Boarding Daycare Grooming

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Boarding Requirements

 

Vaccines


All boarding pets must be up to date on the following vaccines. All vaccines must be updated at least 48 hours prior to boarding date. Please bring a copy or have your vet send us the records to our email address doggiedays@comcast.net. We do not accept vaccines from breeders or in home vaccines they must be given by a veterinary professional.   



Dogs:
  • Rabies (1yr or 3 yr)
  • Distemper Parvo (1yr or 3 yr)
  • Bordetella (required               every 6 months) 



Cats:

  • Rabies (1yr or 3yr) 
  • Feline Distemper
  • Feline  Leukemia

Flea Policy

Any pet found with fleas will immediately be given a Capstar. Capstar is a pill that kills the fleas on your pet within 30 minutes and keeps them off for at least 24 hours. This is so that we keep our facility and our boarders flea free. Capstar is an additional $6. 

Spay and Neuter Policy

Your pet does not have to be spayed or neutered to stay at Doggie Days. However, if you want your pet to participate in daycare while boarding,they must be spayed/neutered to participate in our large group play, if your pet is not spayed/neutered they can play with their gender only.

Recently Adopted Pets

Due to the high risk of disease in animal shelters, we cannot board dogs that have been recently adopted. We require that you have your new friend home for at least 10 days before boarding them. Giving them those 10 days at home will allow you to detect any signs of illness in your new pet.

Food, Beds, treats, toys etc...

  **Hello, Doggie Days family.  Due to a new law from the Department of Agriculture, we can no long accept food that is not stored within a container. A container with a lid, such as a Rubbermaid or Tupperware.  This is for any animal that will be eating food at the facility.  If you are unable to get a container, we can provide containers for rent during your animals stay. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  Thank you for your understanding. **  Pre-measured baggies are preferred, and can be stored within a container. We supply water and food bowls.  You are more than welcome to bring your pet's bed and blankets from home, however, we have beds and blankets that we can provide as well. You can bring any toys and treats that you would like for us to give your pet during their stay. We are not liable if your pet destroys its own items. Sometimes when a dog is nervous they can be destructive.

Medications

 Any medication that your pet may take has to be in the original prescription bottle from your veterinarian. We can refrigerate any medications or special food for your pet as well. 

More Information on Kennel Cough


The staff at Doggie Days strives to keep your pet healthy, and safe. We have taken a notice that the annual bordetella shot is “losing it’s potency” before a full year. Due to this, we are now only going to accept bordetella shots for up to 6 months. We are sorry for any inconvenience, we just want everyone to be healthy and happy.


What is Kennel Cough?
Kennel Cough (also known as canine infectious tracheobronchitis) is a highly contagious respiratory disease. Dogs can spread it to one another through airborne droplets, direct contact (e.g., touching noses), or contaminated surfaces (including water/food bowls). It’s highly treatable in most dogs but can be more severe in puppies younger than six months of age and immunocompromised dogs.


Can my dog still get Kennel Cough even though everyone has received their Kennel Cough?

Unfortunately, your dogs can develop kennel cough even if they were vaccinated. This seems patently unfair, you did everything you could to keep your dog healthy. Fortunately, kennel cough is not usually a serious illness and your dog should make a full, and uneventful recovery. Kennel cough is not dissimilar to a chest cold in humans. It is a respiratory infection that develops as a result of exposure to the kennel cough bacteria, which dogs are commonly exposed to, and is present in many environments. The illness often occurs when your dog’s immune system is compromised and/or a virus occurs in conjunction with it. Usually, the presence of both the parainfluenza virus and the bacteria Bordetella bronchiseptica is the most common trigger for kennel cough in your dog.

The combination of factors involved make the condition hard to vaccinate for, as multiple viruses can contribute to the development of illness and the bacteria is widely distributed and accessible. Also, the vaccine is only effective for about 6 months, so annual vaccines do not provide adequate coverage. If the vaccine was not adequately stored or properly administered, it may also prove ineffective. Dogs with compromised immune systems or dogs that were exposed to kennel cough before receiving the vaccine may develop the illness in spite of vaccination. The good news is, the condition will usually resolve on its own, or if it becomes severe, medication can help fight bacterial infection and cough symptoms. Kennel cough is very contagious and your dog can acquire it or pass it on easily from other dogs, so they should be isolated from other dogs while infected. This is why we have strict cleaning processes and make sure everyone has up to date vaccinations. But this is a day care full of playful puppies that want to have fun and sometimes it does happen. Just like kids in daycare. Be aware this is just something that happens sometimes and your dog will always be in the best care and be treated if needed by our vet office Shannon Vet.


What are the symptoms?
· a strong cough, often with a “honking” sound - this is the most obvious symptom

· runny nose

· sneezing

· lethargy

· loss of appetite

· low fever

How do you treat it?
Typically, mild cases of kennel cough are treated with a week or two of rest, but a veterinarian may prescribe antibiotics to prevent a secondary infection and cough medication to ease the symptoms.

Prevention?
A vaccine is available. The vaccine is available in oral, intranasal, and injectable forms, and depending on the form, it is usually initially given in two doses two to four weeks apart, followed by a booster every six months to a year.
Although most cases of kennel cough are caused by bordetella, some are caused by other agents, including the bacteria bordetella bronchiseptica, canine adenovirus type 2, canine parainfluenza virus, canine respiratory coronavirus, and mycoplasmas, so the vaccine may not prevent your dog from catching the disease.