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Pet Nutrition and Puppy Vaccinations in Williams Lake

Preventative medicine is the ideal way to ensure your pet’s wellbeing and prevent disease.

Healthy dogs

The health care team at Williams Lake Veterinary Hospital is committed to promoting longer, healthier lives for our four-legged friends, through complete wellness programs that include discussing behavior, nutrition and disease prevention along with making important recommendations according to your pet's stage of life. Rest assured and get your pets or puppy their vaccination at our Williams Lake clinic. This involves:

  • Annual health examinations
  • Vaccinations
  • Dental care
  • Nutrition consultations
  • Internal and external parasite control
  • Stage of life planning


Alternative Therapies

We also offer chiropractic and physiotherapy services for pets recovering from injury or following orthopedic surgery. Equine chiropractic assessment and treatment plans are available. Additionally, veterinary board-certified specialists in many disciplines are available by referral. 


Preventive Care and Puppy Vaccinations in Williams Lake

Don’t delay your puppy’s first visit to the vet. Vaccinating your pet is absolutely essential. It helps prevent many illnesses that affect puppies.
At Williams Lake Veterinary Hospital, every time we treat your pet we strive to prevent illness as much as possible. We have a puppy wellness
program designed to eliminate the problems even before they occur. Our skilled veterinarians treat your pets like their own and educate pet parents so that they can make the best decision. We try to create fear-free veterinary techniques to make your pets’ visits less stressful. Our aim is to keep your puppy healthy through every stage of life.


Why Do Puppy Vaccinations Matter?

Vaccines contain antigens, which are said to copy disease-causing organisms in a dog's system and stimulate the system by having it recognize the antigens present in the body. This way, if a dog becomes exposed to any disease, your furry friend’s system will recognize it and will be prepared to fight it off.

Reasons to Vaccinate Your Dog

Just like vaccinations work for us, it works the same for pets as well. They can help avoid costly treatments for diseases that can be prevented easily. Puppy vaccination at Williams Lake Veterinary Hospital is done to prevent diseases that can be passed between dogs and also from dogs to people. Some of the diseases that these vaccinations can help against are:

1. Rabies

2. Canine Cough (Bordetella)

3. Distemper

4. Parvovirus

5. Hepatitis

6. Leptospirosis

7. Lyme Disease

8. Parasite testing and treatment, especially against roundworms and other harmful parasites.


Are There Risks to Vaccinating a Pet?


Vaccines can give some side effects in some puppies, but usually, these effects are mild or short-lived and our team will make sure that your furry baby recovers from these minor effects quickly and in a safe manner. A common reaction, that affects one in ten dogs is the formation of a soft lump at the injection site, which usually goes away by itself after a couple of weeks. A rare reaction, which affects one in a thousand dogs is a temporary lack of energy and appetite loss. Only one in ten thousand or fewer dogs experience immune-mediated disease or an allergic- shock reaction.


Our Vaccination Service

We have spent many years of our lives educating people about the benefits of puppy vaccination in Williams Lake. This includes what vaccines are necessary for your pet and how they should be scheduled in a specific manner. At your dog's next veterinary appointment, we will be happy to help you understand the vaccination recommendations for your dog. Contact us if you want to know more about our vaccination services.

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