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.


Dog Vaccinations

Your dog counts on you for protection. One of the best things you can do to give your dog a long and healthy life is to ensure that they are vaccinated against common canine diseases. Vaccines contain small quantities of altered or “killed” viruses, bacteria, or other disease-causing organisms. By vaccinating your pet, you help protect your furry friend from various diseases including Rabies, Distemper, Parvovirus, Infectious Hepatitis, Bordetella, and others.

Vaccinating your dog annually helps lessen the spread of infectious diseases throughout pet populations. Vaccinating against zoonotic diseases such as Rabies and Leptospirosis not only protects your pet but you as well. A little prevention can save you dollars in treatment and extend the life of your pet.

What types of vaccinations do you offer for adult dogs?

At Catrysse Veterinary Services, our vaccines are divided into two groups.

1. Core vaccines, which are recommended to be given to every dog. It includes Distemper (an incurable disease that can lead to seizures and death), Canine Adenovirus-2 (prevents infectious hepatitis), Parainfluenza (contagious viral lung infection), Canine Parvovirus (which causes severe intestinal or cardiac issues) and Rabies.

2. Non-core vaccines, which would be only given to certain dog’s dependent on the risk of exposure to disease, contact with other dogs, wildlife or ticks.

Our non-core vaccines include Bordetella (kennel cough) and Lyme disease. If you would like more information on any of our vaccines, please consult one of our team members.

Is there a schedule for how often a dog should be vaccinated?

Adult dogs need regular vaccinations to ensure they keep adequate antibodies to fight off common diseases. Most dog vaccines are generally recommended to be done annually, 1 year from the completion of the puppy series vaccinations. At that time, we would do a booster vaccine of the core vaccines and then repeat either annually, every 2 years or every 3 years depending on the vaccine type and dog/cat age. Your veterinarian may recommend slightly different schedules and vaccines specific to the risk factors. Bordetella and Lyme vaccines all require yearly boosters, and typically Rabies vaccinations for dogs have 3-year efficacy.

Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?

Vaccinating your dog is critical to maintain good health and reduce the risk and spread of diseases. Our veterinarians can recommend and advise the vaccination based on your dog’s lifestyle and risk factors. If owners stop vaccinating, we’ll see a lot of these rare conditions coming back, and more severely causing ill pets to need lifesaving treatment.

How much does it cost to vaccinate my dog?

Please call our clinic at 204.489.9111 to speak to one of our team members and discuss pricing.

COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

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 Wednesday, March 18, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive for your appointment of food/prescription pick up, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 204-489-9111. We will provide you with further instructions.

2. We are still scheduling all types of appointments but are prioritizing those for urgent or sick pets.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

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 clinic. Our staff will bring your order to your car. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.

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.

- Your dedicated team at Catrysse Veterinary Services