Tolo Veterinary Clinic

Call:  208-494-6262


Vaccines  Canine

Recommendations are based on studies done by Dr. Ronald Schultz DVM and AAHA 2017 Guidelines

Canine (Dog) Vaccination Guidelines 

Canine Core Vaccine: 

  • +Distemper Virus 
  • +Adenovirus-2
  • +Canine Parvovirus
  • +/-Parainfluenza Virus---oral or intranasal are better if di   

For initial puppy vaccination (< 16 weeks)

  • If in a high risk situation or the maternal vaccination status is nothing or not known,  Neo Par vaccine can be given to pups 3-5 weeks old.
    • modified live virus vaccine containing a high antigenic mass per dose of a highly immunogenic strain of canine parvovirus.
    • This can be effective even if pup has maternal antibodies.
  • one dose of vaccine containing modified live virus (MLV) is recommended every 3-4 weeks if starting at 6-8 weeks of age 
  • final booster being given no sooner than 14-16 weeks of age. 
  • Shelter dogs or high risk areas final booster given at 20weeks.  
For dogs older than 16 weeks of age 

  • two doses of vaccine containing modified live virus (MLV) 2-3 weeks apart are recommended. 
  • Booster again a year later if not able to titer test.
  • Re-vaccination  is recommended every 3-5 years.
Canine Rabies Virus Vaccines

In accordance with Idaho state law, we recommend: 

  • puppies receive a single dose of killed rabies vaccine at 3-5 months of age. 
  • Adult dogs with unknown vaccination history should also receive a single dose of killed rabies vaccine. 
  • A booster is required one year later, and thereafter, rabies vaccination should be performed every 3 years using a vaccine approved for 3-year administration

Canine Non-Core Vaccines

  • Canine Leptospira Vaccines (duration of immunity is probably about 1 year. )
    • This bacteria is found wild mammals and is transmitted by urine.  
    • Transmission mostly occurs during wet warm times of the year.  
    • The most common cause is non-flowing water that an infected animal has urinated in and then your dog ingests or it enters through cuts or abrasions to mucous membranes
    •  In addition, the disease can be fatal or have high morbidity, and also has zoonotic potential. 
  • The initial vaccination should be followed by a booster 2-4 weeks later, and the first vaccine be given no earlier than 10 weeks of age. 
  • In general, Leptospira vaccines have been associated with more post vaccinal reactions (acute anaphylaxis) than other vaccines. 
    • The recent introduction of vaccines with reduced amounts of foreign protein has reduced this problem.

Bordetella Bronchiseptica 

Agents associated with ‘kennel cough’ or canine infectious respiratory disease complex (CIRDC) in dogs. 

  • We recommend starting vaccines after 10 weeks of age and follow up in 2-3 weeks after the initial vaccine. 
  • This vaccine that we use is given every 12 months. 

Rattlesnake Vaccine

We have rattlesnakes in Idaho depending on what outdoor activities you like to do with your dog, it may be in danger of this poisonous snake. 

Very effective, 2 vaccines 3-6 weeks apart then yearly--greatly reduced the chance of death and minimizes toxin reaction.

Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) H3N8/H3N2--We do not carry this vaccine

The virus causes upper respiratory signs including a cough, nasal discharge, and a low-grade fever followed by recovery. A small percentage of dogs develop more severe signs in association with hemorrhagic pneumonia.

Canine Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme) Vaccine--We do not carry this vaccine

The incidence of Lyme disease in Idaho is currently considered low. Lyme disease is associated with living on the East Coast and Midwest regions. Travel to endemic areas (i.e. the East Coast) is anticipated, vaccination could be considered, followed by boosters at intervals in line with risk of exposure. 

Service Prices

Compare the our service packages and find the best fit for you.

New Patient and Sick Exams


Per Visit

30-45 minute visit

Assessment of the problem and then offer treatments or diagnostics.

We offer in house bloodwork, digital radiology and ultrasound to aid the doctor in the diagnosis of your pets problem and to help us treat your special friend.

If your pet needs seen the same day you call we offer an urgent care visit which costs an additional $50.  Every day we keep 2-4 timeslots open to see urgent cases.

If we are booked that day or your pet needs seen after hours we offer Emergency Services also at an additional fee.  Prices vary according to time of day, but start at an additional $100.

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Wellness Visits


Yearly check-up

Best for General Upkeep

15-30 minute visit

This visit can be very instrumental in finding problems we didn't know your pet had.  Or we give a clean bill of health and you feel good about taking care of your pet as best as you can.

This visit also allows you to order any prescription medications thru us or any pharmacy of your choice.

The clinic has a walk on scale that you are welcome to come in and use any time to weigh your pet.

We also have broad spectrum dewormer and some other OTC that you can pick up any time.

Of course we have our line of Science Diet Prescription foods to treat some specific issue that may come up at this visit

In-House Heartworm Testing


Per Pet

Established Clients only

15 min visit

We will call you back with results that same day.

We develop a treatment plan if you have sad new of a positive test

We did not use to worry about this too much but we have had a lot of pet families move here from heartworm areas.  Or pets have been adopted that may have originated from endemic areas with heartworm.

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