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.
Your dog counts on you for protection. One of the very best things you can do to give your dog a long and healthy life is to ensure that he or she is vaccinated against common canine diseases. Vaccines contain small quantities of altered or “killed” viruses, bacteria or other disease-causing organisms. When administered, they stimulate your dog’s immune system to produce disease-fighting cells and proteins – or antibodies – to protect against disease. Many contagious diseases are airborne or can persist in the environment thus exposing pets who have limited contact with other animals.
What types of vaccinations do you offer for adult dogs?
At Centennial Animal Hospital, our vaccines are now being divided into two classes. ‘Core’ vaccines for dogs are those that should be given to every dog. ‘Non-core’ vaccines are recommended only for certain dogs. Whether to vaccinate with non-core vaccines depends upon a number of things including the age, breed, and health status of the dog, the dog’s risk of exposure to the disease based on travel, contact with other dogs or wildlife, or risk of ticks.
Our core vaccines include distemper, canine adenovirus-2 (hepatitis and respiratory disease), parainfluenza, canine parvovirus and rabies.
We also have the following non-core vaccines available to our patients: Bordetella (kennel cough), Lyme, and leptospirosis. If you would like more information on any of our vaccines, please consult one of our team members.
Is there a schedule for how often to vaccinate a dog?
The most crucial is to vaccinate puppies with a series of three to four shots ending at about 16 weeks (to ensure maternal antibody interference has waned). 1 year from the completion of the puppy series vaccination, we would do a booster vaccine of the core vaccines and then we rotate the vaccines on a 3-year protocol. Our veterinarians may recommend slightly different schedules and vaccines according to the specific dog’s risk factors. We also offer vaccine titres to evaluate if and when an individual dog requires boosters as different dogs may develop more or less robust immunity. Bordetella, Lyme and leptospirosis vaccines all require yearly boosters.
Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?
One of the most important things you can do to give your dog a long and healthy life is to ensure that they are vaccinated against common canine diseases. An annual examination by our veterinarian is still essential to keep your dog healthy and happy. Keep in mind that an annual check-up is the equivalent of a human only heading to the doctor’s office every five to seven years. A lot can happen during this time, which is why it is so important for our vets to take a look at your dog regularly. Early detection of problems can mean more effective treatment options and a healthier pet overall. For some dogs, a test can be done to determine whether a particular vaccination is necessary. These tests are called titer tests, and they measure the number of antibodies your dog has against various diseases. If you are concerned about giving your dog a particular vaccination, you can ask us about a titer test.
How much do dog vaccinations cost?
Please call our hospital at 204-269-8162 to speak to one of our team members and discuss pricing.
Below are a few suggestions should you come across injured or orphaned wildlife. First, you need to determine if the wild animal is indeed injured or abandoned without putting yourself in harm’s way. Try not to have too much contact with the animal or to disturb the surroundings. If you are unsure, it is best that you leave it be and call a wildlife specialist to notify them about the animal and its location. Certain animals like rabbits and deer often leave their young alone for long periods throughout the day. If it appears healthy and well, do not disturb the animal.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 11, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CONTINUE TO SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
Note: Priority will be given to urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations.
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Our "closed waiting room" policy will continue with 1 client being able to enter the hospital per appointment. Upon arrival, please call the hospital at 204-269-8162 to let us know that you have arrived. We will inform you if the veterinarian is ready for your appointment. If not, you will be asked to wait in your vehicle or outside until we are ready.
Once your appointment is done, please feel free to wait in the exam room or you may return back to your vehicle.
Please bring a mask/facewear to your appointment.
You will be asked to sanitize your hands with our automatic dispenser upon entering the hospital.
If you would prefer a contact free visit, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will email you an appointment questionnaire prior to your appointment. Upon arrival, please call the hospital at 204-269-8162 and one of our team members will come to get your pet. The veterinarian will call you after the examination.
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".
**If you have ANY of the following : fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat or shortness of breath, please do NOT come to your appointment **
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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm Friday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
5. PET BOARDING & GROOMING
Pet boarding is open as of June 15. Please call us at 204-261-5928 or email us at email@example.com to make your reservations.
Daycare has reopened Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm. Book your play date today!
Closed waiting room still in place for all services. Please call 204-261-5928 upon arrival and one of our team members will be out to get your pet.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Centennial Animal Hospital