Feline Boarding Requirements
Due to our commitment to the safety of your companions whom you have entrusted with us, we have strict requirements to board your cat. Along with taking pride in our care of your pets, we are also affiliated with East Shore Veterinary Hospital; which fulfills the high expectations of the American Animal Hospital Association and is fully accredited by them.
All documentation for boarding requirements must be presented on Veterinary letterhead indicating the date services were provided, not when they are due. We will then create a medical file and keep your information in our confidential medical records. Boarding pets must be at least 4 months old and must have completed their vaccine series and be in compliance with AAFP protocol. We encourage clients to have all documentation in order prior to bringing your pet in for boarding. We require documentation that your feline is up to date on the following vaccines:
FVRCP (feline 'distemper'), given either yearly or every three years
Rabies, given either yearly or every three years
All vaccines must be administered in compliance with AAHA vaccination protocols.
Along with the proper vaccines, we also require proof of:
A negative fecal exam in the last 6 months (no ova or parasites seen), tested by an outside lab such as Idexx or Antech
Veterinary approved monthly flea prevention - Frontline Plus, Revolution, Advantage
Any medication your dog takes while boarding will be administered by our trained medical staff. There is a $4 charge for each time medications are given that day. For example, if your pet gets pills A, B, and C in the morning and only C in the evening, you will only be charged $8 to administer that medication for that day. All medication must be presented in their original bottle.
Pets with chronic and stable illness can stay with us, and pets with unstable diseases can only be considered for boarding after a physical exam by one of our doctors and may incur additional charges if there is a need for an increased level of care.
A small number of pets may require a daily special handling charge of $10. This is applied to aggressive pets, pets needing additional assistance or care, and other certain situations. You will be notified if this may apply to your pet. Diabetic pets will also incur additional charges. These pets are boarded under doctor supervision.
Pets must be free from acute illness and cannot be boarded with a cough, discharge from the eyes or nose, vomiting, diarrhea, or other signs of illness. If you have any questions or concerns about your pet's health, please notify our medical staff.
Any animal left more than five days past the agreed pick-up date will be considered abandoned. In accordance with the Connecticut statutes regarding abandoned animals, a letter will be sent to the last known address of the owner. Ten days after receiving the letter, the animal will be turned over to an animal rescue group, and the owner will be responsible for all charges incurred during this process.
Remember, all requirements are for the safety and health of your pets and the other pets boarding with us.