Vaccinations for Puppies and Dogs

Vaccinations protect your pet against diseases that can be extremely detrimental to their health. Treatment for some of these potentially harmful diseases are far more expensive than vaccinations. They are a great preventative health tool for all pets, even those who spend most of their time indoors.

What’s the difference between core and non-core vaccines?

Core vaccines are vaccines we recommend for all pets, while non-core are specific to your pet’s individual needs. For example, your pet might be at a higher risk for diseases like chlamydia, which we’ll recommend a non-core vaccination to protect them against. Vaccinations help build your pet’s immunity against a disease by providing them with full protection or minimizing the symptoms associated with it. We’d like to create a personalized vaccination plan to support their unique needs. To discuss your pet’s plan, please contact us at 416.941.8920.

What core vaccines do you recommend?

Regardless of whether your canine friend spends most of their days indoors, we recommend these core vaccines for them:

  • Distemper
  • Hepatitis
  • Parainfluenza
  • Parvovirus
  • Rabies

    Non-core vaccines?

    Our veterinary team will discuss your pet’s likelihood of contracting certain risk-based diseases, before recommending these non-core vaccines. Some of these include protection against:

  • Lyme disease
  • Bordetella

  • Last updated: January 19, 2022.

    Due to the shortage of staff at the clinic this week, we have special operating hours.

    Wednesday, Jan 19 – 1:30 pm until 4:30 pm
    Thursday, Jan 20 – 8:30 until 2:30 pm
    Friday, Jan 21 – 8:00 am at 4:00 pm

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


  • We are operating under a "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.
  • We require a 24 hr cancellation notice for appointments during this time. A cancellation fee will be applied otherwise.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home).
  • Parking is available in our parking lot (behind the clinic) as well as on the street.

    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

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

    - Your dedicated team at Bay Cat & Dog Hospital