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What Shots do Dogs Need for Boarding?

What Shots do Dogs Need for Boarding?

Are you planning to board your dog? Your furry friend will need certain vaccinations that are required to board. Today, our vets in Marina del Rey explain the shots your dog needs for boarding. 

Vaccine Requirements

A puppy must be at least 10 weeks old before attending doggy daycare or boarding. In addition, they need to receive several vaccinations. Before you bring in your puppy, let's talk about these vaccinations so you're prepared. While not all vaccinations are legally mandated in every state, the Marina del Rey team strongly encourages all pet owners to get their cats and dogs vaccinated. 

Distemper Vaccinations

Puppies should receive the Distemper vaccinations around 10 weeks of age. Vaccination against Distemper should be given annually to your dog for one to three years as he or she grows. 

Bordetella Vaccinations

For puppies over 10 weeks of age, getting a Bordetella vaccination is crucial every 12 months. Your veterinarian might not automatically recommend this, so be sure to ask for it during your next visit to prevent kennel cough.  


Before your dog can go to a dog daycare or boarding facility, they must be vaccinated against Rabies. It can be administered liberally between every year or every three years.

Canine Influenza And Leptospirosis

Dogs boarding at boarding facilities will also need vaccines for canine influenza and leptospirosis. It is required to administer shots several days in advance of the planned initial boarding date. Make sure to bring your records to prove your dog has been vaccinated. Before going to a boarding facility, a dog must also be flea and tick-free.

Remember, while not all states legally mandate these vaccinations, it's strongly recommended by the Marina del Rey. If your dog is due for their vaccinations, call us today to book an appointment.

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