Essential Vaccinations and Protection to Take Before Leaving Your Dog in a Kennel
Essential Vaccinations and Protection to Take Before Leaving Your Dog in a Kennel Keeping your dog safe is your priority especially when you are going to leave it under another’s care. You need to ensure that your dog is up to date with its vaccinations.
Here are the vaccinations and protection that you need to take before leaving your dog in a kennel.
This is a combination vaccine that protects dogs against Distemper, Adenovirus type 1 (Hepatitis), Adenovirus type 2 (respiratory), Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus. After the initial series a booster is required three weeks before your dog’s stay at a kennel.
This is a mandatory vaccine and required every 1 to 3 years depending on your location. Some clinics include the cost of rabies along with the above vaccinations. If it is not included, it will cost between $15 and $20.
This is also called the canine kennel cough vaccine. You need to give your dog this vaccination at least one week before boarding it. Most kennel facilities require this vaccine to be given at least once a year. Some boarding facilities require it to be given every 6 months.
Canine Influenza Virus
This vaccine is for dog flu. The risk of infection is high at kennels because of surrounding dogs. Your dog should be vaccinated at least two weeks before boarding. After the initial series, you need to give your dog this vaccine every year.
You need to ensure that your dog doesn’t bring home ticks, fleas, and diseases that these parasites transmit. Make sure that your dog is in a parasite prevention program that covers them for external parasites like fleas, ticks, intestinal worms, and heartworms.
We will tailor make a vaccination program to protect your dog, so you can safely leave it in a kennel.