Helpful Information For Boarding

Here is some helpful information to look over before your pet boards at Newport Animal Hospital. Feel free to contact us with questions or concerns by emailing us at or calling: (401)849-3400

Fecal testing/intestinal parasites:

We take every possible precaution to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in boarding animals, and an important part of that process is running a fecal analysis for all pets coming into our boarding facility. Common parasites like Giardia, roundworms and hookworms can cause symptoms such as vomiting and watery diarrhea, and can lead to dehydration and more serious illness if left untreated. Luckily, these parasites, if detected, are easily treatable with deworming/anti-parasite medications. For these reasons, and out of concern for your pets, we require that all animals are cleared and treated for any intestinal parasites prior to entering our facility.

Flea & tick prevention:

All pets are thoroughly checked for fleas when entering our boarding facility, and we require that all pets are current on their monthly flea & tick and heartworm preventatives in order to prevent any possible spread or infestation and to ensure that they are as well protected as possible. If necessary, we are able to provide a pet with a single application of K9 Advantix or Feline Advantage. We are also able to provide immediate treatment for fleas if any are discovered upon arrival at the boarding facility using Capstar, which will completely eliminate all fleas on a pet within 30 minutes.

In-house boarding diet:

All boarding pets may be offered our in-house diet, at no additional cost. We recommend Hills Science Diet Sensitive Stomach & Skin formula. This is a high-quality, fully balanced and easily digestible diet and is tolerated well by most pets. This diet has been selected in order to limit the risk of any gastrointestinal upset that may occur with some of the richer foods. Of course, clients are welcome to provide their own food from home if they choose, especially if their pets require a prescription diet or have any food allergies or sensitivities.