Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

Dog getting a vaccination

Dog Vaccinations

We offer a wide range of vaccines to protect your dog from diseases that can be found in his/her environment. A number of vaccinations are required by law and others are optional. Your veterinarian will provide you with the best options for your furry friend.

What types of vaccinations do you offer for adult dogs?

We offer the following vaccines:

  • Rabies – Both 1 and 3-year vaccines are available dependent on your dog’s vaccine history. Please note, this vaccine is required by law and is needed if you plan to cross the border with your pet.
  • DA2PP – This vaccination is given every 3 years, dependent on your dog’s vaccine history. This vaccine protects your dog against Hepatitis (liver disease), some respiratory diseases, and the ‘nasty’ Parvovirus that causes severe vomiting, diarrhea, and can be fatal.
  • Leptospirosis – This vaccine is given once a year. It protects your dog against a bacteria that can be contracted by ingesting wildlife urine (deer, fox, raccoon, etc.) containing the bacteria directly, or by drinking it out of stagnant puddles/ponds.
  • Bordetella – This vaccine is given once a year. It protects your pet from the dreaded ‘Kennel Cough’ found at dog parks, boarding facilities, and large groupings of unfamiliar dogs.
  • Flu Bivalent – This vaccine is also provided once a year. It protects your dog from a flu that can be contracted much like ‘Kennel Cough’.

Is there a schedule for how often a dog should be vaccinated?

Yes, the following schedule is for a dog that has had its series of puppy vaccines:

  • Rabies and DA2PP vaccine every 3 years
  • Leptospirosis, Bordetella, and Flu Bivalent vaccines every year as needed

Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?

Vaccines are important as they protect your dog from diseases found in its environment that may challenge its immune system. Please note that some of these are zoonotic as well.

How much does it cost to vaccinate my dog?

For pricing, please contact the hospital, and we will be happy to provide you with a quote.

Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

Your dedicated team at Muskoka Animal Hospital