Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SF Bay Area
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 3 Times in 3 Posts
Maddie's vet is a very "traditional" vet that sends a reminder card for yearly vaccinations. But I called and said I wanted titers done. I was surprised, as she said, "sure, no problem". She did the titers, they showed that Maddie was still immune (she'll be 3 in July), and then told me I wouldn't need to have them repeated for 2 years. A neighbor of mine who is a vet said her Aussies still show immunity after 9 years of age with no vaccinations after the 1st year booster. I have to have titers done for therapy work with Maddie, but have had no problem with them being accepted. I think more vets are becoming educated and open minded about this. If Maddie's vet had refused, I would have found another vet.
Do make sure that your dog has its puppy shots and 1st year booster. After that, you can just check the titers. I would be surprised if they didn't still show immunity. Rabies has to be done in California every 3 years, so we still do that.
Jeanne (Mom to Maddie)