Dog Vaccinations in Maple Grove, MN

The Importance of Vaccinations

Vaccinations are a pillar of your dog’s preventive healthcare. They stimulate the immune system to produce disease-specific antibodies, enhancing the body’s ability to recognize and combat illnesses. Vaccines are safe and highly effective in preventing many contagious diseases that can be life-threatening to dogs.

Core and Non-Core Vaccinations

We offer both core and non-core vaccinations for dogs, tailored to their specific needs and lifestyle. Core vaccines are those which are recommended for all dogs, as they protect them from some of the most common and serious diseases. Non-core vaccines are recommended based on factors such as your dog’s age, breed, and exposure risk.

Core Vaccines for Dogs

  • Rabies: Rabies vaccination is required by law for dogs in Maple Grove.
  • Distemper: Canine distemper is a highly contagious and potentially fatal viral disease. Vaccination is the best defense.
  • Parvovirus: Parvovirus is a severe gastrointestinal disease that primarily affects puppies. Vaccination is critical to preventing this devastating illness.
  • Adenovirus (Hepatitis): Adenovirus can cause liver and respiratory disease in dogs. Vaccination provides protection against these conditions.
  • Parainfluenza: This respiratory virus can contribute to kennel cough. Vaccination helps reduce the severity of symptoms.

Non-Core Vaccines for Dogs

  • Non-core vaccines are recommended based on individual circumstances:
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough): If your dog frequents boarding facilities, dog parks, or socializes with other dogs, this vaccine is advisable.
  • Lyme Disease: Dogs at risk of exposure to ticks may benefit from Lyme disease vaccination.
  • Leptospirosis: This bacterial disease can be transmitted to humans. Vaccination is recommended for dogs in areas with a higher risk of infection.

Customized Vaccination Plans

We understand that every dog is unique, and their vaccination needs may vary. Our experienced veterinary team will work with you to create a customized vaccination plan tailored to your dog’s age, lifestyle, and health status. Be sure to let us know if you and your dog frequent dog parks, have travel plans, visit boarding facilities and socialize with other dogs.

A Partner in Your Dog’s Health

We consider ourselves partners in your dog’s health. We are committed to providing the highest quality vaccinations and preventive care to ensure that your furry friend enjoys a long and healthy life.

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