Pet Vaccines: Everything You Need to Know Before Boarding

One of the most important things to take care of before boarding your pet is their vaccines. Vaccines are the most efficient way to prevent diseases in your pets. A properly vaccinated pet will also keep others safe! Plus, many pet boarding facilities require your pet to have some essential vaccines if you want to use their facilities.


Let’s take a look at the most common pet vaccines that most boarding facilities require.


Everything You Need to Know About Pet Vaccines


Getting your pets vaccinated will keep them safe from common pet illnesses. Most veterinarians and boarding facilities will require your pet to have the following vaccines:


1.   DAPP Vaccination (Distemper Vaccine):


The DAPP vaccination stands for Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, and Parvo. It is one of the most critical vaccines your pet must get. It protects your pet from highly contagious viral diseases that can affect the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and central nervous systems. These diseases are typically passed from other animals such as skunks or raccoons to dogs and then passed between pets. In some cases, they can be fatal. That’s why this vaccine is often required by most boarding facilities and highly recommended by your veterinarian.


2.   Rabies Vaccine


The rabies vaccine is another essential vaccine for your pet. Rabies is a preventable viral disease that is most often passed through the bite of a rabid animal. In the United States, rabies vaccines are required. Dogs should be vaccinated at 14 weeks of age and again at one year. Depending on the laws of your state, re-vaccination should occur every one to three years.

Since the rabies virus infects the central nervous system of mammals, rabies can also be passed to humans. The disease ultimately causes disease in the brain and is likely fatal. That’s why keeping your dog up-to-date on their rabies vaccine is vital.


3.   Leptospirosis Vaccine


This vaccine is not always a part of the routine vaccination plan for all dogs. Still, your veterinarian may consider it based on your pet’s risk of contracting Leptospirosis. Leptospirosis is a disease caused by Leptospira bacteria. It can affect both humans and animals. It can cause gastrointestinal issues in dogs and even lead to infertility, severe muscle weakness, and depression.


4.   Canine Influenza Virus Vaccine


Also known as the dog flu, canine influenza is highly contagious. It can be quickly passed from one animal to another. That’s why many boarding facilities require dogs to have the canine influenza vaccines before boarding. Many veterinarians recommend getting the dog flu vaccine for your pet to prevent serious illness.


5.   Bordatella Vaccine


The bordetella vaccine is given to both puppies and adult dogs. It helps to prevent the illness known as kennel cough. Kennel cough is easily spread from one dog to another and is highly contagious. In healthy adult dogs, it is not typically life-threatening. However, it can pose a significant risk to puppies. While the vaccine isn’t required by veterinarians or local law, it is required by many boarding facilities.


Contact Chino’s Caring Kennel for Your Pet Boarding Needs


If you have any questions regarding the required vaccines for boarding your dog, we’re here to help. Contact Chino’s Caring Kennel for all your Anaheim pet boarding needs.