Vaccinations for Puppies and Dogs

We offer a full range of vaccinations to protect your pet against a variety of diseases. Once a thorough physical examination has been performed, the veterinarian will assess the vaccination requirements of each patient on an individual basis. To learn more about the vaccines your pet will need, call us at 403.984.4143.

When should puppies be vaccinated?

Puppies get a series of vaccinations starting at 6 to 12 weeks of age. You must continue taking them to the veterinary for booster shots until they are 3 to 4 months old. If there is a large gap in their vaccination routine they may have to repeat the entire process again.

What happens if they are not vaccinated?

If your puppy is not vaccinated they will be vulnerable to diseases and aggressive behavioural conditions. Vaccines protect your pet from contracting and spreading dog flu, rabies and other contagious illnesses. Your pet’s health is especially relevant if they interact with other pets in your animal loving community.

Can dogs be allergic to vaccines?

Your pet may experience mild reactions such as vomiting, diarrhea, itchiness and facial swelling. These are temporary and rare. If these conditions persist, bring them to our hospital as soon as possible.

Last updated: August 24, 2021

Dear Clients,

Based on the most recent COVID-19 precautions announced by our provincial government, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, bloodwork, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

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

    - The team at Rocky Ridge Pet Hospital