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26th May 2008, 04:01 PM
I have to put Prince and Lucy into kennels for a few days when I am getting married, I just wanted to check how long bofore I put them in should I get the kennel cough done? Also, the woman told me to make sure all shots are up to date, now I know there was a debate about the booster every year or every 3 years, which would a kennel go by because I would like to leave it to every 3 years, would that be ok???

26th May 2008, 04:03 PM
When I worked in kennels we asked owners to get it done at least 2 weeks before the dogs came into us.

26th May 2008, 04:09 PM
Oh really, I better get a move on, I only have 5 weeks to go!!

Cleo's Person
26th May 2008, 04:16 PM
I was at the vets with Cleo about a month ago, and I also intend putting her in kennels for a few days while we get married in December. I asked the vet about the Kennel Cough vaccine and he said if I gave it to her now, she would be covered for December, so that's what I did. When next you're at the vets it might be a good idea to get it and then you'll be sorted.

Ooh you beat me to the posting Sue! 5 weeks how exciting!!! Hope all the organising is going well.

26th May 2008, 04:23 PM
Oh really, I better get a move on, I only have 5 weeks to go!!

Oh - you're a few weeks ahead of me, our weddings 12 weeks away!! How are the nerves?

26th May 2008, 04:25 PM
The nerves are fine funnily enough, I think I am actually too calm, I havent even got the cake ordered yet!!!!

26th May 2008, 05:20 PM
Oh really! I'm the opposite - I have everything but the flowers sorted! I have a woman who looks after dogs in her house looking after Sparks & Cass over the weekend of the wedding - then my parents & a couple of my friends are having a nice holiday here & looking after the dogs for me - I'm sooooo lucky to have them!

We ordered our cake from the place where Nicky from Westlife got his! Cakes & Co in Blackrock - they're sooooo nice there!

27th May 2008, 01:42 AM
seriously i am going to have my dogs at the wedding. they are going to be the flower boy and ring boy

27th May 2008, 10:36 AM
On vaccinations -- all the places I board or kennel the dogs accept a three year vax schedule. If anyone didn't, I would have them talk to my vets and give them the recommendations off the UC Davis vet School site, which is probably the world's leading vet school. If they still had problems I would just switch to a kennel that doesn't have a problem and I'd explain politely why.

Generally a dog needs the KC vax at least 5 days before but better not to run it really close to when the dog is going in..

27th May 2008, 03:41 PM
Thanks Karlin, thats good to know!

27th May 2008, 03:47 PM
guys ur weddings are getting close now!! I was not nervous til the week of the wedding!! I got the kc the week before the wedding and when my aunt died last month they went in as we had alot going on and the KC still covered them!!

Best of luck with ur plans!!

27th May 2008, 03:50 PM
Thank you :razz: I am really looking forward to it, we are doing the lot in the hotel, so it should be nice

27th May 2008, 03:52 PM
i hope everything goes as planned for u!!