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Dog Vaccinations

Adult Dog and Puppy Vaccinations

dog vaccinations

It’s important to ensure that you keep your adult dog or puppies vaccinations up-to-date. Dog vaccinations will keep your pet protected against prevalent or life threatening diseases. We know that you want to make sure your pet receives the best possible care and we want to make sure that your pets receive the best possible care at the lowest cost.

How much do dog vaccinations cost?

Our dog vaccinations are reasonably priced while still providing the same level of protection.

  • Rabies: $19
  • DA2PP: $19
  • Bordetella: $19
  • Leptospirosis (Lepto): $19
  • Influenza vaccine: $25
  • Annual Protection Package: $129

View our Vetsavers Pet Hospital Canine Price Guide

Why are dog vaccinations important?

Dog vaccinations will keep your pet protected from dangerous canine diseases like hepatitis, distemper and rabies. New puppies are especially vulnerable in the first year of there life before their immune system has fully developed. Vaccinations will also keep your family safe from canine illnesses that are transferable to humans.

What are the core vaccinations for dogs?

Core vaccines are highly recommended and in some cases required by state law. Core vaccines protect against diseases that may be life-threatening to you and your pet. Listed below are the core vaccines.

Non-core vaccines, on the other hand, refer to vaccines that may only apply to certain dogs in specific situations based on the dog’s unique exposure risk. These vaccinations include canine parainfluenza virus (CPiV), canine influenza virus, distemper-measles combination vaccine, Bordetella bronchiseptica, Leptospira spp., and Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme). Only a skilled and experienced veterinarian can help determine what dog shots are right for your pet.

How often are dog vaccinations needed?

Adult dogs can usually be vaccinated every three years, but there may be some vaccinations that should be done annually. This can vary based on your dog’s medical history, lifestyle, and other factors. Your veterinarian will be able to determine an appropriate vaccination schedule for your dog with a basic assessment. While you’re here, be sure to ask to your dog’s veterinarian about protecting against heartworm disease and other internal and external parasites such as fleas, ticks, and worms. Unfortunately, there are no vaccines for these problems, but we can prescribe regular monthly medication that can effectively prevent any issues.

When are puppy vaccinations needed?

All puppies should receive the core vaccines for parvovirus, distemper virus, and canine adenovirus (hepatitis), and rabies vaccines. We recommend that the initial set of vaccinations for puppies be given at six to eight weeks and continue in three to four week intervals until the puppy has reached 16 weeks. From there, our veterinarian will be able to tell you how often your puppy is due for recurring vaccinations so you can stay up-to-date as needed.

What are some potential risks associated with dog vaccinations?

The potential risks that are associated with vaccinating your dog are greatly outweighed by the benefits. However, it is important to know about these potential risks and the symptoms to be on the lookout for, especially in the first 24 hours after having your dog vaccinated. Some of the most common side effects include soreness at the injection site, fever, and allergic reactions. Contact Vetsavers Pet Hospital or your local veterinary emergency clinic immediately if your dog exhibits any of the following symptoms:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Lethargy and sluggishness
  • Hives or facial swelling
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Seizures
  • Prolonged soreness