Intake Protocol

The following procedure should be followed when admitting a dog into the Parvo ICU. 
  1. VERIFY A POSITIVE DIAGNOSTIC TEST WAS PERFORMED BEFORE ENTERING PARVO ICU WITH DOG.
    • Some shelters diagnose parvo based off symptoms (vomiting and diarrhea) without performing a test. These symptoms can occur for a variety of reasons other than parvo. Intaking a dog without verifying a positive test could expose a parvo negative dog to the virus.
    • Paperwork should say Parvo Positive test. If you're unsure about how the shelter diagnosed them, call and ask:
      • Did you diagnosed only based off of symptoms?
      • Did you use an actual/IDEXX test?
    • If the dog has not been tested, test with IDEXX Snap test.
    • If there is a litter in the same living quarters, test only the sickest dog. All other dogs have been exposed to the virus, if test positive.
  2. Medical Paperwork: Bring copies, not originals, of any medical and intake paperwork. 
  3. Transfer dog into ICU, wearing gloves/smock to protect street clothes as needed. Do not bring crates into ICU unless absolutely necessary.
  4. Intake paperwork: complete the form
      • Weigh the dog using a scale. Don't guess the weight of the dog. 
      • Re-name if owner surrender. Name if shelter transfer with no name. No re-naming later.
  5. Vaccinate on intake as necessary according to available history
    1. If 4wks or younger, consult DVM for special vaccine protocol. DO NOT ADMINISTER DAPP OR FRONTLINE.
    2. DAPP and Intranasal Bordatella as soon as they enter the shelter/ICU. See the Vaccine Protocols
    3. if vaccine history available, note date/type/shelter given under "notes" section of patient's medical chart
    4. APPLY VACCINE STICKERS ON CHART
  6. Apply flea treatment for fleas/ticks on back of neck, NOT between shoulderblades where SQ meds will be given. 0.3mL/10lbs Frontline.
  7. Contact Doctor on call to determine treatment plan, and begin treatment.  If vet unreacheable, follow Treatment Guidelines based on physical exam and notify vet. Ask vet if Panacur should be started
PDF versions of Intake forms are available to download below.

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Nipuni Ratnayaka,
Jan 18, 2017, 10:44 PM
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Nipuni Ratnayaka,
Jan 18, 2017, 10:44 PM
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