Vaccinations

Pet Vaccinations

"Each Pet's vaccinations are based on their unique needs."

Vaccinations play an important part in keeping your pets healthy. Animals can be exposed to a variety of dangerous illnesses in their lives, but a standard course of vaccinations can prevent them.

At Intermountain Pet Hospital, we ensure that your pets stay healthy and happy by staying on top of the most current vaccination protocols.

GuaranteeOur vaccines come with the following two-part guarantee:

  1. Intermountain Pet Hospital only purchases guaranteed vaccines from reputable manufacturers with stringent quality control measures.
  2. If your pet contracts a disease which we administered a vaccination for according to its proper schedule, we will pay for all diagnostic testing and treatment for that disease.

Common Dog and Cat Vaccinations

Typical vaccinations and testing for dogs include:

  • DHPP (Distempter, Hepatitus, Parainfleunza and Parvovirus): Puppies receive this vaccination when we give them their first exam at 7 weeks of age. We then give them the vaccine every three weeks for a total of 3 inoculations. Once your dog completes this first schedule, they'll need the vaccine again every 1-3 years, depending on their age and risk status. We customize the vaccine schedule based on risk and will help you determine how often your pet will need the vaccine.
  • Bordetella: This vaccination protects your dog from Bordetella, one of the most respiratory diseases for canines. Puppies receive this vaccine at nine weeks of age followed by another inoculation 3 weeks later. After these first two inoculations, dogs will a booster every 12 months. There are many other respiratory infectious agents that cause “Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease,” which this vaccine does not protect against. Most of the other respiratory infectious agents are not as aggressive and are self-limiting.
  • Rabies: Dogs get the first two shots for rabies 3 weeks apart after 12 weeks of age. After that, they'll need a booster every 3 years. This vaccine is federally regulated and required by law for public safety.
  • Leptospirosis: Leptospirosis is an infection that causes liver and kidney failure in dogs. Most importantly, it can be passed to people and cause the same symptoms. Because of the potentially fatal consequences to both pets and humans and the increased number of infections in Idaho, we have chosen to add this vaccine to our standard protocol.Through research and development, the vaccine has greatly improved. There are very few adverse reactions to this vaccine today. This vaccine is given twice to puppies during the puppy series, then annually.

Typical vaccinations for cats include:

  • FVRCP (Feline Herpes, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia) and Feline Distemper: Kittens receive this vaccination every 3 weeks starting at 7 weeks of age for a total of 3 inoculations. After your kitten completes this first schedule, they'll need the vaccine again every 1-3 years, depending on their age and risk status. We customize the vaccine schedule based on risk and will help you determine how often your pet will need the vaccine.
  • Rabies: Cats get the first 2 shots for rabies 3 weeks apart after 12 weeks of age. They then get another shot 1 year later followed by inoculations every 3 years. This vaccine is federally regulated and required by law for public safety.
  • FeLV (Feline Leukemia): Cats receive this vaccine at nine weeks with a booster at 12 weeks. After that, they'll receive a booster at their annual wellness exams. For indoor-only cats, the schedule may change or be discontinued, depending on risk status. We can make a recommendation in these cases.
For more information on vaccinations for your pets, contact us.