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Call: (810) 984-2330
4209 Griswold Road, Port Huron, MI 48060-7480


"Your Place for Boarding and Grooming"

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Welcome to Blue Water Kennels

   We want our clients to have confidence that our guests are able to enjoy a happy, successful, and healthy experience each time they visit our facility. The following information includes some important tips --


  All pets must be current on their vaccinations to be admitted!

   These must be given by a licensed veterinarian. You may bring in your veterinary vaccination certificate or have your veterinarian’s office fax us the Proof of Vaccination prior to your visit.

 DOGS: A minimum of these 3 vaccines--

  • Rabies (4 months of age and older)
  • DHPP combo (includes Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, and Parainfluenza) --may also include leptospirosis ("DHLPP"); puppies should have at least 2 boosters 2-4 weeks apart (last "puppy" booster after 16 to 20 weeks of age)
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough)--although not a routine vaccination, this is required in any kennel situation >> double check your vaccine certificate or ask your veterinarian if your dog's vaccine is current!

             [And **Strongly advised** (although not yet required) >> ask your veterinarian about:

        Canine Influenza Vaccine (CIV) - a relatively new but highly contagious respiratory virus.]                  


 CATS: A minimum of these 2 vaccines--

  • Rabies (4 months of age and older)
  • FRCP combo (includes Feline Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia); kittens should have at least 2 boosters 2-4 weeks apart.




   Blue Water Kennels also suggests that you talk to your veterinarian about any other vaccine recommendations, routine examinations, and treatments including:

  • Yearly fecal samples for intestinal worms -- (or more frequent) prevention and/or treatment as needed.
  • Yearly blood test for heartworms -- this is spread by infected mosquitos. We strongly advise the monthly preventive medication for at least 1 month past the last mosquito (including any travel regions that your pet visits)--this may even be recommended year round!
  • Monthly application of flea (and tick) products -- prevent and treat these pests before they become a problem, or can be brought to the kennel, or can be passed on to any visiting dogs or cats. It is very important to properly treat your pets including all your in-contact animals--discuss this with your veterinarian! To stop the flea or tick life cycle, treat long enough to continue to kill any newly hatched fleas or ticks before more eggs can be laid or to prevent new sources from reintroducing the pests. Due to weather changes and comfortable indoor living conditions (for the flea as well as everybody else) >> treatment may need to be continued year-round.