Originally Posted by Karma'sACat
Honestly, I would call ahead of time and talk to them. Trying to let it breeze by could leave you finding out at the moment you are trying to drop her off that she can't stay. The daycare we use has a computer program that flags accounts with vaccines that are due and you can't come back until they are updated.
The reason rabies is important is because if she bites another dog or especially a person, she may have to go through quarantine and that is no fun. The facility can also be held liable if they knowingly let the dog in.
Things might be different (I only know NC laws) but I really recommend finding out ahead of time. When I worked at a vet's we had to turn boarding clients away when they showed up because they weren't up to date (and had told us they were) and didn't want to update their animals.
You're right. I am generally an avoider, but this stress would have built up for the next week anyway.
I just called them, wording it as Dh suggested: "She received her Rabies shot last
November, so if we are bringing her within November, that is fine, right?" And they said it was. Phew. Her Titers will take a month to come back so we wouldn't have them in time.
And in regards to the Benadryl, I bought it then reconsidered before I got there and they didn't even mention it anyway. The only vaccine she received was the Bordatella up the snout. And FWIW, I don't actually think they are more useful than a human Flu Vaccine (which I also do not get for my family) but I am crossing my fingers that it won't harm her and it gets her into a really happy place for when we go out of town.
I forgot to ask the vet about TiterCHEK for the Parvo and Distemper, though. *headsmack* Next time. It was funny, when I told them I wanted her Titers run for Rabies they asked me were she was traveling to.
LOL. Apparentely it is a quite common test for people to have run here, when they are taking their dogs out of the country. Poor Bella, she only gets to go to the next town over.