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PLANNING FOR A HOLIDAY

 

For a variety of reasons planning for an upcoming holiday may need to include accommodation arrangements for your dog/cat.  It may be possible for your pets to stay at home by arranging for a friend/relative to feed/water/walk your pet or by organising one of the“home pet care services” to help.

If not, your dog/cat is going to need to be boarded at a boarding kennel.  Many dogs/cats spend very happy holidays in kennels and look forward to going.  Plan the visit well ahead, just as you do with your own holiday. Remember that holiday time is popular and boarding kennels can fill up very quickly.

Your dog's/cat’s vaccination status should be up-to-date as kennels will insist upon full vaccination with a certificate to prove it before they will admit the dog.  If your dog usually has the basic 3 in 1 vaccination for parvovirus, distemper & hepatitis each year, it will be necessary for him/her to have kennel cough vaccinations before boarding. This involves 2 injections 4 weeks apart or an intranasal delivery of the vaccine. It is recommended to wait 2 weeks after the vaccination is given to achieve full immunity. For cats the basic 3 in 1 vaccination for panleucopaenia, rhinotracheitis and calicivirus is sufficient.

 

Please phone the staff at Mudge Veterinary Hospital for any assistance

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