• Vaccinations and Preventive Medications

    Titer Test

    What are titers for immunizations? A titer test is a measure of the antibodies in the blood, providing a check of disease immunity.  The results of a titer test then allow a clinician to determine whether a vaccination is required.  A titer test involves a simple blood draw.   How long is a titer test good for? A three-year interval is appropriate for the majority of adult dogs when quantitative tests are used. The manufacturers of a in-clinic (yes/no) screening tests recommend  they be used annually. A titer test within the first 6 months of life and again at one is appropriate for puppies. Breeder:  So the way I understand this…

  • Vaccinations and Preventive Medications

    Are you vaccinating your pet too much?

    While I know the importance of vaccinating your pet I also have come to feel strongly that you can vaccinate your pet more than is needed. I have recently read two articles from Dr R.D. Schultz. Dr Schultz has over 40 years of research about the dangers over vaccines and one article is called, Are you vaccinating your dog too much? I will try to attach both of these articles so that everyone has the opportunity to read them and then you can decide how you feel and even discuss with your vet.  I will have to say that with my pet, Oliver who was a part of our family…