dog vaccinesPet owners spend significant time worrying about their dogs’ needs prior to boarding. You may stress about whether or not your dog will be happy in your absence. You might fret about whether or not your pet will sleep or eat their food. You may even be concerned about their safety when you can’t be there to watch over them. Choosing an excellent dog hotel is the first step to allaying these concerns. However, you may easily forget some preparatory measures you will need prior to boarding your dog at a high quality facility – dog vaccines.

Excellent dog hotels put your dog’s health and safety first. That’s why dog vaccines are needed and necessary prior to boarding. There are three standard vaccines you must ensure your dog has before you go away. These vaccines are Rabies, Bordetella and DHLPP.

Rabies Vaccines
Why Are They Necessary?
Rabies is a disease that is transmitted from animal to animal. It is 100 percent fatal to dogs. There is no cure for a dog that contracts rabies. The only way to avoid the disease is through prevention.
How Often Are They Administered?
Dogs receive a rabies vaccine their first year and a booster every three years.
What Are The Side Effects?
Vaccines may cause dogs to become lethargic on the day of and one day after it is administered. They may experience some diarrhea or vomiting. They will also possibly be tender and even a bit swollen at the injection site. Dogs should be offered food and water as usual, though they may not be hungry.

Bordetella Vaccines
Why Are They Necessary?
Also known as kennel cough, Bordetella can be spread from dog to dog in a boarding environment. Only vaccination can prevent your four-legged friend from catching the disease.
How Often Are They Administered?
Most dogs need yearly boosters, but you should always check with your veterinarian.
What Are The Side Effects?
Side effects for Bordetella vaccines are the same as those for rabies.

DHLPP Vaccines
Why Are They Necessary?
This vaccine protects dogs against Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus. These are all serious diseases that can cause sickness, brain damage, and even death.
How Often Are They Administered?
Dogs need a booster each year.
What Are The Side Effects?
Side effects for DHLPP vaccines are the same as those for rabies.

To make sure your four-legged friend has all the dog vaccines required for boarding at a good hotel, please check with your vet. Fon Jon Pet Care has been providing excellence in pet care for more than 30 years in San Diego County. We are a full service doggy daycare and training facility. Call us today at 858-490-2117 to schedule your dog for an extended stay at our facility.