Core Vaccine Requirements
We are often asked, which vaccines are required for our pets to be serviced by Sitting Comfortably Pet Care, so here is our response.
We understand pet vaccinations are a personal choice for every Pet Parent, but the core vaccines we RECOMMEND, which are also backed by the ASPCA, include the following:
- Canine parvovirus
- Canine hepatitis
Non-core vaccines are given depending on the dog’s exposure risk. These include vaccines against Bordetella bronchiseptica, Borrelia burgdorferi and Leptospira bacteria.
- Panleukopenia (feline distemper)
- Feline calicivirus
- Feline herpesvirus type I (rhinotracheitis)
Non-core vaccines are given depending on the cat's lifestyle; these include vaccines for feline leukemia virus, Bordetella, Chlamydophila felis, and feline immunodeficiency virus.
Although the previous list includes the recommended vaccines, Sitting Comfortably
REQUIRES the RABIES vaccine for dogs, cats, and other pets, where applicable!!! We will be unable to extend services if the rabies vaccine has not been administered or if the vaccine has lapsed.
EXEMPTION - A letter of exemption from vaccination may be submitted if a licensed veterinarian has examined the animal and has certified in writing that the vaccination would endanger the animal's health because of its age, infirmity, disability, illness, or other medical considerations. An exempt animal must be vaccinated against rabies as soon as its health permits. Qualifying letters must be in the form of a written statement, signed by a licensed veterinarian, that includes a description of the pet and the medical reason that precludes vaccination. If the medical reason is temporary, the letter shall indicate a time of expiration of the exemption.
OTHER - Routine health checks for your pet is strongly encouraged and recommended not only for the safety of your pet but also for everyone in your home and other animals/ humans your pet may encounter. Preventative health care, which includes physical exams, current shots, and parasite control help prevent disease and can also extend your pet’s life. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) deems proper immunizations as the standard treatment for pets. Advanced health checks are further encouraged and can include intestinal parasites, skin parasites, heartworm disease, dental care, glaucoma screening, pet nutrition, senior pet health and wellness, microchip identification, behavior counseling, and dermatology.
Sitting Comfortably Pet Care MUST be notified if your pet's health is ever compromised because of a lapsed vaccine or recent diagnoses that will require temporary or long-term medical attention.
Boarding Vaccine Requirements
Sitting Comfortably prides itself on being a fully licensed, bonded and issued pet care provider!
We are currently licensed with the State of Missouri as a non-commercial boarder, which allows us to legally board our client's fur babies in an Independent Pet Sitter's home. The law, however, requires all boarded pets to have current vaccination records on file before allowing a pet in the sitter's home. Please refer to the Core Vaccination Requirements for more details. You may email a copy of your pet’s vaccine records to PetSitting@PetSittingKC.com or upload a copy into the Client Portal