Quakers Hill Veterinary Hospital

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Boarding Advice

Going on holidays soon?

Before considering whether to board your pet please check their vaccination records to make sure they have been vaccinated within the past 12 months. It is important that your dog is covered for Kennel Cough (called a C5) whilst a cat needs to be at least protected against the feline flu viruses (F3, F4, F5 or F6). If your pet is due for a booster vaccination make sure this is done well ahead of the boarding period.


When choosing a boarding facility, there are a number of factors to consider, such as:

  • How big are individual kennels?
  • Is there any natural light?
  • Will your pet have access to a run during the day?
  • How many kennels are there in the complex? Fewer kennels may mean a quieter, calmer stay.
  • Do the kennels smell bad? If so, this can indicate poor hygiene or ventilation problems.
  • Are the staff/owners welcoming, friendly and polite?
  • Did they require proof of vaccination? Vaccination is a legal requirement to help prevent the spread of disease.
  • Are there signs of overbooking or overcrowding?
  • Do they provide food or can you provide your own pet’s specific diet?
  • Can they medicate dogs if required?
  • Which veterinarian do they use in an emergency?

You will need to inform the boarding facility of any health problems your pet may have had or is prone to. If medication is to be administered you should let them know at time of booking. Write down the dose, frequency and name of medication. If on long term medication, please ensure you bring along extra just in case.  Please provide the boarding facility with our details in the event that your pet needs veterinary attention in your absence.

An ideal boarding facility for your pet has a relaxed, calm atmosphere, created by having fewer kennels/animals, a design that minimises stress and allows maintenance of a high standard of hygiene.

 


Contact List for Boarding Kennels and Catteries

 

Acacia Lodge Boarding Kennels               Sydney Pet Resort                     Calabash Kennels & Cattery

               Dogs Only                                             Dogs Only                                         Cats and Dogs

 204 Carrington Rd, Londonderry                   300 Reynolds Rd                                   27 Calabash Rd

              4572 5412                                            Londonderry                                           Arcadia

            0417 209206                                         0422 647754                                         9655 1624

   info@acacialodge.com.au                  Daycare, grooming & boarding            info@calabashkennels.com.au                                                   

    www.acacialodge.com.au                                                      

 

          Meadow Mist                            Leaps and Bounds Home Pet Care             Pet Resorts Australia

          Cats and Dogs                                 Mainly Cats (has cattery)                               425 Galston Rd

        59 Dromana Rd                                        Old Pitt Town Rd                                            Dural

         Marsden Park                                                Box Hill                                                 9561 1747

         9627 2395                                                0407 242772

www.meadowmist.com.au

 

 Aristocat Boarding Cattery                          Glenhaven Cattery                                  Puss & Boots

           Cats Only                                                    Cats Only                                               Cats Only

   174 Annangrove Rd                                     156 Glenhaven Rd                                 664 Old Northern Rd

         Annangrove                                                 Glenhaven                                                Dural

         9654 1041                                                   9899 5884                                              9651 1401

 

 Sleepy Haven Cattery

  159 Annangrove Rd

       Annangrove

        9654 1448

 

An attractive alternative to boarding kennels is Pet Sitting Services. Not only does it allow your pet(s) to stay in its familiar safe home environment, it gives security as mail is collected, bins are put out and people are seen entering & leaving your premises. A local qualified veterinary nurse runs such a service. Her contact is:

Julie McGlinn  0411 669462

 

 

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