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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-31-2013, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Excellent article Dave thanks for the info. I believe my bichon who died from lymphoma was over vaccinated. he always had some type of reaction lethargy, itching, reaction at the site. Finally at age 9 I put my foot down and with the urgency from Sabine and Dr. Dodds (I showed the letter from Dr. Dodds) to my vet that he should never ever receive any more vaccines. Someday when I get a Havanese I will only get the minimum and do titers. A sad lesson to learn but my little guy will live on into my new buddy someday.
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excellent story, thanks for sharing. Hugs

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Can anyone give me a roundabout figure of about how much titers cost? I always vaccinated my previous dog yearly and on schedule but I'm definitely having second thoughts with my little Indy. Over vaccination does worry me (dogs and people), and while I've never had a dog (or kid ) have a bad reaction, it all just seems so unnecessary.

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Jen per Dr. Dodds website she charges $75 for the titer. You would have the vet draw the blood and then send it to her. Check out her website for further details on how to do it. I think it is worth it.
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My vet said it is cheaper to give the shots to the dogs... Titers cost money and general public are not willing to pay $75+ for titers. Lots of people are NOT aware that titers can be done.



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I would look for a vet that did the titers in house. My vet does. He only charges $48 to titer for distemper and parvo.


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Any opinions on how long to space rabies vac and neuter?

We wanted to hold off on giving the rabies shot as long as possible, and assumed it would be okay to neuter our dog and then get the rabies shot a few weeks later. Apparently this is not allowed due to legal issues. So, we had to give him the rabies shot and reschedule the neutering. Our pup will be seven months old next week. Should we wait two or three weeks for the neuter? He did not react to the rabies so far at least. We only did two rounds of puppy shots spaced three to four weeks apart.

It's frustrating to feel like you have to battle every time you go to the vet about this vaccine thing. I have a holistic vet to go to but she does not do any surgeries. Our conventional vet is not too bad - he will do titers etc. but you have to state your position. He doesnt suggest it.
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it's like buying a twenty five year shingle and replacing your roof every five years. JMO

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Jen per Dr. Dodds website she charges $75 for the titer. You would have the vet draw the blood and then send it to her. Check out her website for further details on how to do it. I think it is worth it.
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I see that Dr. Dodds charges $50 for Distemper & Parvo which I assume means both on www.hemopet.com which is waaay better than I used to pay years ago at the vet which was almost $100 per titer.

On the Hav rescue list, someone gave us info on www.vaccicheck.com that sounds like it would seriously lower the cost for vets to do complete titers in their office. It was said that the vets would pay about $20 per titer (not verified) and the results are given in 20 minutes. Check out the website, print out the flyer and ask your vet about it. I sure plan to talk to my vet about it, it would make such a difference to our dogs.
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