I need to board my dog quickly, do I need to rush to the vet and get a bordetella vaccine?
Please don't. We feel it is completely your decision to get a bordetella (Kennel cough/Canine cough vaccine) and for this reason we do not require it. The reason we don't is because it only protects against a couple strains of the virus and there are dozens! Therefore we would much rather you didn't stress your dogs immune system before changing their environment by boarding as this will cause a higher risk of illness. It also takes 2 weeks just to build immunity and so by getting it right before boarding, will not benefit them in anyway. Lastly, it is a live virus and can shed to other dogs for some time after getting the vaccine so it is a higher risk to us, for you to get it - than not get it at all.