Puppies and Kittens

Kittens and puppies require vaccinations at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age. These “boosters” do just that: “boost” their young immune systems so that they can meet the viral challenges they will encounter.

You may have many questions during the first few months of owning a new kitten or puppy and these booster appointments will give you an opportunity to receive information on proper nutrition and socialization and receive some valuable training tips.

We will also discuss the importance of spaying or neutering your immature cat or dog during these visits.

Adult cats and dogs require annual vaccinations, as their immune systems have matured.

According to the Region of Waterloo web site:

“All dogs and cats over the age of 3 months must be vaccinated as required by the Rabies Immunization Regulation (Reg. 567 as amended to O.Reg 360/01 under the Health Protection Promotion Act). Pet owners with animals that are not immunized can be fined.”

For more information visit the Region of Waterloo web site and look for the Rabies page under Healthy Living & Health Protection.

For adult cats and dogs, vaccinations should be combined with an annual physical exam as recommended by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association.

Find out what an annual physical exam and vaccination protocol will cost for your adult cat or dog.