Although we do not have a required minimum incubation period between the time vaccines are given and the beginning of your reservation, we strongly recommend getting any vaccines done at least 10–14 days prior to arrival at our facility. This gives the vaccine time to reach its full effectiveness to protect against illness.
|*Rabies vaccination is only required for dogs 16 weeks or older.
†Rabies vaccination is required only for some types of exotics, such as ferrets
A deadly disease caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system, usually spread by a bite from a rabid animal. Rabies vaccination is required by law (for dogs 16 weeks or older) the safety of our employees and other animals staying at Stone Mountain Pet Lodge.
A bacterial infection typically caused by Bordetella bronchiseptica and two viruses called Parainfluenza virus and Adenovirus. The airborne organisms are inhaled by a susceptible dog and attach to the lining of the trachea and upper airway passages. Due to the airborne nature of this disease, neighboring dogs boarded at Stone Mountain Pet Lodge are susceptible to the disease. Also known as Canine Cough or Kennel Cough. "Let's Talk About Canine Cough" Article by Pet Care Services (836 KB)
Please note that many veterinarians administer Bordetella only upon request.
DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvo)
A highly contagious disease caused by a virus that attacks the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems of dogs, usually spread through airborne exposure to the virus contained in respiratory secretions of an infected dog. Due to the airborne nature of this disease, neighboring dogs boarded at Stone Mountain Pet Lodge are susceptible to the disease. Also known as Canine Distemper.
FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia)
A highly contagious viral disease caused by the feline parvovirus, usually spread when cats come into contact with the blood, urine, fecal matter, nasal secretions, and even fleas from other infected cats. A cat can become infected without ever coming into direct contact with an infected cat. Because this disease is easily transmittable and cats are in relatively close quarters, this immunization is required. Also known as Feline Distemper.