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Titer Testing Your Dog Prior To Vaccinations
I vaccinate my new pups at 8, 12 and 16 weeks. 1 year rabies at 20 weeks.
A year from last vaccination (16 week) I do a one year booster.
4 weeks later I do a 3 year rabies.
From here on out I do rabies every 3 years (as required by law in most states. Check with your state).
I also titer test for distemper and parvo 3 years after the 1 year booster.
If my dogs show an immunity to the diseases I do not vaccinate them.
So far my dogs have shown the immunity and have not had a vaccination for distemper or parvo since their 1 year booster.
Titers are a it more expensive than the vaccine but better to spend the extra money than put more poison into your dog.
Remember this: If you do not titer and your dog is covered from previous vaccines (has a full immunity) than giving another vaccination will not boost that immunity any higher. So, the vaccine was a waste of money.
Any vet that tells you to vaccinate every year is doing this for the money. Find a new vet.
If you are unsure of this 3 year protocol do a google search for Jean Dodds DVM on vaccinations.
Most vets are (and all should be) following her protocol.