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Boarding Requirements  


We require proof of immunization on your pets.  We keep this information on file, but it is your responsibility to provide us with proof of subsequent vaccinations. 

Pet vaccinations are an important part of preventative health plan for your pet. Thanks to pet vaccines your dog and cat can live a healthier and longer life.  

Vaccines help build up a pet's immune system, so if they are exposed to the disease the chances of them becoming ill are much less.  Vaccinations do not guarantee that your pet will not get sick, just like a human getting a flu vaccine, they can still get the flu. Vaccines do not necessarily prevent disease, but it will likely minimize the seriousness of the illness if your pet does get sick.   ​

Requirements for Dogs:

All dogs must be in good health and free of any communicable disease.  All pets must be up to date on vaccinations .

Rabies Vaccine: Depending on what type of Rabies vaccine you veterinarian uses, your pet must receive a booster yearly or every three years.   

Bordetella Vaccine :The Bordetella vaccine is given to help prevent your pet from the Tracheobronchitis disease.  Your pet must receive a yearly booster or semi-annually.  Please check with your vet regarding duration of immunity. This vaccination against Canine Cough might not normally be given unless your vet knows that your pet will be boarding, so please be sure that you request this vaccination.  

All dogs must be vaccinated against "Kennel Cough", the name is misleading, as the bacterium or viral strain involved does not only occur in kennels.  It is air born and can be passed on anywhere that dogs are in close proximity with each other (e.g. parks and walks). We strongly recommend that your dog be vacinated against bordetella at least 2 weeks prior to boarding to insure adequate protection, the vaccine needs this tie to take efecct in your dog's system. If your dog is approaching the expiration date for the bordetella vacine, we recommend a boster prior to boarding. 

​Please use this link to see more information about Bordetella Bordetella vaccine is like the flu shot and does not immunize all dogs against all strains of canine cough. Top Dog makes no guarantees in regards to the Bordetella Vaccine.

Distemper (DHLPP) :The DHLPP vaccine is given to protect your pet from Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenze, and Parvovirus. Your pet must receive a yearly booster. 

Influenza Vacine (CIV): Canine Influenza is recommended, but not require​​​.

Requirements for Cats:

Rabies Vaccine : This vaccine is given to protect your cat from rabies. 

FeLV :The FeLV vaccine is given to protect your pet from Feline Leukemia Virus. Your pet must receive a yearly booster.  

FVRCP :The FVRCP vaccine is given to protect your pet from Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, and Panleukopenia. You pet must receive a yearly booster.

 chloe2.jpgFor Puppies:

 ​Must be at least 12 weeks old, and had two (2) sets of Distemper and Parvo vaccinations, the last set, as well as Bordetella( Kennel Cough), given at least 1 week prior to admittance to ensure immunity. Puppies over 18 weeks of age must have their full series of vaccinations, including the Rabies vaccine.​