Helga’s pet resort

Frequently Asked Questions

What vaccinations does my cat need before it can be boarded at a cattery?
While there are a range of vaccinations your kitten or cat can have, it is recommended for maximum protection that they receive an F6 vaccination. This protects them from feline calci-virus, herpes virus, chlamydia, immunodeficiency, enteritis virus and leukaemia. We will accept a minimum of an F3 vaccination at our cattery, which covers feline enteritis virus, calci-virus and rhinotracheitis.

– F3 or F6 first vaccination: 6-8 weeks, then 10-12 weeks and 14-16 weeks. A booster shot needs to be repeated annually for your cat’s health.

What vaccinations are required before my dog can stay at a kennel?
The recommendation for puppies and dogs is that they are given a minimum of a C5 or a C6 vaccination. A C5 vaccination will stop your dog becoming infected with parvovirus, hepatitis, distemper, bordatella and parainfluenza (C6 includes leptospirosis). A heartworm injection should also be administered at the same time as the C5 or C6.

At our kennel we accept a C5 vaccination which covers- distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, parainfluenza and bordatella. – C5 (or C6) first vaccination: 6-8 weeks, then 10-12 weeks and 14-16 weeks. A booster shot should be repeated annually for your dog’s protection along with a heartworm injection.

My cat is a bit temperamental around other cats and dogs, will this be a problem while staying at your pet resort?
While staying at our resort cats have their own individual area and are kept separate for their own safety from other cats and dogs.
I’m worried that my small dog might be scared around other large dogs, is there anything you can do at your kennel to avoid this issue?
While small dogs are allowed to socialise together at our resort, they are never allowed to mix with the larger dogs for their own safety. If your small dog is timid or aggressive we are happy to isolate them from all of the other dogs if it will make them more comfortable.