BOARDING AND BATHING SERVICES
At Northwest Veterinary Hospital, we will take care of your pet's needs as if they were our own. We want them to have a happy and comfortable stay in our hospital. Our staff is trained to report any problems to the veterinarians. This is a big advantage over the average boarding kennel.
What we provide:
High quality food specifically designed to be easy on the intestines under stress
Bedding and a litterbox
Trained staff can easily give medications, including injections
No extra cost for special food or treats
Three walks for dogs each weekday in a spacious outside run, two walks on weekends and holidays
Attentive staff with who document every pet's appetite, medications, stool, and any problems.
15% Discount for boarding fees if over 14 days
Free clean-up bath for dogs staying over 7 night
What you provide:
An emergency phone number for you, or someone we can call in case of a problem
Your pet's vaccine history or authorization to do the vaccines while your pet is here
Any special food
Medications with instructions
Vaccines and Services requirements
Dogs need to be current on Rabies, Canine Distemper, Parvo, and Bordetella (Kennel Cough) vaccinations, as well as have a current fecal test.
Cats need to have a current Rabies vaccine, as well as an FVRCP (Feline Distemper) vaccine.
When you are planning to board your pet, please consider that holidays and spring break are all busy times in the kennel, and our facilities fill up fast. It is important to get your pets' reservations taken care of as early as possible.
For our boarding form, click on Boarding Form. Only the top half needs to be filled out. The bottom portion will be filled out by our staff at your arrival.
Although even with the best of care, boarding can be stressful because your pet is in a new environment; we find that pets that have never boarded before become quickly adjusted to the daily routine of our caretakers, and that relaxes them. If any problem such as decreased appetite, loose stool or vomiting occurs, our caretakers will notify a staff veterinarian. Treatment may be necessary, so we will call you or the emergency phone number you have left us so you can be fully informed.
Our boarding dogs enjoy Purina EN Gastrenteric dog food.
- High digestibility
- Moderate fat
- Source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids
- Low fiber
- Increased antioxidant vitamins E & C
- Added Zinc
For cats, we feed IAMS Intestinal Plus Low Residue food. This cat food:
- Manages gastrointestinal health
- Meets AAFCO nutritional standards for adult maintenance
- Helps promote healthy teeth
- Slows tartar buildup
BATHING AND TOE NAIL TRIMS
It's easy! Just call us for an appojtment to drop off your dog for bathing Mondays through Fridays. The fee depends on the size of your dog. Toe nail trims are also popular with our clients. After putting protective eye drops in their eyes, dogs are bathed in a mild, non-drying shampoo, dried, then brushed out. We can also use your shampoo at no extra charge. They will get their normal scheduled walks so you have a clean and happy pup to pick up between 5 .m. and 5:30 p.m.
If you use a topical flea or heartwrom such as Frontline or Revolution, remember to wait 48 hours after the bath before applying it for full effectiveness.