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Affordable Pet Vaccination Clinic in Winnipeg

Just like humans, pets need vaccinations to protect them from all kinds of infections and illnesses, some of which could possibly be fatal. Even indoor pets run the risk of picking up harmful viruses, especially if they are boarded often or are made to come into contact with other pets. At Pembina Veterinary Hospital, we provide safe and affordable pet vaccinations in Winnipeg and the surrounding areas. Most vaccines must be administered annually to ensure your pet is optimally protected from contagious diseases. However, some vaccines are not required every year, especially for pet cats.

Vaccines are usually split into two categories:

  • Core vaccines are recommended for all pets and, 

  • Non-core vaccines may be suggested based on the region you live in and your pet’s lifestyle.


Our team of veterinarians at Pembina Veterinary Hospital can help you determine which vaccines your pet needs. We suggest a personalized schedule that you can easily follow to ensure your pet is always protected. Get in touch with us and fix an appointment to bring your pet for vaccination at our clinic in Winnipeg!

Core Vaccines

Core vaccines are recommended for every single pet, regardless of whether they are indoor or outdoor. These vaccines prevent the most common and harmful types of animal diseases. If you have a pet or are getting a new pet, you should be prepared to get the following vaccines:

For Dogs:

  • Rabies 

  • Distemper

  • Parvovirus 

  • Adenovirus, type 1 (canine hepatitis) 

  • Adenovirus, type 2 (kennel cough)

For Cats:

  • Rabies

  • Feline distemper

  • Feline herpesvirus

  • Calicivirus

Non-core Vaccines

Veterinarians usually recommend non-core vaccines for pets at a higher risk of contracting certain illnesses. Depending on your pet’s lifestyle, whether they live mainly outdoors or indoors, and the region in which you live, your vet will prescribe the necessary vaccine. Feel free to ask the team at Pembina Veterinary Hospital about any of the following non-core vaccines:

For Dogs:

  • Parainfluenza

  • Bordetella bronchiseptica (kennel cough)

  • Lyme disease

  • Leptospirosis

  • Canine influenza

For Cats:

  • Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

How Often Do I Need to Get My Pet Vaccinated?

Most vaccinations mentioned above require an initial dosage when the pet is very young, usually between 6 weeks and 3 months old. After the initial dosage, boosters are usually required every 1 to 3 years, depending on the type of vaccine and your pet.

If you have adopted an older pet, there is no need to worry. These vaccines can be administered at any time throughout the animal’s lifespan. And even if you are unsure what, if any, vaccines your new pet had received previously, these vaccines can be given again to ensure your pet is protected.

Did you forget to bring your pet in for its annual vaccinations? That’s ok. Just let our vets know the date of the last vaccinations, and they can recommend what to do to get your vaccination schedule back on track.

Importance of Pet Vaccinations

Vaccinations help puppies, and kitties develop their immunity against infectious diseases they wouldn't otherwise be able to fight. If, somehow, your unvaccinated pet comes in contact with other pets with a contagious illness, it can have disastrous effects on their health and wellness.

Here are the key benefits of vaccinating your pet:

  • Helps establish a strong immune system.

  • Prevents the spread of disease among other pets and to humans as well.

  • Avoids high medical expenses for a preventable situation.

  • Comply with state and local laws.

  • Helps your pet live longer without any pain or discomfort

It's recommended that all pets get a comprehensive exam at the earliest. Fix an appointment at Pembina Veterinary Hospital to get a customized vaccination schedule for your beloved little one! 

Keep Your Furry Friend Healthy with Pet Vaccinations and Reliable Pet Care

If you have any questions about pet vaccinations, call our veterinary hospital to speak with our knowledgeable staff. We can help you figure out the best way to protect your pet and keep them healthy for years to come. The team at Pembina Veterinary Hospital has provided a range of comprehensive veterinary services and pet healthcare along with reliable pet vaccinations since 1963. You can read what some of our loyal pet parents have said about us. Call us at our clinic in Winnipeg today - we will be happy to answer all your questions!

Full-service 24-Hour Veterinary Hospital in Winnipeg

We are available 24/7 for pet vaccinations, emergency attention, and critical pet care.

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