Pet Boarding: Canine FAQ
Our canine boarders are kept in the boarding area, located on the south facing side of our facility. This area is separate from both cat boarding and the hospital area. 121 Animal Hospital encourages you to come see our boarding facility. It can give you peace of mind to know where your pets are staying. We can show you the backyards and even the specific run your pet will be in during their stay if they already have reservations. Depending on what time you come in, you may get the chance to meet one or more of our kennel technicians. It is best to leave your pet at home during the tour as not to distract our current boarders.
DHPP: This vaccination is required yearly for the prevention of Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, and Parainfluenza.
Bordetella: Our facility requires a 6 month vaccination for the assistance in the prevention of an upper respiratory infection commonly known as “kennel cough”. This infection can be highly contagious, especially in areas where there is a lot of canine traffic; e.g. boarding facilities, grooming facilities, dog parks, training areas, etc. Even though this vaccine is given every 6 months, there are many different strains that it may not always protect against.
Rabies: A Rabies vaccine is also required. This vaccination can be accepted as either a 1yr or a 3yr vaccine.
Internal Parasites: A fecal test is a test that is run to ensure your pet is free of intestinal parasites. Intestinal parasites can be contracted from other dogs that have been using the same backyard. We require negative fecal tests on all pets staying with us for the safety of yours as well. If necessary, we can run a fecal test at our facility at the time of your pets arrival date for boarding. You will be notified if a test comes back positive and we will prescribe appropriate medication for the health of your pet and the safety of others. Charges will apply.
External Parasite: We highly recommend that your pet be on a regular regimen of external parasite preventative. These types of preventatives can help control fleas and ticks. There are a few products that we would recommend and do carry. If fleas are noticed on a pet during their stay, a dose of Capstar will be administered at an additional expense. Capstar will kill any adult fleas on your pet, but does not act as a preventative. This is done to avoid the transfer of fleas to other pets staying in our facility. Please call ahead to see if you have questions regarding the prevention your pet is on.