Vaccines Required Prior to Boarding at the Shaker Hill Pet Resort
Vaccines provide protection from a variety of diseases so your pet neither gets nor gives the infection. Most
pet care facilities will require distemper and rabies vaccines for dogs
and cats. In addition Bordetella is often required for dogs, and
sometimes leukemia for cats.
Here's a look at the components of vaccines. Many
vaccine protocols are now beginning to change. You should always talk
with your veterinarian about each disease and yearly vaccinations.
Canine distemper vaccine - this is really a composite of several diseases. Depending
on the combination your vet uses, it may include some or all of the
following: distemper, Canine hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza,
Parvo virus, and Corona virus.
Bordetella vaccines add additional protection against coughing viruses, and are boostered every 6 months to 1 year.
distemper vaccine - this is also a composite, containing mostly upper
respiratory diseases (Panleukopenia, Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis,
Calici Pnuemonitis), since that is what cats are most susceptible to.
Other cat vaccines include Feline Leukemia and Feline Infectious Peritonitis. Your veterinarian can tell you if your cat will need these additional vaccines.
Puppies and kittens receive several vaccines over a period of weeks when they are young. This is to protect them as their mother's immunity slowly wears away. Traditionally dogs and cats receive boosters on a yearly basis following the initial series.
Rabies vaccinations for pets are required by law. They
are usually given between 4 and 6 months of age, and then boostered.
Depending on state law, boosters may be yearly, every other year and
even every three years.
reputable pet care facilities require proof of vaccination before your
pet can board or be admitted into daycare. This is not only for the
protection of your pet, but for the protection of other pets in the
facility's care. Without adequate vaccinations, the facility may not accept your pet.
content of this article is provided for informational purposes only.
You should always consult your veterinarian with concerns about the care
of your pet or for medical advice.