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    Quote Originally Posted by farrview View Post
    I wouldn't bother with kennel cough except I cant use the kennel unless I do
    Fortunatley the kennels I use dont require it. Their opinion is that the vaccine likely lessens the effect of kennel cough but doesnt prevent so they are not bothered about requiring it which is great for me. I can just stick to the 3 year vaccine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    what they say about shingles isn't quite right either. If you get chicken pox as a child - you're at risk of getting shingle when you're older. Having chicken pox is not a good alternative to being vaccinated as it won't prevent shingles. It's not clear if having the chicken pox vaccine will prevent shingles but you can get a shingles vaccination too. Dogs don't get chicken pox. Getting chicken pox as an adult can be really bad. So if you never got it as a child (me) then it's a good idea as it is highly infectious.
    Yes there is a vaccination for shingles and possibly worth considering although it is pricey. You dont want to get shingles, it is incredibly unpleasant and can linger on for months in more vulnerable people. Recently a few people I know have had it and it is not pretty. I never gave it much thought untill I saw it in action in several people. Probably a good idea to avoid getting chicken pox!

    I had the whole gambit of childhood diseases, measles, mumps, chicken pox, whooping cough on several occassions, except Rubella which I had a vaccination at school for when they became available.

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    The websites about chicken pox vaccine are a little bit unclear at the moment.

    I never got chicken pox as a child. I found out, around 2003, give or take a year, that you could get a vaccine for it. And I know how bad chicken pox is in an adult. And how easy it is to catch... no idea why I didn't get it, except when one of my siblings got it they were banished to the boarding school at the school where they got it so it would not interfere with other sibling year 12 exams. Or my Uni exams.

    it's a bit vague but it seems like the shingles vaccine is for if you had chicken pox, or you're over 60, and never had chicken pox. And that the chicken pox vaccine would probably prevent it (but they don't make promises). I know I don't want shingles - I've seen that and it's nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Pawfectionist View Post
    I get my boy Titre tested for antibodies. He doesn't need a vaccination because his immunity is fine.
    for pawfectionist, and any others?
    For competition/showing which i aim to be doing with pup. I have to provide evidence of vaccination to enter. Are they accepting a titre result showing immunity as a alternative?

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    If you can get a vet to write a proof of immunity letter - then I think most places accept that.

    some clubs are a bit weird about it. For obedience clubs we have to provide proof of immunity but for competing we don't. And we only have to be a member of SACA to compete. Go figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Pawfectionist View Post
    I get my boy Titre tested for antibodies. He doesn't need a vaccination because his immunity is fine.
    Same here, two of my dogs have not been vaccinated for six years. But on the other side, one was vaccinated after one year... so I think it is worthwhile. I do all my puppy shots, not kennel cough and titre at 12 months for the young ones. the two eight year olds and nearly ten year old have been every two years now as they have been fine

    you need an open minded vet to chat to. I am lucky, my Breeder is a Vet
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