Our insurance requires that we maintain updated vaccination records for your pet. If/when your pet's vaccines are due, please download the vaccination form below, fill out what you can and have your vet complete the rest, obtain your vet's signature, and scan/email, or mail the form to our office.
While your pet's vaccines may be due every three years, for example, physical exams should be done yearly to ensure that your pet is in good health and approved by your veterinarian for pet-assisted therapy visits. In addition, a fecal exam should be conducted yearly unless your pet is on a preventative program (please see the details on the vaccination/fecal record form). For more information about deworming medication, please view this video where our Animal Behavioralist goes into more detail about the accepted deworming medications.
Results of a titer test must be submitted annually if used in place of Distemper/Parvo or FVRCP vaccinations. In addition to the numeric results themselves, we require a signed letter from the veterinarian him/herself stating that he/she feels these values are adequate to provide immunity for a specified time period not to exceed one year. The signed letter can be mailed to Furry Friends, or it can be scanned and emailed to email@example.com.
Please note that we do not permit a raw diet for our Furry Friends. There is a higher risk for passage of pathogens (bacteria, viruses, or other microorganisms that cause disease) from animals to humans with pets fed raw diets due to under-cooked animal-source proteins. The food fed to our pet assisted therapy pets must reach a temperature of 165 degrees to ensure that pathogens and bacteria have been eliminated. The greatest risk are children, older people, and immuno-compromised individuals, so we must err on the side of caution and ask all of our members to refrain from feeding raw diets to their therapy pets for health and safety reasons.
A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF OUR VACCINE POLICY
SUBMITTED BY JULIE C. BOND, M.S. ANIMAL BEHAVIORIST
Every pet making visits with Furry Friends should have an annual visit to their veterinarian, even if they don’t have vaccines that are due. Annual exams are important to the health and well-being of our pets as they allow us to stay on top of any health issues, particularly true for those of us who volunteer with older pets. Once this form is filled in, please scan it and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s look at the form more closely.
You will see that an annual fecal exam is required for any animal who is not on a regular, monthly worm preventative. It is strongly recommended that those on a monthly preventative still receive an annual fecal exam as those exams can detect other issues that affect your pet’s health, but this is not required to participate in Furry Friends activities. Keep in mind that your pet should be on a flea preventative program, but doing so does not protect your pet from other parasites such as hookworms, roundworms, etc.