At Cedarmount, we do not have facilities to board animals. We are fortunate, however, to have an excellent working relationship with several first class kennels and catteries in the area. We know that animals entrusted to their care are looked after very well. Each and every one will be presented for veterinary attention if he/she is unwell in any way.
We strongly recommend that all dogs and cats are fully vaccinated, and have received their annual boosters up to date before entering any kennel/cattery.
For those who prefer to leave their animals in their own homes, there are some very reliable pet sitting services. Pet sitting and dog walking services have grown in popularity over the years, and in Bangor we are fortunate to have a number of good choices.
All good boarding facilities insist that their vaccination policy is enforced. For dogs, this usually means an additional requirement for a Kennel Cough Vaccination. Once the vaccine is administered, immunity to infection can be as short as three days, but for maximum benefit we would prefer it given at least two weeks in advance of entry to kennels. Please note some kennels have a policy whereby dogs will not be admitted if vaccines have been administered very recently - please check with your chosen kennel before having us give a vaccine.
These days we have a new, broader spectrum, vaccine which induces immunity for 12 months, and therefore we more often than not give this along with the annual booster vaccination, thus saving you time and money as we discount the Kennel Cough vaccine by 20% when it is given at the same time as the booster. Members of our Pet Health Club of course can have this vaccine at no extra charge as part of their routine shots.
We now stock a new product for the doggy who finds kennelling a bit stressful. Please ask for details of this innovative development – it can calm your dog without sedation, facilitating a less anxious stay.