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Keeps Your Pets Healthy with Routine Vaccinations

Regular visits to Parksville Animal Hospital help keep your pets healthy. With proper vaccinations and parasite control, your furry friends will live longer, happier lives. Contact us to schedule an appointment. We also offer reduced-rate litter examinations and vaccinations.


Pet Vaccinations

Parksville Animal Hospital offers the following pet vaccinations and parasite control to keep your pet healthy:

Core Canine Vaccine

  • Given at 8, 12 & 16 weeks of age, then annually
  • Prevents diseases that can easily pass from dog to dog
  • Prevents diseases than can be picked up from contaminated, high-frequency areas
  • Recommended for all dogs in good health


Product info from manufacturer: Merck Nobivac® Canine 1-DAPPvL2 vaccine is a modified live virus vaccine. It is combined with an inactivated Leptospira canicola and Leptospira icterohaemorrhagiae bacterin for the vaccination of healthy dogs as an aid in the prevention of disease caused by canine distemper virus, canine adenovirus type 1 (hepatitis), canine adenovirus type 2 (respiratory disease), canine parainfluenza virus, and canine parvovirus. It is also a prevention against Leptospiral disease due to L. canicola or L.icterohaemorrhagiae.

Lyme Vaccine

  • Given at 12 & 16 weeks of age, then annually
  • Prevents the disease being passed to your dog from ticks
  • Recommended if your dog frequents areas with lots of vegetation, particularly in the
  • Nanoose Bay area


Product info from manufacturer: Merck Nobivac® Lyme bacterin contains two inactivated isolates of Borrelia burgdorferi. This bacterin is for the vaccination of healthy dogs as an aid in the prevention of subclinical arthritis caused by Borrelia burgdorferi.

Bordetella Vaccine (Kennel Cough)

  • Given at 12 weeks of age, then annually
  • Required by most groomers & boarding kennels
  • Recommend for dogs in frequent contact with other dogs


Product info from manufacturer: Boeringer Canine Adenovirus Type 2-parainfluenza-bordetella Bronchiseptica Vaccine Modified Live Virus and Avirulent Live Culture. For vaccination of healthy dogs and puppies eight weeks of age or older as an aid in prevention of disease caused by Bordetella bronchiseptica, canine parainfluenza virus and canine adenovirus type 2.

Core Feline Vaccine

  • Given at 8 & 12 weeks of age, then annually
  • Important for prevention of diseases that can be passed from cat to cat
  • Recommended for all cats in good health


Product info from manufacturer: Merck Nobivac® Feline 1-HCPCh + FeLV vaccine is a combination vaccine that unites the benefits of Nobivac® Feline 1-HCPCh and Nobivac® FeLV in one vaccination. Nobivac® Feline 1-HCPCh vaccine is a modified live virus and chlamydia vaccine for the vaccination of healthy cats as an aid in the prevention of disease caused by feline rhinotracheitis, calici, and panleukopenia viruses and Chlamydia psittaci. Nobivac® FeLV vaccine is recommended for the vaccination of healthy cats as an aid in the prevention of lymphoid tumors caused by, and diseases associated with, feline leukemia virus (FeLV) infection.

Rabies Vaccine

  • Given at 12 weeks of age, then at 1 year & every 3 years
  • Prevents contraction of rabies, which also affects wildlife & humans, & is passed via direct contact, such as a bite
  • Recommended for a pet that goes outside or shares a home with another outdoor pet
  • Required, with appropriate documentation from the veterinarian, for pets travelling to the United States


Product info from manufacturer: Merial IMRAB® 3 TF is recommended for the vaccination of healthy cats, dogs, and ferrets 12 weeks of age and older for prevention of disease due to rabies virus.

Internal & External Parasite Control

Our wonderful island environment is a perfect breeding ground for parasites. We carry a wide variety of effective flea products in oral, topical and injectable forms. We highly recommend heartworm prevention for dogs travelling to the mainland, the U.S. or eastern Canada (including Winnipeg).


We also carry products that treat internal parasites and recommend that every pet that spends time outdoors is treated 2-4 times yearly. Ticks are known to carry Lyme disease, so if your dog accompanies you on many walks in the wilderness, or you live in the Nanoose Bay area, we recommend monthly tick prevention. Our staff can advise you which product best suits your pet’s needs.

We offer internal and external parasite control. Please feel free to inquire about the best options for your pets by contacting our knowledgeable staff.

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