Frequently Asked Questions

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Which vaccinations are required before the kennel will accept my pet? 

For dogs we require booster vaccinations (canine distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, parainfluenza, etc.) administered within the last year & bordatella within the last six months.† Puppies that have not received all of their booster shots (3 to 4) will be quarantined.†

Cats must have their booster vaccinations (distemper, rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, etc.) within the last year.†† They must also be vaccinated for feline leukemia (FeLV) or have a Negative FeLV Certificate. We cannot board FeLV positive cats.†

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Bordatella vaccine is given to protect your dog from Kennel Cough.† Kennel Cough is a fairly common ailment in dogs. It is caused by an airborne virus, which is highly contagious.† Any time your dog is in the vicinity of an infected dog, the potential exists for infection.† We strive to insure the Bordatella bronchiseptica virus does not get into our kennel.† That is why every dog boarded must have the Bordatella vaccine.

Even though a dog has been given the vaccine (Bordatella) for Kennel Cough, it is often not effective in preventing infection. The most likely explanation for this is that there are many strains and mutations of the virus out there. Therefore, it is hit or miss whether the vaccine used on your dog will be the right one for the strain with which your dog comes into contact. This is similar to the "flu shot" for people; each year a vaccine is developed based on which strain(s) are suspected to be most prevalent. Be aware that your dog can still catch Kennel Cough even if s/he has had a shot to prevent it.†

For more information and some ideas for natural treatments go to: http://www.placerdog.com/Bordatella.html

 

 

Why do I need to get the Bordatella vaccination? 

All animals will be examined before they are admitted into the general population.† Any that are found with parasites will be treated (at an additional cost to the owner) and quarantined until they are free of any signs of infestation.†† Dogs must be on heartworm and flea & tick treatments.† If the dog stays past its scheduled Heartworm Treatment or† Flea & Tick Prevention application, the owner must supply the treatment or make arrangements with their vet to treat their pet.†

Our grounds are treated on a regular basis to prevent infestation.†

How does the kennel prevent flea and tick infestation?†