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Does Your Pet Have The Required Vaccines?

All boarding and daycare guests must be up-to-date on the following:

1. Rabies

Rabies is a severe and highly infectious viral infection affecting the brain and central nervous system of animals and people. It is transmitted through contact with blood or saliva from a disease carrier (foxes, raccoons, skunks, bats, etc.).

Canines

1. Rabies Rabies is a severe and highly infectious viral infection affecting the brain and central nervous system of animals and people. It is transmitted through contact with blood or saliva from a disease carrier (foxes, raccoons, skunks, bats, etc.).
2. DHPP – Also known as the “Distemper” vaccine, this is a combination vaccine that protects against Canine Distemper Virus, Canine Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus.
3. Leptospirosis This vaccine offers protection against Leptospirosis, a disease carried by wildlife (including rodents) and transmitted to animals and people via environmental contamination with infected urine.
4. Bordetella This vaccine offers some protection against bordetella bronchiseptica, one of the main causative agents of canine infectious tracheobronchitis (also known as “Kennel Cough”).
5. Canine Influenza or CIV – This vaccine offers some protection against Canine Influenza (“Flu”) which is transmitted via contact with an infected dog. 
6. Intestinal Parasite Screening – We must have proof of a negative fecal test run within one year of your boarding reservation

Felines

1. Rabies – Rabies is a severe and highly infectious viral infection affecting the brain and central nervous system of animals and people. It is transmitted through contact with blood or saliva from a disease carrier
(foxes, raccoons, skunks, bats, etc.). 
2. FVRCP – Also known as the “Feline Distemper” vaccine: This is a combination vaccine that protects against Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia
3. Feline Leukemia – A common viral infection of cats, spread through close, social contact. Routine testing, as well as vaccination of cats determined to be at risk, are key factors in feline leukemia virus prevention.
4. FeLV/FIV Test – This tests for Feline Leukemia Virus and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. These viruses can be spread through saliva from an infected cat or passed down from mother to kitten during fetal development.
Current Harbor Animal Hospital patients must have an exam by one of our doctors within the last year. Non-Harbor patients must also have an examination by one of our doctors one week prior to staying with us. This is to ensure a doctor has seen your pet in case anything about their health changes during their stay.

Do's and Don'ts of Boarding

Remember To Bring These Other Necessities

  • Food – We recommend bringing enough food for your pet’s entire stay, plus a little extra just in case you get delayed in picking them up. We will provide a commercial bland diet for an additional charge if your pet runs out of food during their stay. Fresh water will be provided at all times.
  • Treats – Pets with food allergies or sensitive stomachs are highly encouraged to bring their own treats.
  • Medications – If your pet is on or will need any medications during their stay, bring them in their original containers. No exceptions.
  • Collar/Harness/Leash – When escorting your pet to and from the building, we require that all pets either be on a leash or in a carrier. This will help ensure your pet does not get loose near the busy main street or get into an altercation with another pet in our waiting room. While your pet is here with us, we use our own leashes to take them outside.
  • Toys Your pet may be more comfortable if they have a little piece of home with them. If your pet has a tendency to chew, eat, or shred their toys, we reserve the right to remove them at any time.
  • Bedding Bringing your own bedding is welcomed, but not necessary. If your bedding becomes soiled and is machine washable, we will do our best to clean it for you. We cannot guarantee that the bedding will be dried and ready for your pets departure.

Please Refrain From Bringing These Items

  • Bowls We will provide clean bowls for your pet’s meals. If bowls are brought they will be labeled with your pets name and set aside. 
  • Rawhides, bully sticks, pigs ears, etc. While some treats are okay to bring, bones and rawhide type chews are prohibited. Even with close supervision these chews pose a threat for choking and intestinal blockages.
Although we do our best to accommodate our boarders, we cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged items. 
Online Doggy is the #1 provider of webcam systems to the pet industry.  Harbor has contracted with Online Doggy to offer our boarding clients the option of viewing their pet remotely.  This is a free service Harbor provides for our clients. Online Doggy does charge a fee for downloading their app.