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What are the vaccination requirements for services at More for Your K9?
We require that all dogs are up to date on Rabies if they are over 6 months of age. We must keep Rabies vaccination records on file for every dog that comes into our shop, even if it just for a nail trim or consultation. We encourage you to speak with your veterinarian about other vaccines and if your dog should have them before they come in for services at our building. If you decide to get additional vaccines like Distemper or Bordetella, they must be updated at least 2 weeks before the start date of any service.
What is the Bordetella vaccine, and should you get it? (Kennel Cough)
The Bordetella vaccine is a non-core vaccine that is used to prevent “kennel cough” – a respiratory illness that can cause coughing, sneezing, hacking, gagging, and a runny nose. It’s extremely similar to a human cold, and dogs can show symptoms anywhere from 2-14 days after being exposed to another dog with symptoms. It is highly contagious and is transmitted through the air, so it is very easily spread in environments with multiple dogs. The HARD part about the Bordetella vaccine is that it only covers specific strains of respiratory illnesses, while there are many more than just what the vaccine covers that can cause your dog to have the same symptoms. So even though your dog might have the vaccine, they can still get sick with a similar respiratory illness. Additionally, vets recommend that this vaccine is boosted every 6-12 months as the effectiveness will wear off, so that’s another thing to keep in mind. Since the symptoms are comparable to a common cold and usually nothing serious, we don’t require dogs to be vaccinated with the Bordetella vaccine. We do ask that if any dogs are showing signs of illness, they are kept home until they are symptom free. As always, you can speak with your vet about the Bordetella vaccine and see what they recommend, or you can chat with us when you’re in next about it!
What are the normal hours for More for Your K9?
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
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Does More for Your K9 have a referral program?
Yes! When you refer a friend and your friend enrolls in a class or training program, you AND your friend both get a free private lesson or a NEW long line (15ft leash). For the referral to count, the friend who enrolls must say a specific name for the referral to count toward you.