Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Standard of Care and what does that mean?

Standard of care is a list of items that are determined to be indicated to protect your family’s pet. The list of items is laid out as required and recommended. Required is what is necessary in order for your pet to board, groom, or be a drop-off patient at Trophy Club Animal Hospital. Recommended are items that are indicated based on exposure and risk in your pet’s environment, but are not required to stay in our facility. Please watch the video on our video gallery as Dr. Speed goes over the standard of care items and why each one is important for your pet’s health.

Standard of Care Chart - Feline

FELINE SOC ITEMS

REQUIRED OR RECOMMENDED

Feline Rabies Vaccination

REQUIRED

FRCP Vaccination

REQUIRED

Felv Vaccination

REQUIRED

Annual Fecal Analysis

REQUIRED

Annual Dewormer

REQUIRED

Monthly heartworm prevention

RECOMMENDED

Flea protection

REQUIRED to stay at TCAH, but recommended on a regular basis

Standard of Care Chart - Canine

Canine SOC ITEMS

REQUIRED OR RECOMMENDED

Rabies Vaccination

REQUIRED

DAPP Vaccination

REQUIRED

Leptospirosis Vaccination

REQUIRED

Bordetella Vaccination

REQUIRED

Annual Fecal Analysis

REQUIRED

Annual Dewormer

REQUIRED

Heartworm Prevention

RECOMMENDED

Flea protection/prevention

REQUIRED to stay at TCAH, but recommended on a regular basis

Tick Prevention/protection

RECOMMENDED

Does my pet need to have required items performed at Trophy Club Animal Hospital to take advantage of their grooming, boarding, or bathing services?

No; however, these items must be performed by a licensed veterinarian and medical records must be provided PRIOR to admitting your pet into our facility.

Does my pet have to be current on all standard of care items to be a patient of TCAH?

No; however, these items must be performed in order for your pet to board, be groomed, or dropped off at our facility. If your pet has certain health restrictions or reasons to not be current, they can/will be kept in the isolation ward and unable to use the outside yard space where they are exposed to other animals.

Why did my previous vet not require a leptospirosis vaccination?

Leptospirosis is not a required vaccination by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) standards because its needs are based on location. Animals in certain parts of the country do not need this vaccination due to lack of exposure. Exposure to Leptospirosis is very high around Lake Grapevine, Marshall Creek, and our associated wildlife.

Why does my pet need annual deworming if the fecal test is negative?

25% of all fecal tests do not reveal eggs when the animal is actually infected with intestinal parasites. This is because eggs are not always shed with every bowel movement. It is important that the pet owner monitors their pet’s stool for the first 5-7 days after the broad spectrum dewormer to ensure they do not see worms passed in the stool. If worms are passed, it is your job to contact your veterinarian to repeat this dewormer again in 7 days. The CDC recommends deworming every 6-12 months to protect both the animals and our community as certain intestinal parasites can also be infectious to people. Most heartworm preventions also prevent intestinal parasites. Unfortunately, there is not a heartworm prevention that prevents all intestinal parasites which is why pyrantel or panacur (depending on your pets heartworm prevention) is required annually by TCAH.

Why should my indoor kitty get an annual dewormer?

Animals can be infected with intestinal parasites from ingesting common insects and small mammals including crickets, cockroaches, mice, and june bugs.

What if I don’t want to get my pet current on certain items?

This is certainly your right as a pet owner. We require our patients are current on our standard of care items to be kept in our facility, but there are several other facilities that are not veterinary hospitals, that do not require these types of protections in order to get your pet groomed or boarded. These protection measures are taken to ensure the safety of our patients and are not for every pet owner in every situation. We still encourage your pet is protected at these other facilities as their exposure is still in a similar zone with similar infectious organisms, but this is your right as a pet owner.

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Location

2600 Bobcat Blvd, Suite 100
Trophy Club, TX 76262
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Hours

Mon-Fri: 7:30a – 5:30p
Saturday: 8:00a – 12:00p
Sunday: Closed

Contact Info

Phone: 682-237-4002

Fax: 682-237-4003
Email: info@trophyclubanimalhospital.com

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