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    Default Re: Titer vs. vaccinating yearly

    I chose to do titre for my boys. Can't recall if they need to be done annually though. I'm thinking every 3 years or so. We only do the rabies shots because it's the law.

    I remember, after getting a titre done for Punkin a couple of years ago, the results showed that he had to get re-vaccinated. I discussed it at length with the vet if they're necessary, and my bf and I decided that it was considering we didn't have his vaccination history.

    Titres are more expensive, but they're definitely worth it IMO.
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    Default Re: Titer vs. vaccinating yearly

    Quote Originally Posted by Cali Doll View Post
    I read this thread as I was waiting at the vet's office.

    I asked them if they offer titre. They said that they do, but they told me it's more expensive than just doing regular vaccines. Also, they said that the titre results reflect recommendations for when vaccinations will be needed again. (I didn't know this.) According to them, you have to do a titre test for every vaccine.

    I will have to do more research.

    It is more expensive, vaccine titer panel $101. Lyme multiplex test $72. only doing the test every 3 to 5 years and more than likely not having to get another unnecessary vaccination for the rest of the dogs life far away the cost. I do believe most of the cost is not from the vet, it's the lab doing the test at Cornell.

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    Default Re: Titer vs. vaccinating yearly

    Thanks for the input, everyone, I'm definitely going to ask the vet about it tomorrow!

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    My mobile vet was here today so I was talking to him about vaccinosis and he agrees adult dogs should only be vaccinated once every three years, that's how he does it. But puppy shots should always be done 3x-4x to make sure their bodies have accepted the antibodies.


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    question. So Harvey's certificate says his rabies shot expires on 10/4/2015 which means I need to have him get the rabies shot again.

    Not sure I can get around the law with this titer thing. Any suggestions?
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    Default Re: Titer vs. vaccinating yearly

    @harveyspecter Not sure if you can. I guess you would need to speak with your vet about it.

    Blue first rabies vaccine when he was a puppy, was good for 1 year. This last one is good for 3.


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    My vet recommends yearly vaccines even though he admitted he gets his own levels checked before getting his own boosters. He knows that vaccines last longer than a year but still recommends the yearly boosters. I truly think it is a liability issue. If they tell you that you only need to vaccinate every 3-7 yrs and your dog catches the disease...ultimately the vet could be held liable.

    After my first bully had her 3rd cancer diagnosis I started to question a lot of things like unnecessary vaccines. I now do the 3 yr rabies and haven't vaccinated my 8 yr old for anything else. She got the full panel of vaccines through the age of 6 & I very seriously doubt she ever needs to be vaccinated again. I actually signed a waiver yesterday when she went in for a surgical biopsy saying that my vet wouldn't be liable since she was considered "due" for the DHPP & bordatella vaccine.

    I love my vet but we don not agree on the debate of over vaccinating. I plan to titer test my puppy but what's the point in doing so in an elderly bulldog!
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    Quote Originally Posted by harveyspecter View Post
    question. So Harvey's certificate says his rabies shot expires on 10/4/2015 which means I need to have him get the rabies shot again.

    Not sure I can get around the law with this titer thing. Any suggestions?
    I think you can as long as your vet fills something out to send in.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bullmama View Post
    I think you can as long as your vet fills something out to send in.


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    got it. so long as the vet signed off. Hmmmn. OK. Will discuss with the vet.
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    Default Re: Titer vs. vaccinating yearly

    A lot of folks don't do titters because they are between $80-$150 per test and there's a separate test for every vaccine so it gets pricy when compared to $15 for a vaccination

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    Btw I am all for titters - I didn't vaccinate this year- and they aren't due for rabies for a couple years- when I vaccinate they both get so miserable for the following 2-3 days

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    So I talked to the vet -- and I really like the woman we've seen lately at this practice -- and I wound up getting him vaccinated with the boosters. One of the main reasons is because I haven't educated myself enough on the issue to feel comfortable really debating it and making a decision. And then there is Regina...I would hate for Ruckus to catch something because I didn't booster him and give it to Regina and her not be able to fight it off because she's a puppy. The vet promised the vaccines were safe and that it's the best way to prevent disease. A rant for another thread is that we have had a bit of a vermin problem (read: rats) in our courtyard (welcome to city life!!) and I'm afraid that not getting Ruckus vaccinated for leptospirosis would be irresponsible since there are rats in the city and he loves to be outside. I wavered on bordatella because we never board Ruckus, but he does go to the park and...and....and I just didn't want to risk it, but I do have some feelings of regret. Both dogs were so sleepy yesterday after the vaccines. They woke up to eat and right back to naptime.

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