Let's Talk About Canine Cough

Cat Requirements

Dog Requirements

A stay requires a veterinarian certificate indicating proof of current vaccinations for the following diseases:

  • Bordetella
  • Canine Influenza
  • Distemper / Parvo / Parainfluenza / Adenovirus combo
  • Rabies

Young boarders must have completed all puppy vaccine series at least one week before arriving.  Additionally, ALL  vaccines must be up-to-date at least 7 days before boarding no matter your dog's age. This allows vaccines to be as effective as possible before your pup arrives.

Any medications should be brought in their
original packaging/prescription bottles. Please DO NOT mix medications in with your pet's food before arriving. 

We provide food, bedding, and dishes. Please bring food from home if your pet has a special diet or is sensitive to a change in food. Please do not bring large or fluffy beds. We cannot launder them if they become soiled. If you bring toys, please be sure they are not easy for your pet to destroy. If your dog begins to significantly damage a toy, it will be removed from their room to avoid them ingesting it.

All feline boarders are required to be vaccinated with a rabies and feline combo vaccine.

If your cat needs medication, please bring it in its original prescription bottle or packaging. Please DO NOT mix medications in to your pet's food before arriving.

We provide food, bedding, cat litter and boxes, as well as dishes. Please bring food from home if your pet is on a special diet or has a hard time switching to new foods. No string toys will be left in rooms unattended.

Please be sure to bring your cat in a secure carrier so that we can safely transport them from the office to their room.

Canine Cough, also referred to as Infectious Tracheobronchitis, is an illness that can be caused by different viral or bacterial agent and affects the respiratory tract. The most common symptom is a cough. Other symptoms may develop such as nasal or eye discharge as well as a decrease in appetite or energy.

Some of the viral and bacterial causes of Canine Cough including but not limited to bordetella bronchiseptica, mycoplasma, coronavirus, parainfluenza, and adenovirus.

While we require all available vaccines that combat infection, these vaccines do not prevent illness in all cases. We are committed to a high standard of cleanliness, fresh air intake to the facility, and protocols for daily disinfecting. Despite all best efforts, it is still possible for Canine Cough exposures especially during the busiest times of the year. Dogs can come in to contact with contagious dogs or contaminated objects at a variety of locations where there is higher dog traffic. Places like dog parks, grooming salons, boarding kennels, training classes, an any other time dogs share space with each other.

Symptoms typically develop within 3-10 days of exposure. No all dogs who encounter these diseases develop symptoms, however, they can still transmit the disease to others.

While dogs very frequently recover from Canine Cough without veterinary intervention, we recommend that you speak with your veterinarian if you suspect your dog is showing symptoms. If your dog is showing symptoms of Canine Cough, please contact our office as well.

If you would like to discuss in further detail our cleaning protocols and other methods of reducing the risk of exposures, you can call our office or email us and we'd be happy to speak with you!