Therapy Dogs International
REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION WITH TDI
You and your dog must pass the TDI EVALUATION FOR SUITABILITY TO BECOME A POTENTIAL THERAPY DOG/HANDLER TEAM. For more information on the Test Requirements, please view our Testing Requirements
All TDI Therapy Dogs are required to meet the following health requirements before being registered:
1) Annual Check-up attested to by your Veterinarian within the past year.
2) Mandatory Rabies Vaccine (1, 2, OR 3 YEAR - MUST BE GIVEN BY A VETERINARIAN)
3) An initial series of core Distemper, Hepatitis, and Parvovirus Vaccinations.
4) A negative Fecal Exam must have been done within the past year.
5) A negative Heartworm test must have been done within the past year if the dog is not on a continuous heartworm preventative medication. A negative Heartworm test must have been done within the past two years if the dog is on a continuous heartworm preventative medication.
I don't know if it's changed but my vet and I had to fill out a form, he had to sign it. One question was would you like this dog to visit you kind of thing, if you were unwell. Cute. Would've been funny if he'd said no. I don't normally run fecals because my dogs are on year round HW meds. These things can be tax deductible depending...
It is not TDI with that policy, unless they've changed, but like TJ said, Delta.
Raw Protein Diet Policy - Pet Partners
llombardo, when you do therapy work, you are entering into an understanding/agreement with the company that holds your insurance, and the place/s that you visit, that you are following the guidelines set forth so while sure, you could feed raw and not tell, you are not keeping your word.
My dogs used to visit at a hospital and their infection control person and I met and she had a detailed contract in addition to everything else - including volunteer training, MMR titering for ME, pee test, TB test, that I had to go through, to help prevent disease from spreading, and to cover everyone's hinders in the event that someone got sick and their relative saw a cha-ching opportunity that the dog brought something in on them.
We had a great experience there and a lot of nice successes for the dogs, doing things that no one else could have done, for patients and staff. But it was not a place or activity where there was a lot of leeway, which was fine.