What is "Kennel Cough"?
Trachea-bronchitis, or "kennel cough" is a contagious,
upper-respiratory disease which is spread by an airborne virus.
The main symptom is a gagging cough which lasts anywhere
from a few days to several weeks. Although this coughing is
very annoying, it does not usually develop into anything more
serious. However, just as with the common cold, it can progress
into pneumonia, and so it must be treated to avoid complications.
Does "Kennel Cough" occur only in kennels?
NO. Since these virus can be present anywhere, and can travel
for considerable distances through the air, it can affect any do...
Even one which never leaves its own back yard.
What is Parvovirus?
Parvovirus is a viral disease of dogs. It affects puppies much
more frequently than it affects adult dogs. The virus likes to
grow in rapidly dividing cells. The intestinal lining has the biggest
concentration of rapidly dividing cells in a puppy's body. The virus
attacks and kills these cells, causing diarrhea (often bloody),
depression and suppression of white blood cells -- which come
from another group of rapidly dividing cells. In very young puppies
it can infect the heart muscle and lead to "sudden" death.
How do I prevent the spread of Parvo?
The surest way to avoid Parvo infection in your dog is to adhere
to the recommended vaccination schedule which begins when
puppies are 6-8 weeks of age. Puppies should not be allowed to
socialize with other dogs or frequent areas where other dogs have
been until 2 weeks after they have had their last vaccination.
Immunization for Parvo is usually included in your dog's distemper
vaccine. This shot gives protection against several potentially
fatal canine diseases all at the same time.
Will my dog be mixed with any other dog?
Absolutely not. Each dog is given a large private run alongside other
Dogs while they can see, smell, and hear other guests, they can not
interact with them.
Additionally, each dog is given individual time in one of our four
fenced in grassy play areas. The amount of time each dog receives
varies depending on the number of guests staying with us.
I have more than one dog, can they stay together?
Yes. As long as your pets interact well together,
they can board and have play time together.
What should I bring for my dog?
To ensure the happiest stay possible, we encourage you to bring
your dogs food from home. We do not need you to bring any food or
water bowls, or anything else you are worried could be lost or damaged.
We also encourage you to bring comfort items from home. Their
bed, toys, treats, and clothing with your smell on it are all excellent.
What should I bring for Hideaway Kennels?
We require proof of vaccinations (DHLPP, Bordetella, and Rabies)
from your veterinarian or clinic.
What should I expect when I pick up?
Hideaway Kennels is like a Summer Camp for dogs. He or she might
seem more tired the first day home due to all the goings on at "Camp."
According to the AKC, it is not a good idea to feed or give your dog water
for at least four hours after returning home. Your dog will be very excited,
which can trigger food-gulping, vomiting, and diarrhea.
If your dog seems very thirsty, provide a few ice cubes
rather than water. Then let your dog calm down or rest.
Do I need a reservation?
Yes, for a normal weekend we usually have availability
in both run types. However, sometimes we unexpectedly book up.
For Holiday Weekends we recommend making a reservation at least
a month in advance (For example, Thanksgiving indoor reservations
can book up a month and a half before the holiday)