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7 Pa. Code § 21.28. Food, water and bedding.

§ 21.28. Food, water and bedding.

 (a)  Dogs kept in kennels shall be fed at least once each day unless otherwise directed by a veterinarian. The food shall be free from contamination or disease, and shall be of sufficient quantity and nutritive value to maintain the health of the dogs.

 (b)  If potable water is not accessible to the dogs in their primary enclosures, potable fluids shall be offered to the dogs at least 6 hours daily unless otherwise directed by a veterinarian. The Department may require that a kennel licensee have samples of the water that it provides to dogs analyzed to confirm potability, and may require a licensee to submit the results of the water analysis to the Department. The analysis shall be conducted at the licensee’s expense. The Department may also sample and analyze the water.

 (c)  Food and water receptacles shall be accessible to dogs kept in the kennel and shall be located to avoid contamination by excreta. The receptacles shall be durable and shall be kept clean. Self-feeders and waterers may be used but shall be sanitized regularly to prevent molding, deterioration or caking of feed.

 (d)  If bedding is used in primary enclosures, it shall be kept clean.


   The provisions of this §  21.28 amended January 12, 1996, effective April 12, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 161. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (140186).

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