Recently, we have been asked why we do not allow communal playtime. To answer this question, it's just a matter of safety and health. Group playtime can be hectic and too many different personalities can cause conflict. We prefer to give each individual pup the attention they deserve. We also do not have gravel in our play area as some pups like to eat.
Kennel Cough is an airborne and highly contagious upper respiratory disease. It can effect strong, healthy adult dogs but preys on the elderly and very young. Some cases are mild but many if left untreated can become life threatening.
Since Kennel Cough is airborne and contagious there are questions you must ask your boarding kennel. Be on the lookout for the following and make sure your facility guards against:
With all of these parameters in mind, always check with your veterinarian for a referral. They will know, as they have treated cases of Kennel Cough, who has a safe facility. Don’t mistake fancy kennels with all the bells and whistles for good care. Look for kennels with long time staff who will get to know your dogs habits and therefore be able to detect any change in health or behavior leading to illness,