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Titer testing

Discussion in 'General Health' started by Piper's mom, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. Cara Sandler

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    I can only repeat what I have said here many times before. The veterinary profession, greatly to its credit (and in contrast to human medicine) realized that we were vaccinating more than necessary, especially since *due to diligent vaccination efforts* these diseases are not commonly seen any more, and voluntarily have cut WAY back. Since the 'every dog every shot every year' days , between extended protocols and 'core' vs 'optional' programs determined for the individual patient, we probably give about 20% of the vaccines we were giving in the 1990s.
    Sure, I can titer if an owner insists, but really, one vaccine every three years is not onerous, unreasonable, or in the great majority of cases any health threat to the dog. So I think that the arguments that veterinarians are giving way too many unnecessary vaccinations just to make money, or that titering is necessary if you care about your dog's health, are not realistic.
     
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  3. Cara Sandler

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    This ^^^^^^^^
     

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