Kenosha Animal Hospital

6223 39th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53142


KAH Boarding Policies & Procedures

Publish Date: 10/3/2018 1:19 PM

The following are our kennel policies and procedures:

  1. All dogs and cats are walked and/or played with/held a minimum of three times per day by staff members to ensure warm and caring human contact.

  2. All kennels are cleaned at least twice a day – including sanitizing, change of towels/blankets, fresh food and water, litter boxes, etc.

  3. All boarding pets are monitored continually throughout the day by our caring staff.  Staff members monitor all body functions and are trained to alert the veterinary team for any potential issues such as poor appetite, depression, lethargy, skin irritations, eye or other abnormal health problems should arise while in our care.

  4. Should your pet become ill while boarding, Kenosha Animal Hospital reserves the right to treat your pet as authorized by you at admittance.  Boarding can be stressful for some pets and sometimes illnesses may develop.  By entrusting the health of your pet to us, we consider treatment our responsibility in your absence.  If you provide an emergency contact number we will make every attempt to contact you prior to any treatment.

  5. We are happy to care for convalescing pets or pets on medication at a minimal charge assessed daily.

  6. For dogs who are boarding longer than two days, Kenosha Animal Hospital highly recommends a BATH prior to pick up.  Any boarding pet in containment for even short periods of time tends to soil faster.  You and your pet will be much happier at pickup after a bath!

  7. Please keep in mind that pets, like humans, need time to adjust to boarding “vacations” both during and following boarding.  If your pet’s behavior is abnormal at pickup or when he/she returns home – do not hesitate to contact us.


In order to protect the health of your pet and ensure the health of other hospitalized or boarding pets we require that any pet boarding with us be spayed or neutered. We cannot accept any pets into our boarding facility who are exhibiting potentially contagious symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, nasal or eye discharge, vomiting or diarrhea. We do not board pets under 6 months of age. All pets who board with us are required to be spayed or neutered if they are over 7 months of age. We require the following vaccines and tests are up to date:

The following vaccines are required 2 (two) weeks prior to boarding appointment!



DHPP (distemper/hepatitis, parvovirus/parainfluenza)

FVRCP/Upper Respiratory Series



Bordetella (kennel cough)

(if this is the pet’s first time receiving this vaccine)

FELV vaccine or test negative in the past year (for outdoor or indoor/outdoor cats - does not apply to indoor only cats)

Stool Exam (must be negative for intestinal parasites within the past 12 months. If the pet has had a positive fecal sample in the last 6 months it must be retested within 30 days prior to boarding)

Stool Exam (must be negative for intestinal parasites within the past 12 months. If the pet has had a positive fecal sample in the last 6 months it must be retested within 30 days prior to boarding)

Parastar/Simparica (within last 30 days) or Bravecto (within last 90 days) for flea/tick prevention

Revolution, Easy Spot or Frontline Plus applied in last 30 days no matter the season

Canine Influenza H3N2 (1st and 2nd boosters if this is the pet’s first time receiving this vaccine / otherwise annually) WE NO LONGER REQUIRE THE H3N8 FLU VACCINE

Leptosporosis vaccine (unless pet has had an adverse reaction to the vaccination)

Current Heartworm test (yearly)

Current Heartworm / Intestinal Parasite Protection

*We ask that your pet does not visit any doggy day care centers, dog parks, pet stores groomers or other places where they would have the potential of being exposed to a virus for at least two (2) weeks prior to their boarding stay with us.

At admittance, please take the time to help us complete the boarding admitting form that records any past or current health problems, behavioral concerns or current treatments.  By knowing all we can about your pets behavior and home routines we can make your pets stay with us as stress free and pleasant as possible!

Many clients enjoy calling us during vacations and out-of-town trips.  Feel free to give us a call and we will give you an update on how your pet is doing!


All medications that your pet will need during his/her stay with us need to be brought with you. Be sure you include the specific instructions and information regarding the medication. Also mark your medications and accessories with the pet's name and your last name. It is a good idea to include some extra medication in the event your trip is delayed. Also, inform us as to the pet’s condition/medical problem.


We serve a high quality dry food for gastrointestinal health. However, we will be happy to furnish your pet with their normal food/diet if you would please provide the following:

  • Put food in individual serving size packages

  • Label each package with

    • Pet’s name

    • Last name

    • Complete feeding instructions

  • Include extra food servings (in the event that your trip is delayed)


You are welcome to bring your pet’s favorite toy but if you are concerned about your pet's toys being lost, we suggest that you don’t bring them along.


We provide bedding for every pet:

  • Dogs receive a Kuranda pet bed (elevated bed) and blankets

  • Cats receive a kitty bed / blankets

We encourage owners to not bring in any bedding for pets as we have plenty of beds here and we cannot guarantee that yours will come back and if so, in one piece. If you bring a pet’s bedding with you, we require the following:

  • It must be SAFE for the pet

  • It must be WASHABLE and withstand disinfectant

  • It must have the PET’S NAME on it

  • You must not be upset if you don’t get it back