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.
Just like human babies, puppies need the proper set of vaccinations at a young age to promote a strong, healthy immune system and a long, healthy life. It is our responsibility as owners to make sure our new little friends get what they need at the proper times.
Puppies generally will need the initial DA2PP vaccine (previously explained under “Dog Vaccinations”), as well as having it booster shots twice, a month apart each time. It is also recommended on their final puppy vaccine visit that they get vaccinated for rabies, as this is a fatal disease that is being seen more and more every year, here in New Brunswick. For those puppies that will be spending a lot of time at kennels or dog parks, a kennel cough vaccine is also available.
Why is it important to properly vaccinate your puppy?
Because puppies don’t yet have a strong immune system, they need our help to build it up and start producing antibodies for the common canine diseases we are most worried about. This can only be done by following the proper vaccine schedule for puppies. If a puppy gets the initial vaccine but doesn’t come in for boosters in the next couple of months, the vaccine is not effective in protecting your puppy.
What is an appropriate schedule for puppy vaccinations?
The ideal schedule for vaccinating puppies is at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks. At 8 weeks, we start with the initial DA2PP vaccine. At 12 weeks we booster it, and at 16 weeks we booster it again, as well as give any other vaccines, such as rabies.
How should you prepare your puppy for its first vaccination visit?
Call us to book your appointment! After that, all you need to do is bring any previous medical records if you have them, and bring your puppy too, of course!
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 2020 the 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. If you are arriving for a booked appointment with a doctor, please call from your vehicle when you arrive. We are now allowing 1 family member per appointment into the exam room. You can choose to remain in your vehicle if that is your preference.
Credit & Debit card payments preferred.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store."
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm - Saturday: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm - Sunday: CLOSED
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.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!