We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

Puppy Vaccinations

Puppy Vaccinations

Vaccines given to your puppy are very important, they are helping to be building blocks for their life. A series of vaccines is the best protocol as this way it builds up the immunity and protection as “stair steps”. Initially, vaccines should be given at approximately 8, 12, and 16 weeks. Best is with 4 weeks between each one.

What vaccinations do you provide to new puppies?

We provide vaccines that puppies would need as they age. As with children getting vaccines, we change them a bit as they come in for visits. Certain vaccines such as Leptospirosis are not added in until greater than 9 weeks of age.

Why is it important to vaccinate your puppy?

When puppies are very young they will get a bit of immunity and protection from the mother when nursing (as long as she was well vaccinated), but then as they grow they need additional protection. Puppies are in contact with many things that could carry diseases and virus’. The vaccines will help to fight them off.

At what age should I bring in my puppy for its vaccinations?

Puppies should have their first vaccines between the ages of 6-9 weeks, then again four weeks later, with the final puppy set 4 weeks after that.

How should I prepare my puppy for its first vaccination visit?

No need to do anything special before you come in, as vaccines are given by injection there is no preparation. We do however need a puppy that is feeling well.

How much do puppy vaccinations cost?

Puppy vaccines visits are charged as a vaccine visit and the vaccines that your puppy requires at this point will be included in the cost of the visit. The exceptions to this will be if you need something more such as Bordetella (kennel cough) as this would have a small additional fee.


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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

We are all aware of the concerns and rapidly changing situation with COVID-19. Due to the close public contact that our work requires, we have taken necessary measures to protect our clients, our team and work hard to ensure we can continue to provide excellent care for our patients.

Last updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

• Currently, we are operating a “closed waiting room” clinic to protect our clients and staff. We ask you to stay in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call our front desk at 519-893-1360 once you have arrived. For scheduled appointments we will take a history over the phone or we ask that you email us any concerns prior to the appointment. A technician will meet you outside the doors to bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then call to discuss our recommended treatment plan and take payment over the phone. A technician will then meet you outside the door to hand off any take home medications and return your pet.

• We are OPEN during the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (food and medication pickup only)
Sunday: Closed

We are running with limited staff in order to be able to continue to be open, so please be patience.

• We can now see all cases by appointment only.

• If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with issues at their ends and are attempting to provide orders as soon as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order - our staff will meet you outside the door with your items. We are asking that all food and medications are pre-paid at the time of ordering it. If your food is not prepaid, we unfortunately cannot hold it for you for longer than 1 day at this time. If you are paying Debit we will be allowing one client at a time to enter the clinic to pay. We have stopped taking cash payments for the time being.

We do have an online store available for purchasing food 24/7. Go to our website manitouanimalhospital.com and click “online store” to sign up.

Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

• Following the recommendations of our government and human medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs and have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience in these matters. Please stay healthy and thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

Thank you,

The Manitou Animal Hospital Team