Regular vaccination is the easiest and most effective way to keep your pet healthy. At Bramalea Animal Hospital, we provide vaccinations for a number of infectious diseases. Some, like rabies, are required by law, but others such as distemper, hepatitis and parvovirus aren’t but are essential to ensure your dog’s well-being. We strongly recommend vaccination for these diseases as they can be fatal and some (such as distemper) are transmittable from other animals such as raccoons.
You should have your dog vaccinated against the following diseases:
If you bring your dog hiking, or live near wooded areas, it’s also a good idea to consider vaccinating against Lyme disease. Incidents of Leptospirosis have spiked in recent years, so we recommend vaccinating against this too.
As with dogs, vaccinating cats against rabies is a legal requirement in Ontario; we also strongly recommend vaccinating for the following:
We also recommend vaccinating against feline leukemia-- particularly for outdoor cats.