Can I take my dog to the vet without records?
You must request the records from your veterinarian – a written request is recommended. Under Business and Professions Code section 4855, the veterinarian is obligated to provide you with a summary of the patient record. The expectation is that the records will be provided within a “reasonable” amount of time.
How can I get papers for my dog?
Registration with a reputable kennel club provides not only papers, but lifelong benefits for a purebred dog and his owner. Though the litter may be reported to an organization by the breeder, the dog’s registration ultimately will be the responsibility of the owner.
Papers Prove the Bloodline Your pooch may be purebred, but if he isn’t papered, there’s no verifiable evidence of his pedigree or his bloodline. When two purebred dogs of the same breed become parents to a litter of pups, the babies are registered and certificates are issued verifying that they are pure of breed.
The written program of veterinary care must include:
The purpose of a facility visit is to ensure that the attending veterinarian is aware of the conditions of the animals and facilities; and has the information needed to ensure the provision of adequate veterinary care and to oversee the adequacy of animal care and use.
The attending veterinarian has the flexibility to determine the specific details and schedule of the facility visits. Annual visits are the minimum required in the new regulation; however, visits should occur as often as necessary to provide adequate oversight. Additional site visits may also be necessary for disease outbreaks; ill or injured animals; training of caretakers, or for the proper introduction of new animals.
Animals in need of care may be taken to the clinic or practice of the attending veterinarian. These visits do not replace the need for regularly scheduled visits to the regulated facility.