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Thread: Annual Vs 3-Yearly Vacc's Vs Titre Tests?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    One of my dogs (purchased as a young adult) has the 3yr Vaccination.

    I like the yearly vaccinations because if nothing else happens that year and they don't need to go to the vet then I know they will have a check up at vaccination time.

    I was advised that I could stop giving dogs vaccinations around 10 years of age if they had been given regular vaccinations up until then because they do have an overload of it in their system by around 7-8 years.
    LOL, I could only wish!!! Given I am at the vet weekly with someone, my crew just has to look at me sideways and its a trip to the DR lol

    I like the 3 yr because the drug companies apparently are not allowed to say the vaccine lasts any longer than 3 years, although according to Dr Scot, it could very well do so. In any case, we shall find out when I have them tested in 2012.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Hepatitis, Distemper and Parvovirus (C3)
    plus Canine Parainfluenza Virus (C4)
    plus Bordatella bronchiseptica (C5)
    plus Leptopsirosis and Canine Coronavirus (C7).
    Dog Anne, glad you are so switched on!!! I couldn't even pronouce those words let alone remember them!!! I am afraid I am a medical dislexic!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shar Pei Rescue Victoria View Post
    Yes Michelle, I too have pondered this one. Bella had her last vaccination - the tri annual on Dec 22nd. The fitting started just on a month later. I spoke to Dr Scot about this and he believes the timing is too lengthy to blame the vaccination. BUT, the Bella that has reappeared in the last 48 hours is the old Bella and I don't think I have seen this young lady since she was vaccinated - maybe I am just desparate to "hang" the fits on "something" but honestly, I have not seen Bella so happy and healthy for some time and it does make me wonder.

    I will also add that when she had her 2nd vaccination way back when, one moment she was fine and the next moment she was covered in hives - horrible to see. I told Dr Scot this when he vaccinated her this time and he gave her an anti hystimine with her tri -annual. Was this enough to delay the ongoing affects for a few weeks? I have to wonder.
    Will you PLEASE call me Dorte.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Will you PLEASE call me Dorte.....
    Oh, I thought you had settled on Michelle - sorry no offence intended!!! Just another confused moment on my behalf
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    Thanks everyone, and to Anne for the c&p, was very useful.

    Anyone here able to answer my ??? about titre tests?

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    Hi again GAG. It was a log and scary night when our foster boy was sick - especially as he already had a perfect home waiting for him! To have lost him then, after all he'd gone through to get there would have been more than heartbreaking. But he was a tough bugger.

    I think you'd have to get a vet to confirm - I can ask later in the week.

    But the titre test should show antibody levels to the desired pathogens. So for example it will show Parvovirus and an antibody level that the dog currently carries. I haven't seen the certificate they come with but there if that level is below minimum the vaccine will be recommended. Maybe if you have a look online you can find a copy of a titre test result.

    I'm assuming that a certificate is only issued if the antibody levels are of a satisfactory standard at the time of testing.


    AF - I think you might have missed a point. The point being that by vaccinating anually we could be causing more harm and stress to the immune system, thus potentially harming our dogs and leaving them weakened. So moving to fewer boosters is not necessarily neglectful or anything, but might be medically beneficial.

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    Anne I was wondering what the certificates show (assuming certs are issued), I've never seen one, so how would I know what to look for, ie does the cert indicate if the immunity levels are acceptable in terms of pass/fail.

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    I would talk to your vet!

    Our vet does a blood test once a year and checks blood sugar and a series of other things including the vaccination test, he is a firm believer that dogs are over vaccinated, our dog had been vaccinated by the RSPCA when we got her and she has had one booster, but that's all in 7 yrs.

    My best friend lost a dog to parvo, so i was very aware of vaccinations but the vet also said that in small dogs it can be hard to get the right dose and over vaccinating is really easy. I let him be my guide!

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