All Things Medical
What Are Your Vaccination Requirements For My Pets?
Will You Need My Pet’s Shot Records/ Medical Records?
Being that we provide pet care in your own home and not at a public place with many other pets around, we do not have the need to require vaccinations like boarding kennels do. With our service you are exempt of needing any other shots but rabies.
We do ask to let us know where you keep your pet’s medical and shot records just for the event of a Vet visit needed during our care for your pets or to set the file out for us.
We do not necessarily need to keep copies in our files which would always need to be updated every time your pet was seen by a Veterinarian.
Also crucial for us is, that you keep your online profile of your pets in our data base up to date which allows us to provide best care and what to watch for when your pet has a certain medical condition.
The only shot record we require to be current is rabies, for the event that one of our sitters should get bit or scratched by accident severe enough to require a visit to the doctor’s office or hospital as it might raise questions of sufficient rabies immunization.
Being able to say that the pet is current on his/her rabies vaccination less likely starts a process of the hospital contacting you as the pet owner and forcing the sitter to receive rabies shots which is a painful process.
We Accept Titering
We at EaseMyMind do accept the Titer Test as an alternative to the rabies vaccination and other shots and actually encourage to look into titering instead of eventually over-vaccinating with annual shots for the numerous diseases.
Titering allows to determine if a booster shot is even needed, your pet might have enough antibodies to not need any further annual shots.
Read here for more information on the Titer Test: Did You Know That You Could Save Your Pet From Over-Vaccination?
and ask your Veterinarian at your next visit.
Which Types Of Medication Are You Able To Administer And Is There An Extra Charge?
Medications And Supplements For Your Dog and Cat
Oral medications like antibiotics, allergy pills or any prescription or over the counter pills and supplements can be given by any of our sitters.
Insulin shots for your diabetic cat or dog are also no problem for us to administer.
We ask for detailed instructions like the name of the medication, what condition it is for to note if it is for a temporary or permanent ailment of your pet. Also, how often it must be given and what your routine is or your Vet’s instructions if it needs to be given with food to avoid upset stomach as well as, of course, the exact amount and if you have to “trick” your kitty or pooch a certain way like giving it in peanut butter or crushing it in wet food.We want to match your routine but also appreciate knowing an easy way out with no trial and error 😉
It is very important to always keep us updated on your pet’s medical needs as we cannot be aware of changes unless being told at each future booking but our state of the art online account system allows every EaseMyMind client to log in when a change in pet care happens to update it immediately so it’s not forgotten until next time you need us.
Do We Charge Extra For Giving Medication?
No, we do not. In our believe, there should not be an extra charge for administering needed medication though it is common for boarding kennels and even in the pet sitting industry to have those added surcharges.
We want to keep it as simple as possible and also not “punish” a pet owner for an ailment of a beloved pet.
What Happens If My Pet Gets Ill During My Time Of Absence?
Your pet sitter will draft a pet journal after every visit with your pet and minor observations will be addressed in this update, like if Fido has soft stool on his walk or Ms Kitty hasn’t eaten much.
Anything more of concern of which we think you should immediately know about while we keep monitoring, you will receive a text message about and for true emergencies which would need immediate Veterinary care, you will receive a phone call from our office to determine the next step to take.
In the event of a needed Vet visit, we get either get on the phone with you or keep you posted through text messages during examination and the suggested treatment plan.
One example why it is always important to keep your personal profile with us up to date with your phone number and email address and we always encourage to take advantage of our pet journals and read them along the way.