Safety

Here at K-9 Kingdom, we always want what’s best for your dog. This open structure isn’t the best fit for every dog. Understanding our procedures here will help you make the best decision for the health of your pet.

Health Dashboard

Number of illness cases
reported to K9K
Bordetella (Kennel Cough)Canine Papilloma VirusOther
In the last 3 days000
In the last 7 days000
In the last 1 month000
In the last 6 months000
In the last 12 months520
The count of cases will only appear in 1 box so that you can see recency. Last updated: 5/20/2024.

What to know about a mysterious dog respiratory illness

Nov. 21, 2023, 2:24 PM EST / Updated Nov. 27, 2023, 5:15 PM EST

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/mystery-dog-illness-respiratory-what-know-rcna125992

Itโ€™s smaller than a normal bacterium in its size and in the size of its genome. Long story short, itโ€™s a weird bacterium that can be tough to find and sequence.

Dr. David Needle, pathology section chief at the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture at the University of New Hampshire

Vaccines Required at K-9 Kingdom

Rabies
Bordetella
Distemper/Hepatitis/
Parainfluenza/Parvovirus (DHPP or DAPP)
Leptospirosis (L)
Required preventatives:
Year-round Heartworm
Year-round Flea
Annual fecal sample
Suggested vaccinations:
Canine Influenza
Coronavirus
Lyme Disease

Cleaning Procedures

During the day, the floors are vacuumed and mopped with bleach water. Fecal matter is bagged throughout the day and hosed with water in the outdoor area.

Once a week, all spaces are cleaned with a Quaternary Disinfectant Cleaner that kills bacteria, fungi, mildew, and viruses including, but not limited to, Canine distemper Virus, Rabies Virus, Adenovirus, Hepatitis Virus, Coronavirus, RSV, and Bordetella bronchiseptica.

When we get a call reporting an illness, we quat clean all indoor spaces and beds that evening to ensure our physical facility isn’t hosting germs. We alert dog owner’s to potential exposure by sending home an information sheet.

Water Bowl Procedures

There are three or more communal water bowls throughout our daycare. They are emptied and refilled several times; and scrubbed with soap or bleached three times a day.

Feeding Procedures

Each family unit is fed individually in our feed room. If there’s only 1 dog in the family, that dog will be fed by themselves. If dogs have siblings, they will come back together.

After feeding, each stainless steel bowl is hand-washed after every feeding. For dogs that need to use slow-feeders, those dishes are also hand-washed after every feeding.

What happens if a dog starts to show symptoms of illness while at K-9 Kingdom?

If the dog is attending Daycare, we contact the family via phone call or text. Sometimes we send a picture, if we think it’s something that is easier to see. We move the dog into a separate room, typically our grooming room, until the family can pickup the dog.

If the dog is boarding with us, we contact the family via phone call or text. We temporarily move the dog into a separate room, typically our grooming room; then we move the dog to a quarantine spot at K-9 Kingdom owner’s residence. At the residence, her husband works from home, so the dog can be monitored 24 hours a day, just like at K-9 Kingdom. If the family has someone in town that they would prefer to take care of their dog, we will work with them to make that transfer.

If the dog needs to go to the vet, we prefer to work with the customer’s vet because they have the dog’s medical records; K-9 Kingdom will handle transporting the dog to/from the vet, customer is responsible for paying the vet’s charges.