Vaccinations are essential not only for your dog's own well-being but also for the host and resident dog's safety. Consult your veterinarian to check for recommended vaccinations and treatments based on dog's age, breed, and pre-conditions. But there are a few basic vaccines that must be administered at least 12-15 days prior to boarding. The vaccination card comes with a sticker, date of vaccination and next due date. Collect the vaccination card with the sticker and the veterinarian's signature after each vaccination. Ensure it is not beyond the due date for critical vaccines like rabies.
Rabies: This is a highly contagious and deadly viral disease that can affect both dogs and humans. All dogs are required to be vaccinated against rabies by law in India. Anti-rabies vaccine is required every year. Check the next due date in the vaccination card.
Distemper: This is a highly contagious viral disease that can cause respiratory and neurological problems in dogs. Vaccination against distemper is essential for all dogs.
Canine Parvovirus: This is a highly contagious virus that can cause severe gastrointestinal symptoms in dogs, including vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration. Vaccination against parvovirus is highly recommended for all dogs.
Kennel cough, this respiratory infection can be highly contagious in areas where dogs are in close proximity to each other, such as boarding facilities.
Canine Influenza: This is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can cause severe symptoms in dogs, including coughing, fever, and pneumonia. Vaccination against canine influenza is also recommended, especially if using boarding facility with multiple dogs.
Tick and Flea treatment: Ticks and fleas can carry diseases and cause discomfort for your dog, so it's important to take preventative measures. It's a good idea to administer the tick and flea treatment at least a few days before you plan to board your dog so that the treatment has time to become effective. Consult your veterinarian on the recommended tick and flea treatment. There are vaccines that can protect your dog for upto 3 months, and then there are sprays or other medications that can be effective for about a month.
Consult your veterinarian before boarding your dog and check for recommended vaccinations and treatments specific to your dog.