Edit 9/19/14: I have made some changes to the chart and added different colors. Please scroll down to read.
Edit 10/07/14: I have created a Dog Medical Tracker!
Please read the disclaimer near the bottom of this post.
I decided to make this after a recent visit to the vet. I got my cats at two different times and I can never remember which one has which immunization and such. So I took my oldest to the vet to get her rabies renewed. Instead I wound up paying about $120 for my vet to tell me, “Oh, your cat is already up-to-date on her immunizations.” Well, why didn’t you tell me that on the phone when I told you I wanted an appointment explicitly for this purpose? Ugh. (They used to call me when the cats needed to be updated, but I guess they decided they could just trick us into paying for nothing by simply not doing that anymore. My younger cat did need his vaccinations renewed and I never received a call.)
No more of that! Now I know when and what my cat received, as well as any at-home treatments I’ve administered (such as flea medications).
It folds up into a nice brochure that fits easily into a purse or into your kitty carrier. In fact, I recommend just keeping it in the carrier. That way you don’t have to hunt for it if you have an emergency and need to rush to the vet.
On the front, you can keep track of general information, like your cat’s age and microchip number. (This is also handy just in case your cat gets lost.)
On the inside, you can mark the date and which immunizations were received, such as rabies and distemper. There are also spaces to keep track of heart-worm, flea, and other parasitic medications.
On the back are place to track age and weight. There is also a handy informative section about the common diseases your cat should be protected against. It also lists the symptoms.
This is a great pamphlet to have on hand in case of a kitty emergency. Especially if you travel with your pet and you need to see a vet that doesn’t have access to your pet’s medical records. Fill it out and keep it inside your pet carrier so you’ll always have it while traveling. That’s one less thing to have to worry about if you’re in a hurry.
This form is meant for personal use to keep track of your own pet’s medical records. That said, some people will use it improperly. I am not responsible for how others use this form. If you receive this from a pet’s private seller, they can just check things off on their own. (They can also do that with records that come from a vet. Most people know how to use a pen, I think.)
Be sure to have a vet look over any pet you wish to adopt. Veterinarians will stamp their own medical records with their information (name, address, and phone number) to advertise their business and to make sure you have it in the case of emergency. If you received an unstamped version of this from someone else, it did not come from a vet.
Always ask for the information of the vet that any private seller claims they used. If they can’t give you the information, walk away. If they can, call that vet and ask that they corroborate the seller’s story.
Please use common sense when adopting a pet.
NOTE: Sometimes in the PDF viewer, lines appear where they shouldn’t. These will NOT show up once printed.
Printing Instructions for Cat Medical Tracker:
(Click on the pictures to view a larger version.)
Step 01: Go to FILE –> PRINT
Step 02: Click PROPERTIES.
Step 03: Click LANDSCAPE and then OK.
This printable is for personal use only. You may share it on your own blog and social media sites as long as you give Budget Girl clear and full credit (as in, link back to this post). You may print out as many copies as you want and give them to friends and family for free. However, you may not sell copies or redistribute them as your own.
“Will you change something for me?”
This section has been here all along, but people seem to keep missing it. So I’m making it more obvious.
I will not customize these because it would become too time-consuming. You are free to customize them yourself, just please link back to this post if you post them on your own blog. (To clarify: just because you change the color scheme, that does not mean you made this printable, so please don’t pass it off that way.)
I will gladly change and re-upload the file if there is a glaring error, but not in instances of personal preference. (If you see an error, please let me know.)