What Shots Do Dogs Need to Be Boarded?

Author Rodney Snyder

Posted Nov 12, 2022

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Dogs need to be vaccinated against rabies, distemper, and parvovirus at a minimum to be boarded. Some facilities also require bordetella and influenza vaccinations.std

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you board a dog with Bordetella?

Some boarding facilities do allow dogs to board with Bordetella, while others require pre-existing vaccinations. Be sure to ask ahead of time if your chosen boarding facility has vaccination guidelines specific to dogs.

How often does a dog need a Bordetella booster?

A Bordetella booster vaccine is needed every six to twelve months, depending on the individual dog's risk of environmental exposure.

What do you need to know about boarding a dog?

Before boarding your dog make sure they are up-to-date on all their vaccinations. Also, some dogs require specific vaccines that not all kennels will have and many do require proof of vaccination. Kennels are often very conscientious in following up with necessary vet checkups to ensure the health and well-being of boarders and guests alike.

Can you board a dog with kennel cough?

There is no definitive answer, as each kennel cough case is different. Kennel cough is highly infectious and can be deadly to a pet if not treated properly. If you have any doubts about whether your dog has contracted kennel cough, it's best to take him to the veterinarian for monitoring.

What do you need to know about Bordetella and kennel cough?

The Bordetella vaccine is a noncore vaccine that is recommended for dogs that are frequently exposed to other dogs in boarding or social settings. The vaccine protects your dog from kennel cough, a respiratory infection caused by the Bordetella virus.

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Rodney Snyder has always been passionate about writing. He started his career as a journalist, covering local news and events. His love for storytelling led him to explore different forms of writing, including fiction and poetry.

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