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Canine Vaccinations

Canine Vaccinations With Your Collierville Veterinarian

Whether you're thinking about adopting a dog or have already done so, the fact of the matter is that your dog will need vaccinations to protect its health and the health of those it comes into contact with. Here at Collierville Animal Clinic & Surgery Center, we specialize in providing the vaccinations your pet needs for a happy and healthy life.

Dog receiving vaccinations from Collierville Veterinarian

Why Are Canine Vaccinations in Collierville So Important?

There are many reasons as to why having your dog vaccinated is so important. For starters, many diseases and other health conditions can be prevented with the right vaccinations. Furthermore, however, keeping your dog up-to-date on certain vaccinations is often required by local law. For example, you could be fined or otherwise penalized if your dog's rabies vaccination expires or if you fail to have your dog vaccinated against rabies in the first place. These requirements are put into place to protect not only your pet, but the rest of the population in Collierville as well.

Finally, if you ever board your dog, any reputable boarding facility will require you to provide documentation that your dog is up-to-date on all vaccinations. You wouldn't want your beloved dog playing with another dog that wasn't vaccinated, would you?

When Should You Start Canine Vaccinations?

Generally, canine vaccinations should be started when the puppy reaches six to seven weeks of age, though this can vary depending on the size and weight of the dog. An experienced veterinarian will be able to make the best determination as to when the dog is large enough to begin vaccinations. Typically, the first vaccinations given to puppies include:

  • distemper/parvo

  • rabies

  • bordetella (kennel cough)

If you have recently adopted an adult dog or plan to in the future, it's important that you find out what kinds of vaccinations the dog has had. Unless the dog was found as a stray, you should have no trouble obtaining these records from the shelter or organization from which you adopt the dog. From there, you can bring the vaccination paperwork into our trusted Collierville veterinarian, and we will ensure that your dog receives the next required vaccinations.

Many vaccinations for dogs, such as rabies, must be done every year or every several years (depending on the dog's age), whereas others only need to be done once. Our vet will be able to provide you with the right vaccination schedule for your dog.

Trust Collierville Animal Clinic & Surgery Center

When it comes to finding a trusted veterinarian for your pet vaccinations and other animal healthcare needs, you can always rely on the professionals at Collierville Animal Clinic & Surgery Center. We proudly serve the Germantown, Piperton, and Collierville areas and have a team of dedicated and experienced professionals, so you can rest assured that your pet is in good hands. Whether you need to schedule an appointment for an exam, routine vaccinations, or anything else related to your pet's health and well-being, we encourage you to call our office at (901) 853-8519 to get started.

New patients receive a free wellness exam.

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