Titre Testing

Titre Testing

 This sheet is merely for information purposes only and in no way constitutes guidance.  Please make up your own mind and speak to your own vet.

 

We are constantly being asked questions about vaccinations we hope this information helps you make an informed choice.

 

·         How long do your dog’s vaccinations last?

·         Is there a need for annual booster vaccinations?

·         My dog was ill after his booster – is this normal?

 

Research has shown that immunity can last for at least 5 years.  An eminent USA vet, Dr Schultz’s *1, has shown dogs can have adverse reactions to over vaccination.

 

To reduce the need for over vaccinating we now have access to titre testing.

 

This sheet is merely for information purposes only and in no way constitutes guidance.  Please make up your own mind and speak to your own vet.

 

We are constantly being asked questions about vaccinations we hope this information helps you make an informed choice.

 

·         How long do your dog’s vaccinations last?

·         Is there a need for annual booster vaccinations?

·         My dog was ill after his booster – is this normal?

 

Research has shown that immunity can last for at least 5 years.  An eminent USA vet, Dr Schultz’s *1, has shown dogs can have adverse reactions to over vaccination.

 

To reduce the need for over vaccinating we now have access to titre testing.

WHAT IS TITRE TESTING?

A Titre Test (pronounced tight-er) is carried out as a blood test.  The blood is tested to see how many antibodies are in the system to fight off diseases such as distemper, parvo and leptospirosis. With the results of titre testing dogs may have the required levels of immunity in their body and not need to be vaccinated again.

 

Titre testing with our vet at Ambleside Veterinary Clinic *2 costs around £40.00.

 

Check with your insurance company to make sure your dog is still covered if it is Titre tested and not vaccinated.  From our experience we found that the insurance company was happy to pay out for illness as long as the Vet was happy for the dog not to be vaccinated, so in short..... if the vet is happy with the dogs health then the insurance company is happy too. 

 

Do your research – speak to your vet, speak to your insurance company, make your own decision.  Do not be persuaded by inaccurate information – ask your vet questions.

References

*1 Dr Ronald D Schultz has worked in the USA for over 40 years on the duration of immunity for vaccines.  If you want to know more google him and read this – dogsnaturallymagazine.com/lifelong-immunity-vets

*2 Ambleside Veterinary Clinic, 357 Ambleside Drive, Warndon, Worcester, WR4 9NG (01905 724445).