I would do all the titre testing if I thought my dog was having adverse effect from the vax but so far, so good. She has much worse after effects from worming tablets.
My first 2 dogs lived till they were 17 and 15 and hardly had a sick day in their life. In Africa where rabies and other diseases were rife the family dogs were the same and again lived till ripe old ages despite the vaccinations.
I am a bit meh about the whole thing. I think in a perfect world or you have a dog that reacts adversely to vaccs you would do titres and such. For me at this time I just keep the vaccs to the minimum I can get away with on their certs, but am not going to spend heaps of money and effort (I live 150kms from my nearest vet with 6 dogs) on the whole titre thing.
Last edited by Kalacreek; 06-18-2011 at 08:30 AM.
I think if my dogs were on my big (imaginary) farm and never off it and we had no visiting disease carriers (dingos/foxes), I'd maybe reduce the rate.
But I'm in the city, we go to parks frequented by all sorts of dogs, daily, and we do dog club activities too. And we go to farms and visit.
So lots of reasons why I should keep up all the health programs I can.
My main one is fleas. I can't stand fleas or the idea that they're everywhere just waiting for a host...
I went away for a couple of months and when I came back to my house the vibrations of us returning set them off hatching and soon I was innundated with a plague of fleas, it was horrible. I had to smoke bomb the place and wash everything down in various chemical. These days I havent seen a flea for ever.
Last edited by Kalacreek; 06-18-2011 at 01:03 PM.
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