everything you want to know
Vaccines protect your pet from contagious diseases, this is important even if your pet is kept mostly indoors. Many contagious diseases are airborne and your pet could easily be exposed through an open window.
Even with disinfection and good cleaning protocols, boarding kennels, dog parks, and grooming salons are all areas where your pet is most likely to be exposed to contagious diseases.
It is important to keep in mind that vaccinations take a few days to a few weeks to become effective. This is why we recommend your pet get their vaccinations at least two weeks prior to boarding or daycare.
For their stay with us, your dog will need the following vaccines:
--Distemper,Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus (DHPP). Commonly called the "distemper shot," this combination vaccine actually protects against all four diseases.
--Rabies. Rabies virus can be fatal and all mammals, including humans, are susceptible to infection. Rabies vaccinations for dogs are required by law in most states.
--Bordetella (Commonly called "kennel Cough"). The bordetella virus causes an extremely contagious upper respiratory infection. It is easily spread at dog parks, groomers, boarding kennels, dog daycares, and dog shows. We do require the bordetella vaccination at least 7 days prior to them coming to Oneka.
Flea and tick prevention products that contain insect growth regulators(IGR) stops eggs and larvae from developing into adult fleas.
Your dog will be playing on grass. At least 95% of the flea population exists as eggs, larvae, and pupae that hide in carpets and yards while adult fleas make up only 1-5% of the flea population. Using flea control products doesn't only stop the problem, but it also helps to prevent an infestation from occurring.
Flea and tick prevention keeps your pet healthy. Your pet won't pick up tapeworms or have flea bites that cause itching and flea allergy dermatitis. In addition, you can help prevent diseases that fleas and ticks carry suck as Lyme Disease and Tick Paralysis.
Dogs play with their mouths. We take many precautions, but injuries do still happen from time to time.
Paws. Dogs at daycare are running on hard surfaces all day. Pads get torn, toenails get snagged, and joints can get sore. We do pad checks multiple times a day. Sometimes a dog won't show signs of paw injury until they get home and settle down.
Ears. Ears can get nipped during play; ear injuries bleed, making them look a lot worse than they are.
Eyes. Swimming can also cause "goopy" eyes. Sometimes an eye get scratched during play too.
First Aid. Our staff is not only trained in dog behavior, they are also trained in first aid. If an injury occurs we'll treat your dog promptly and call you right away.
Pool. Our pool is very fun for the dogs, but there are sometimes injuries that occur from playing in the pool. Commonly we see matted fur, ear infections, goopy eyes, torn pads, and hot spots as a result of swimming in the pool.
If you have a very active dog these problems are more likely to happen. we check dogs for play injuries multiple times during the day and we will continue to do our very best to catch these issues before they become serious.
Some dogs do not enjoy the big pool. for those dogs we have sprinklers and small wading pools. And, for the dogs who don't enjoy water at all, we have plenty of dry land. No dog is ever forced to get in the water
Temperature. We Monitor Temperatures constantly to assure dogs are not becoming overheated. We will move playtime indoors as necessary. If your dog is at risk of overheating, they may be kenneled in order to slow down and cool off.
Don't over pack. We recommend you bring something that smells like home; a bed, blanket, or t-shirt are good ideas. Toys are best left at home; dogs don't always like to share, and toys are easily lost.
As much as you love trying new foods, your dog might like to have their usual dinner. Bring enough food for your dog's entire stay and make sure it is packaged and labeled clearly so we know when and how much to feed. Of course, we can supply your dog with food if you choose not to bring any from home.
Due to choking hazards, raw hide is not allowed at Oneka Pet Resort.
Your dog may be anxious. Sometimes dogs don't eat as much when they are away from home. Sometimes they get an upset tummy. We do everything we can to make them comfortable. They will get plenty of exercise. We play soft music for them at night to help them relax. we also have pheromone spray that can help relax your dog; if you think your dog would benefit from this, let us know and we'll take care of it with their turn down service at the end of each day.
We have a luxury suite that is quieter and more like home, ask about reserving this for your anxious pup.
Snow and Ice. Ice buildup can be difficult to control in the winter. We keep the play areas as free of ice as possible by shoveling and chipping when needed. We will use sand in some cases but are unable to use salt due to the safety risk to the pets. Since we can't always remove all ice, there is a risk of pads getting injured. We will continue to do our very best to catch these issues before they become serious.
Temperature. We monitor temperatures constantly to assure dogs are staying warm. We rotate between indoor and outdoor play when the weather is cold. If your dog is not able to stay warm, they become serious.