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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Last updated: January 5, 2022

Dear Clients,


At Manitou Animal Hospital our primary goal is to care for your beloved pets. By extension, this means keeping you as a pet parent healthy as well. Many of you have already recently visited the hospital and have personally experienced the additional safety procedures we have put in place to ensure the well-being of you and your pets using our “closed waiting room” policy.

Our "closed waiting room" policy:

  1. When you arrive in the parking lot, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call 519-893-1360. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns.
  2. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination.
    We ask that you remain in the parking lot and keep your phone turned on.
  3. The Veterinarian will call you once the physical exam is complete to discuss the recommended treatment plan.
  4. We encourage credit card over the phone as the preferred payment method. We can also accept e-transfer.
  5. A staff member will bring your pet and any medications back outside to you.

During the coming months and as long as COVID-19 continues to circulate in our community we at Manitou will continue to offer our services using these enhanced safety procedures, including the curbside and closed waiting room service model. For the health and safety of everyone, we will not be able to have you accompany your pet(s) into the clinic for procedures at this time. We unfortunately would just not be able to meet proper physical distancing requirements and ensure your safety and our team's.

We typically have a significant number of clients [100+] visit our clinic daily whether it be for medication, food or for a visit with the veterinarian or vet technician. Space in the front room and the exam rooms is very small, a well documented factor for increased risk of COVID transmission. If everyone were to come inside our clinic, even with masks on, it would significantly increase the risk of COVID exposure to each client entering the clinic as well as our staff. We are simply not willing to risk the health of you, your family and our staff. We know that with continued effort we will get through this together. We sincerely appreciate your patience and help in working with us during these challenging times.

Until then, we promise to give each and every one of your pets the very best care and a ton of hugs and kisses when they are in for a visit. We always treat them as if they were one of our own and look forward to seeing them!


Your dedicated care team at Manitou Animal Hospital


We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED