Ensure Required Vaccinations are Up-to-Date. Don’t have a copy? No problem. We are happy to call your veterinarian for you! Must-have vaccinations:

  • Bordetella

  • DHPP/Parvo

  • Rabies

2019 Dog Vaccination Schedule 101 for Canada

BY EB · PUBLISHED JANUARY 27, 2015 · UPDATED DECEMBER 27, 2018

Dog Vaccination 101 /Puppy vaccines

For new dog owners, we understand that having a new dog or puppy is overwhelming. As such, we will try to simplify things about dog vaccination schedules or puppy vaccines in this blog.  Here are a few things to keep in mind for vaccines for puppies or dogs based on the research of Dr Schultz. Dr Ronald Schultz has spent decades researching the minimum duration of immunity after a dog has been vaccinated.  Based on his work, the American Vet Medical Association changed dog vaccination schedules in 2011 although he proposed this in 1978.

  1. Core Vaccines are for Canine Distemper (CDV), Canine Parvovirus (CPV- 2), Canine Adenovirus (CAV-2) and Rabies. These are highly contagious viral diseases with some being fatal.

    • Canine Distemper (CDV), Canine Parvovirus (CPV- 2), Canine Adenovirus (CAV-2) are spread directly through contaminated feces, urine or indirectly through the air.

    • Rabies is primarily spread to dogs through a bite.

  2. Non-Core Vaccines are for things like Bordetella (kennel cough), Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis, Lyme disease etc. These are typically bacterial based diseases.

    • Even with your dog vaccinated for Bordetella, it may still get kennel cough from a wide variety of bacteria and virus.