Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Vaccines help prepare a puppy’s immune system to defend itself from any invasion of disease-causing organisms. The purpose of vaccines is to mildly stimulate the immune system by having it recognize the antigens. That way, if the puppy becomes exposed to the real disease, its immune system will recognize it and preparing the puppy to fight it off or at least reduce its effects. If a puppy’s mother has a healthy immune system, it will most likely receive antibodies in the mother’s milk while nursing. After the puppy has been weaned off of the mother’s milk, vaccinations should begin.
Vaccinations have been medically proven to combat many preventable diseases and illnesses that can occur without proper immunizations.
At what age should I bring my puppy for their vaccinations?
Puppy vaccines begin around 8 weeks of age. That vaccine is boosted again at 12 weeks of age and again at 16 weeks of age. One of our veterinarians will implement a complete vaccination schedule for your puppy to help them stay current.
How should I prepare my puppy for their first vaccination visit?
Keeping your puppy safe and comfortable in a new environment is very important. When bringing your puppy into the hospital, we recommend keeping them on a leash or in a carrier. You can also bring a comforting pet blanket or toy to help keep your puppy happy and entertained during the visit.
How much do puppy vaccinations cost?
We are happy to discuss the costs associated with vaccinating your puppy. Please call our office to speak with one of our friendly pet care specialists. We can answer any questions you may have 403-527-2829.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
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".
3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
5. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Crossroads Animal Hospital