The following can be printed and taken to your Veterinarian to ensure your dog is adequately vaccinated.
All dogs must provide updated Vaccination Certificates or Titre Certificates (dogs 2 years +) prior to their first visit.
- DHPP or DAPP
- Canine Distemper Virus
- Hepatitis (Canine Adenovirus)
- Canine Parvovirus
- Bordetella (Canine Kennel Cough)
Vaccinating with the Kennel Cough vaccine alone (contains the Bordetella agent) may not be fully protective because of the other infectious agents that are involved with producing the disease. Some of the other agents such as Parainfluenza and Adenovirus are part of the routine vaccinations generally given to dogs.
Any vaccine takes days to weeks to stimulate the dog’s protective immunity to the disease. If you plan to protect your dog from exposure, remember to wait the vet-recommended time after vaccination before potential exposure to allow full protective immunity to build up.
Veterinarian protocols for vaccination schedules can vary dependant on the breed type, age, and health of your dog. With this in mind, please consult your veterinarian regarding the proper vaccinations & schedule for your dog considering they are/will be attending doggy daycare, and be sure they are kept current.
To be informed on current vaccine guidelines click on the following links then discuss with your veterinarian:
- the British Columbia Veterinary Medical Association website
- the American Animal Hospital Association Vaccine Guidelines website – (PDF)
- the World Small Animal Veterniary Association Vaccine Guidelines website
All dogs should be on an effective parasite (fleas) preventative control program – Either monthly or seasonally (May 1st -Oct 31st). Some preventives are best for controlling the overall populations of fleas by inhibiting reproduction but not the bite. Others kill the parasite on contact with the dog’s skin. Discuss with your Vet the best parasite program for your dog.
Our high standards are for the protection of your pet. Let’s keep them parasite free and healthy.
If you notice any sign of illness with your dog please keep them at home until symptoms dissipate, or until written consent from the Vet that your dog is no longer contagious. We will send all dogs home instantly who show symptoms of persistent coughing, hacking, sneezing, or other worrisome symptoms. This is for the safety of your own dog as well as all the others.
Spaying & Neutering
All male dogs, with the exception of puppies, must show proof of neuter. Behaviour problems tend to occur with unaltered males as they mature which are unsuitable to the daycare setting, including:
- Excessive mounting
- Obsessive behaviour
- Lower tolerance or aggression toward other males
- Lower tolerance or aggression FROM other males
The age requirement for neutering will be based on the presence of one or more of these listed behaviours. You will be informed if your dog displays any of these behaviours, and may be asked to have them neutered before returning to daycare.
Spaying is strongly recommended for females, please discuss the best age for your dog with your veterinarian. Females in heat must be kept at home.