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VACCINATION AND HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

To ensure the health and safety of all our guests, we require that each dog must be free of transmittable diseases and parasites, and be compliant with the following requirements.

 If pets show signs of illness such as coughing, diarrhea, abnormally goopy eyes or other visable signs of poor health prior to boarding, the pet must be evaluated by a veterinarian and given clearance before boarding. 

We do not recommend that clients vaccinate (Rabies & D2PP) pets immediately prior to staying with us, however we will still allow them to board.

We do prefer 4-6 weeks time lapse prior to boarding so that your pets immune system is not

compromised while they stay with us. 

*IF YOU CHOOSE TO VACCINATE YOUR PET FOR KENNEL COUGH (NOT REQUIRED) IT MUST BE DONE AT LEAST 4 WEEKS PRIOR TO THEIR STAY*

*WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY PETS VACCINATED LESS THAN 4 WEEKS* 

Newly vaccinated pets can shed the live bacteria and virus for up to 7 weeks, and can actually bring kennel cough into our facility. 

Please refer to link below on more information

https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/bordetella-does-your-dog-really-need-the-kennel-cough-vaccine/

 

We encourage all clients to do their own research and educate themselves to make the best decision for pets.

Here are some helpful resources.

https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/what-every-vet-should-know-about-vaccines/

https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/which-dog-vaccines-are-necessary/

https://www.barkandwhiskers.com/canine-vaccination/

https://www.barkandwhiskers.com/protect-pet-from-vaccine-damage/

Looking for an alternative to over vaccinating? Ask your vet about Titer Testing.

https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/titers-avoiding-over-vaccination-in-dogs/

https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/titer-testing/

PUPPIES

Proof of a fecal test negative for parasites, for less than 6 months of age.

 

Proof of at least one set of DHPP booster is required.

Puppies 8-12 weeks of age will be kept separate/no nose to nose contact.

We don't require proof of Rabies up until 1 year of age. 

RABIES

Our facility requires that each pet owner provide proof of Rabies vaccination.

This vaccination must be up to date based on the duration stated on the vaccine label (eg. Imrab3 and Miral 3 = 3 year vaccine).

Due to the regulations of Clarington Department of Health, this vaccination is required by law.

Vaccination and Health Requirements: Our Services

DHPP

We only require proof that your pet has received one DHPP (distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, parainfluenza)  vaccination for the lifetime of your pet.

BORDETELLA *NOT REQUIRED*

This vaccination is optional and we recommend that clients make an informed decision and decide for themselves. Being vaccinated against Bordetella is not always a guarantee that your pet will not contract Bordetella, commonly known as Kennel Cough. 

*IF CHOOSE TO VACCINATE YOUR PET FOR KENNEL COUGH (NOT REQUIRED) IT

MUST BE DONE AT LEAST 4 WEEKS PRIOR TO THEIR STAY*

*WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY PETS VACCINATED LESS THAN 4 WEEKS* 

Newly vaccinated pets can shed the live bacteria and virus for up to 7 weeks, and actually bring kennel cough into our facility. 

https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/bordetella-does-your-dog-really-need-the-kennel-cough-vaccine/

ALTERNATIVES

In the event that your pet cannot be vaccinated due to health related concerns, or you choose not to vaccinate due to personal preference. 

 

A health certificate from your veterinarian must be provided in lieu of a vaccination certificate.

 

This should state why your pet cannot receive vaccinations, and should confirm that the pet does not appear to have any communicable ailments within 1 month of boarding your pet at our facility.

After your pets first stay with us, we require that health certificates are updated every 3 years.

We will gladly accept titer tests in place of a vaccine certificate.

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