Vaccinations for Puppies and Dogs

Vaccinations for Puppies and Dogs

Your loyal companion may seem indestructible, but they need more protection than you may think. Especially when they are still puppies, your canine friend is vulnerable against a wide variety of serious and life-threatening diseases. Fortunately, a series of easy and relatively pain free vaccines is all it takes to boost their immunity. Plus, some vaccines like the one against Rabies are required by law. As a responsible pet parent, it’s important to make sure you get your pet vaccinated. Our team is here to help you stay on top of their dosing schedules. Call us at (780) 475-9225 to learn more about our vaccination services for your canine friends.

When should I vaccinate my puppy?
Time is of the essence when it comes to vaccinations. We suggest your puppy receives their first series of shots at 8 weeks, followed by boosters at the 12-week and 16-week-old mark.

What vaccines do puppies and dogs need?
During each of your pet’s wellness exams, your veterinarian can assess their vaccination needs. Some vaccines are “core” and need to be given to all dogs. Others are “non-core” and can be given based on lifestyle (this means they are not mandatory). We can administer vaccines that fight Bordetella, Canine Hepatitis Virus, Distemper, Lyme disease, Bordetella, Rabies, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza and more.

How often should dogs be vaccinated?
After puppy-age, dogs still need to be vaccinated when they reach adulthood. Depending on the type of vaccines your veterinarian recommends, your dog will need to be immunized once every three years.

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


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


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • 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".

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


  • Monday to Saturday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sundays: CLOSED
  • Note: We are closed daily for lunch between 1:00 - 2:00 pm.

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

    - Your dedicated team at Delton Veterinary Hospital