Dog and Puppy Vaccine Charts


Core vaccines demonstrated in this Dog and Puppy Vaccine Chart are recommended for all dogs and puppies. They protect against diseases that are common, highly contagious, easily transmissible, have significant public health risk and/or have high rates of mortality.

Booster shots are included in our Puppy Packages.

What is it? How serious it is? Transmission Symptoms Who should get it?
DISTEMPER Viral disease primarily affecting young & unvaccinated dogs Highly fatal, highly contagious Shed in secretions (saliva, feces, urine, respiratory & ocular) Depression, eye & nasal discharge, cough, vomiting, diarrhea, neurological signs Every dog
ADENOVIRUS (infectious hepatitis) Viral disease primarily affecting young or unvaccinated dogs Potentially fatal Shed in secretions (urine but also feces & respiratory) Respiratory tract disease, fever, depression, vomiting, diarrhea Every dog
PARVOVIRUS Viral disease affecting primarily young dogs Potentially fatal, highly contagious Ingestion of fecal material (sniffing/licking at other dog’s feces) Bloody, mucoid diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration Every dog
PARAINFLUENZA Respiratory virus Highly contagious Shed in respiratory secretions Coughing, fever, nasal discharge, lethargy, loss of appetite Every dog
RABIES Viral disease affecting the central nervous system Fatal Bite wounds, open cuts or onto mucous membranes from infected tissue (i.e. your dog biting/eating/playing with an infected animal) Sudden & severe behavioural changes (nervousness, hyperexcitability, aggression), alert & anxious, seizures & lack of coordination, paralysis of the throat/jaw often with excess salivation Every dog


Non-core vaccines are given based on the risk factors of your dog’s lifestyle. These vaccines protect against diseases that are low in prevalence and/or are not easily transmissible but can still cause serious disease.

What is it? How serious? Transmission Symptoms Who should get it?
BORDETELLA (kennel cough) Viral respiratory disease that can affect any age of dog Usually self-limiting (can turn into fatal bronchopneumonia), highly contagious Shed in respiratory secretions Harsh, dry cough which may be lead to retching and gagging Dogs at higher risk such as dogs that go to dog parks, kennels, groomer, dog shows or anywhere else there are multiple dogs with unknown vaccine history.
LEPTOSPIROSIS A bacteria causing unspecific signs (various strains of the bacteria that can cause infection) Kidney and liver disease, can be fatal Shed in the urine of infected animals and in contaminated water Fever, anorexia, lethargy, vomiting, drinking and urinating a lot MOST DOGS in this region of Ontario and dogs at risk such as dogs with exposure to wildlife or livestock, rural dogs, exposure to waterways.
LYME A bacteria carried by the tick Ixodes (deer tick or black legged tick) Acute arthritis By the tick Ixodes when it feeds on your dog Lameness, swollen joints, fever, lethargy, loss of appetite Dogs that live or travel to endemic areas (such as Point Pelee, Rondeau Provincial Park, Turkey Point Provincial Park, Prince Edward Point, Long Point Provincial Park, Wainfleet bog region, Thousand Islands National Park or many parts of the USA).

Tick prevention is still the cornerstone for reducing the risk of tick-borne diseases


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