Please remember to bring your dog’s vaccination certificate with you when your dog is brought in for his holiday with us.


bailey in sunshine at longford dog kennelsParvovirus

Of all these diseases, Parvovirus constitutes the main threat, causing an often fatal gastroenteritis. The virus is widespread and can live on footpaths and in soil for several years.


Distemper is less common and causes a range of symptoms including respiratory and nervous system disease.

Infectious Canine Hepatitis

This virus causes liver inflammation which can lead to irreversible liver failure.


This bacterial organism can be commonly contracted from the environment, especially around waterways and areas exposed to rat urine.

Certain Respiratory Diseases

Several infectious organisms are capable of causing respiratory disease in the dog. . Vaccination offers protection against viral respiratory pathogens.


Coronavirus is one cause of infectious diarrhoea in dogs. This infection is prevalent in the canine population and can cause serious illness especially in puppies.

Kennel Cough Intra-nasal

Kennel Cough vaccination confers immunity to one of the organisms responsible for ‘Kennel Cough’, the bacterium Bordatella Bronchiseptica. Vaccination is recommended at least a week prior to entering kennels.

missy the cat at longford catteryCats

Enteritis and Influenza (cat flu) both of which are highly contagious diseases.

If your cat has not been vaccinated before he or she must have an initial vaccine followed by a booster approximately three to four weeks later.

Following this, a booster is required annually.