recommended for your pet based on its exposure risk. For example, your veterinarian may recommend that you have your dog vaccinated against Lyme disease if it spends a lot of time outdoors. In addition to Lyme disease, non-core vaccinations include:

  • Canine influenza
  • Parainfluenza
  • Leptospira
  • Bordetella
  • Coronavirus
  • Rattlesnake vaccine

We are happy to tell you more about the core and non-core vaccinations that are available for your pet. We will answer your questions and make recommendations as to which vaccinations your dog should receive. We are here to help you make the best choices for your pet's health.

When Does My Dog Need to be Vaccinated?

Puppies need several rounds of vaccinations over the first year of their life. These vaccines are designed to protect them from disease as their immune systems are still developing. It's recommended that puppies receive vaccines at:

  • 6 to 8 weeks
  • 10 to 12 weeks
  • 16 to 18 weeks
  • 12 to 16 weeks

From that point on, there are certain vaccines that your dog will need every 1 to 3 years. We will work with you to make sure your pet can get vaccinated on time.

Make an Appointment with Our Veterinarians in Winnipeg

Vaccinations play a vital role in the overall health of your canine companion. That's why Dr. Aslani and Dr. Singh at Henderson Animal Hospital will work with you to make sure that your furry friend can get the vaccines it needs to stay healthy and happy throughout its life. Call our team today at (204) 339-9295 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.


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