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Requirements

All dogs visiting Strawberry Hill Groom & Board must be up to date on their rabies, distemper and bordatella vaccines along with a fecal testing every 6 months. These requirements can be taken care of at Strawberry Hill Animal Hospital or at your preferred veterinary practice. If your pet has not yet been vaccinated or is overdue, we recommend visiting your vet at least two weeks prior to your scheduled grooming and boarding date with us. Although we can take care of these requirements the day of, ideally vaccines are given ahead of time to provide maximum immunity for your pet. We also ask that you bring in a fecal sample 1-2 days before your pet’s appointment so we have the results by the time they’re staying with us.


Just like children must get certain vaccines before going to school, dogs must get certain vaccines before going to grooming and boarding facilities. Dogs staying with us are exposed to other dogs since they are kept in the same areas and walked in the same yard as other boarding and grooming patients. Though we clean up thoroughly and maintain a safe environment for your pets, it is still important to take precautions through vaccinations and fecal analysis.


Rabies:

The rabies vaccine is required by law, so many dog owners are already familiar with the disease and the importance of protecting against it. Here is an article with more information on rabies - Veterinary Partner: Rabies


Distemper:

Distemper is also a core vaccine recommended for all dogs by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). It is usually combined with other vaccines like parvovirus, parainfluenza, adenovirus, leptospirosis and sometimes the coronavirus. Here’s an article with more information on distemper: Veterinary Partner: Distemper


Bordetella

Though Bordatella is classified as a non-core vaccine by AAHA, since dogs do go outside for walks, groomings, vet visits, etc, most veterinarians recommend this vaccination. Bordatella provides protection against “kennel cough”. Here is an article with more information on kennel cough - Veterinary Partner: Kennel Cough


For information on vaccines in general, here's an article - Veterinary Partner: Vaccine FAQ and General Information


Fecal Exams

Regular fecal analysis is important for dogs because many intestinal parasites are not easily detected otherwise. Dogs can pick up intestinal parasites from many different sources including other pets, soil, standing water or even house flies landing on their food. Many of these parasites, including roundworm, hookworm, tapeworm, and giardia, also pose a threat to people as well. It is important to know whether or not your pet is infected with an intestinal parasite so necessary precautions can be taken. Here are some articles on a few of the parasites (that can also infect people) a fecal analysis tests for.

Here are some sources on parasites and zoonotics (parasites or disease that can infect both animals and humans) -

We know that these requirements may cause some inconvenience, but we hope you understand that we are recommending what we believe is best for our patients and clients. Please do not hestitate to contact us with any questions or to give us your opinion.