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Dog Vaccinations

Vaccinations are an important part of your dog’s yearly preventative care. Core or basic vaccinations that help prevent diseases or are required by the Chatham-Kent by-law include Rabies, Distemper, Parvo-virus, Adenovirus and Parainfluenza. Other vaccinations may include Lyme, Leptospirosis and Bordetella (also known as Kennel Cough vaccination), depending on the lifestyle your companion lives. One of our team members will be happy to assist with any questions you may have!

What types of vaccinations do you offer for adult dogs?

We offer a variety of vaccinations. Core Vaccinations include Rabies, Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus. Non-core or optional vaccinations offered are Lyme Vaccine, Leptospirosis vaccine and Bordetella vaccine. Remember to ask us about our optional vaccines at your dog’s annual examination.

Is there a schedule for how often a dog should be vaccinated?

Our team recommends vaccinating yearly. At some point in your adult dog’s life, he/she may be available for a rotational schedule of vaccinations. If this is an option, one of our staff members would love discussing this with you.

Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?

It is very important to vaccinate your dog yearly to protect your dog and help prevent the spread of diseases such as Rabies, Distemper and Lyme. Along with yearly vaccinations, your dog will receive a physical examination, and the doctor will discuss any concerns they may have.

How much does it cost to vaccinate my dog?

We offer a variety of vaccinations. Core Vaccinations include Rabies, Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus. Non-core or optional vaccinations offered are Lyme Vaccine, Leptospirosis vaccine and Bordetella vaccine. Remember to ask us about our optional vaccines at your dog’s annual examination.

What types of vaccinations do you offer for adult dogs?

For more information, kindly give us a call at one of our three locations, and one of our team members will be happy to assist you!

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Last updated: May 18, 2021

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 you and our team while providing care for your furry family members. As part of our due diligence, we have decided to consolidate our staff by maintaining all operations at Merritt Animal Hospital and Dresden Veterinary Clinic with a closed door policy and have our Sydenham River location open for medication/food pickup ONLY. 

The safety of our team members and clients is very important to us. As such, we will continue to follow all provincial health standards by having extensive cleaning protocols, wearing masks and gloves, and practicing physical distancing as much as possible within our teams.

Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

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.

NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

OPERATING HOURS

Merritt Animal Hospital:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dresden Veterinary Clinic:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


Sydenham River Veterinary Office:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your D.M.S Group Veterinary Team