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.
Primary vaccination is essential to prevent the once-common puppyhood diseases, that caused high levels of fatality, from returning. Newborn puppies have not yet had a chance to make their immunity, so they need protection against infections present in their environment. Our Veterinarians can provide protection with vaccines that prime the immune system leading to overall good health for your puppy. Our hospital protocol is to provide this priming protection with vaccines at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age.
Fairview Animal Hospital offers Canine distemper virus, parvovirus, adenovirus-2 and parainfluenza vaccine, Rabies, and Bordetella Bronchiseptica (Kennel Cough) vaccines for your puppy. Risk assessment for Lyme disease and leptospirosis infection are also discussed and may be suggested given your puppy’s risk of exposure.
Why is it important to vaccinate your puppy?
Primary vaccination is essential to prevent the once common puppyhood diseases that caused high levels of fatality from returning. Newborn puppies have not yet had a chance to make their immunity, so they need protection against infections present in their environment.
At what age should I bring my puppy for their vaccinations?
We encourage you to bring your puppy in for physical exam and vaccine risk assessment at 8 weeks of age.
How should I prepare my puppy for their first vaccination visit?
It is recommended that your puppy not have contact with other puppies or dogs until after the second set of vaccines. We suggest you limit the amount of contact with other dogs or if possible, carry your puppy when visiting our hospital. We recommend bringing your puppy’s favourite treat or toy so that we can provide a positive experience while your puppy is at our hospital.
How much do puppy vaccinations cost?
For pricing, please contact the hospital and we will be happy to provide you with a quote.
If you need to give your dog medication, learning how to do it right will make the process easier both for you and your pup. Remember to always follow the instructions given by your veterinarian and be sure to administer the full amount of medication over the number of days instructed by your vet.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
The following changes are effective as of Monday, March 23, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 902.443.9385. One of our staff members will obtain a history either via phone or from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return your pet to you outside once the veterinarian discusses a recommended treatment plan.
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.
3. We are still OPEN but are now working with reduced hours, reduced staff numbers and a need to close for extensive cleaning between shifts. Monday to Friday 10am-7pm; and Saturdays from 10am - 2pm
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will take payment over the phone and place the items in a pickup bin located just outside our front doors.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
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 medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
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.