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Resort Health Requirements

For Adult Dogs

Required Annual or 3-Year Vaccines:

  • Rabies
  • DAPP (Distemper, Adenovirus (canine hepatitis), Parvovirus, & Parainfluenza)
  • Leptospirosis vaccine
  • Bordetella (Canine Cough)

We recommend that all vaccines are given a minimum of 72 hours before participating in grooming, daycare or boarding.


  • Flea and Tick Preventative
  • Heartworm Preventative

Required Annual Testing:

  • Intestinal Parasite Screening

Puppies must be on schedule for their vaccine series and require a Negative Giardia ELISA Test:

  • Puppies 13 months of age or younger

Float/Direct not sufficient replacement for Giardia ELISA Test. Learn more about Giardia here!

For Cats

Required Annual or 3-Year Vaccines:

  • Rabies
  • FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia)
  • Male cats must be neutered by age 5 months

Kittens must be on schedule for their vaccine series


  • Must be current on flea preventative or must be free of fleas.

For Exotic Pet Boarding

For Ferrets

Required Annual Vaccines:

  • Rabies
  • Distemper ( Ferrets are highly susceptible to canine distemper, and the disease proves fatal for virtually all of the ferrets that contract it)

For Rabbits

Required Annual Vaccines:

  • RHDV (Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease)

Outside of BloomingPaws Vet Clinic, exotic pets can visit on a case-by-case basis.

Please provide proof of vaccinations or schedule an appointment with your veterinarian in advance of your visit.

Pets with expired vaccines, diarrhea, vomiting, injury, respiratory illness symptoms or other symptoms of a contagious nature will not be admitted to BloomingPaws, LLC. Pets with pre-existing conditions, such as seizures, any organ disease, hip dysplasia, recent surgery, etc., will be required to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian prior to boarding and may be required to sign a Special Needs Boarding Form. It is important for those pets and pet parents to meet our veterinarian.

It is common to find problems or potential problems in apparently healthy pets upon in-take inspections, such as ear infections, small wounds/hot spots or parasites. A member of our staff will contact you if we notice any potential issues.

Any pets that display communicable diseases or parasites (e.g. coughing, sneezing, eye discharge, intestinal parasites, diarrhea, fleas, etc.) after arriving will be isolated from all other pets. Pet parents will be contacted in the event their pet is isolated. If approved by the pet parent, our veterinarian can examine the pet to recommend the best course of action.

Special handling fees may apply if your pet needs to remain isolated.