Quarantine

By: Qualified Pet  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Dogs, Cats, Pet Services

In 1995 Qualified Pet Services Kennels & Cattery became the first MAF – (N.Z. Government) approved quarantine facility for both cats and dogs, and today we continue to be the leaders in cat and dog quarantine in N.Z.We have 36 individual kennels for dogs (28 single and 8 double). All kennels are indoors and all have attached under cover runs. Our kennels are built to MAF requirements using concrete for hygiene and safety. Concrete flooring enables staff to see if a dog has a problem with toilet functions. (blood in urine or diarrhoea). This has proven to be very helpful.

A diary is kept outside each kennel and is filled out twice daily, noting each dog’s eating habits and toilet functions, as well as any medications given.

Throughout the day, music is playing in the kennels, with staff checking in on each animal to see that they have plenty of water and to give them a friendly pat! The dogs also receive weekly checkups from MAF during their stay in our quarantine kennels.

Beds and bedding are provided when dogs arrive, so they have a cosy homely feeling, and can snuggle down after their long journey.

We cater for the care of elderly or timid dogs, bitches in season, special diets and any medications required. We ask that you give us plenty of notice to arrange special diets and/or medications as these may not be available in N.Z. and we will need to find the closest alternatives for you.

In addition to the N.Z. MAF Import Requirements, all dogs must be up to date with their annual vaccinations (no more than 1 year and no less than 14 days prior to their arrival in N.Z.).Vaccinations we require are:Parvovirus, Distemper, Hepatitis, Adenovirus 2, Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis and Bordetella.The total care of your dog(s) is our prime concern. There is a vet. clinic on site to ensure access to specialized care., and vets are available 24 hours, 7 days a week.Owners are welcome to visit their dog(s) and spend time helping them relax in our friendly environment. You can bring small amounts of bedding, toys and treats to make them feel at home. Please do not bring any tennis balls or anything smaller due to the possibility of choking.
To comply with MAF quarantine regulations, we will ask to see some photo I. D. (passport/drivers license), and ask you to fill out a visitors book, which lists the rules that must be observed at Qualified Pet Services.

If you arrive in N.Z. before your dog(s), you are welcome to inspect our quarantine facility from 11.30a.m.until 13.30p.m., 7 days a week, except for all (Auckland) public holidays.

Quarantine Cattery:

Our quarantine cattery consists of 32 units (some of which can house a family of four adult cats). Our units are built to MAF requirements using timber flooring and clear perspex between each unit giving the cats a feeling of ‘roominess’. Each unit has furniture for cats to curl up in ‘upstairs and downstairs’. There are also electric blankets for our chilly winter nights.
A diary is kept outside each unit and is filled out twice daily, noting each cat’s eating habits and toilet functions, as well as any medications given.Throughout the day, music is playing in the cattery, with staff checking on each cat to see that they have water and biscuits, and give them a cuddle!
The cats also receive weekly checkups from MAF during their stay in our quarantine cattery.
Beds and bedding are provided when cats arrive, so they have a cosy homely feeling, and can snuggle down after their long journey.
We cater for the care of elderly or timid cats, special diets and any medications required. We ask that you give us plenty of notice to arrange special diets and/or medications as these may not be available in N.Z. and we will need to find the closest alternatives for you.
In addition to the N.Z. MAF Import Requirements, all cats must be up to date with their annual vaccinations (no more than 1 year and no less than 14 days prior to their arrival in N.Z.)

Vaccinations we require are:

Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and (Chlamydia Psittaci – optional)

The total care of your cat(s) is our prime concern. There is a vet. clinic on site to ensure access to specialized care, and vets are available 24 hours 7 days a week.

Owners are welcome to visit their cat(s) and spend time helping them relax in our friendly environment. You can bring small amounts of bedding, toys and treats to make them feel at home.

To comply with MAF quarantine regulations, we will ask to see some photo I. D. (passport/drivers license), and ask you to fill out a visitors book, which will list the rules that must be observed at Qualified Pet Services.

If you arrive in N.Z. before your cat(s), you are welcome to inspect our quarantine facility from 11.30a.m. until 13.30p.m., 7 days a week, except for all (Auckland) public holidays.

Keywords: Cats, Dogs, Kennels, Medications, Pet Services, Quarantine, Special Diets