What Vaccinations Do Pets Need for Boarding Kennels?
When you leave your pet at a boarding kennel and cattery in Crewe, they’re in close proximity to animals from different households. This inevitably increases their risk of passing on and getting infections, which is why having up to date vaccinations is so important. In this post, we’ll show you which vaccinations your dogs and cats need to have and when before coming to the boarding kennel for their stay.
Why should your pet be vaccinated?
Vaccines help protect your pet by exposing them to dead or weakened versions of different diseases. There are some diseases that are lethal to pets, so giving them these vaccines is the best way to keep them safe.
Most pets will have regular booster shots at their local vet each year and this will cover them for most illnesses. If they haven’t had their boosters, it can take around two to three weeks to build up that immunity, so you’ll need to talk to your vet about getting them booked in before you plan on boarding them.
Vaccinations for Dogs
Dogs will have annual vaccinations that protect them against:
Some of these require a booster once a year, others give immunity for three years. You’ll need to double-check with your vet when their booster is due because they need to be up t date and fully vaccinated at least two weeks before they come to the kennels.
The Kennel Cough vaccine
The Kennel Cough vaccine isn’t routinely given to dogs, so needs to be given before their visit. Kennel Cough usually comes from Bordetella Bronchiseptica and Canine Parainfluenza, both of which cause sneezing, coughing, and chest issues.
The Kennel Cough vaccine is actually a nasal spray, not a needle, and needs to be administered at least two weeks before their stay.
Vaccinations for Cats
There are different combinations of vaccines for cats, so it’s important to have a consultation with your vet and let them know they are visiting a cattery. Your vet will let you know if they need any boosters.
Most cats are given vaccines for:
- Cat Flu (Feline Herpes and Feline Calicivirus)
- Feline Infectious Enteritis (Feline Panleukopenia)
- Chlamydia and Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV)
Talk to our team
If you want to know more about our vaccination policy here at The Grange Boarding Kennels and Cattery, call our team today. We’ll let you know what vaccines you need and when so your pet can stay with us: 01270 811 264