Vaccinations

At Highlands Pet Hospital we offer vaccines for dogs, cats, and ferrets*.  Vaccines are an important tool  in defending your pet from contracting potentially fatal diseases.  When puppies and kittens are born, their immune systems are not mature enough to make antibodies until approximately 8 to 12 weeks of age.  Nature provides for temporary immunity in the form of colostrum in their mother's milk, which is very rich in antibodies.  After weaning around the age of 8 weeks, it is now our responsibility to protect your new pet by putting it on a vaccination schedule.  We have included our recommended vaccination schedule below for both dogs and cats.  All vaccine appointments include a health exam to ensure your pet is healthy enough to receive the required vaccines. 

We highly recommend vaccinations even for indoor only pets.  This is because some diseases we vaccinate for are very resistant and can be easily transported on people's shoes and other objects.  Or an infected animal, such as a rabies positive bat, may find its way into your backyard or even apartment.  In addition, research shows that even animals infected with rabies can shed the virus (infect people) before showing obvious symptoms.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 403-327-7387.

* Select veterinarians only.

Canine

Visit

Age

Vaccine

Optional

First

8 weeks

DA2PPV (Distemper + Parvovirus + Adenovirus Types 1 & 2 + Parainfluenza)

Second

12 weeks

DA2PPV (Distemper + Parvovirus + Adenovirus Types 1 & 2 + Parainfluenza)

Bordetella (Kennel Cough)

Third

16 weeks

DA2PPV (Distemper + Parvovirus + Adenovirus Types 1 & 2 + Parainfluenza)

Bordetella (Kennel Cough) if not done with previous vaccines.

First Adult

1 year after third puppy vaccine

DA2PPV (Distemper + Parvovirus + Adenovirus Types 1 & 2 + Parainfluenza) + Rabies

Bordetella (Kennel Cough)

Subsequent Adult

Yearly

DA2PPV (Distemper + Parvovirus + Adenovirus Types 1 & 2 + Parainfluenza)

Bordetella (Kennel Cough)

Every three years

Rabies

Feline

Visit

Age

Vaccine

First

8 weeks

FVRCP (Feline Leukemia + Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus + Panleukopenia + Chlamydia)

Second

12 weeks

FVRCP (Feline Leukemia + Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus + Panleukopenia + Chlamydia) + Rabies

Adult

1 year after second kitten vaccine

FVRCP (Feline Leukemia + Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus + Panleukopenia + Chlamydia) + Rabies

Subsequent Adult Yearly


Every three years
FVRCP (Feline Leukemia + Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus + Panleukopenia + Chlamydia)
Rabies

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule (No Saturday Appointments - Food Sales Only)

Monday:

8:00 am

5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am

7:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am

5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am

5:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am

5:30 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am

12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

Testimonial

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "When we first rescued our border collie, we selected Highlands Pet Hospital because of their reputation and we have not been disappointed! Rod and his excellent staff have gone so far to caution us about exercises and games which can lead to health issues. The staff are superb and always keen to spend time with the Jyp when we come to visit. This level of personal care and attention is what I appreciate most from Highland’s Pet Hospital."
    Steven F. and Leslie M. - Lethbridge, Alberta