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yearly shot clarification needed
I've been a pet owner my entire life and have been diligent about getting the yearly shots our vet required. This Forum and an article in a magazine changed that last year when we told our vet we'd be skipping the routine shots and only got the required rabies.
I've bookmarked a couple of articles with the argument for this new protocol concerning shots but they're way too long to print out and hand over to our vet. Is there some study or official protocol of a respected organization that I can print off and give to our vet? I don't mind printing off 10 pages but more than that is too easy for her to just throw away.
I'm a by-the-book person so not following the vet's requirements is out of my comfort zone. I want to make sure I'm doing this correctly.
DaniGirl is 11 and last year she did not get her shots except rabies; Bella is 5 and the same goes for her. Maybe it's my imagination but they aren't bothered by the ear scratching and tonsil problems like before--and the vet couldn't understand why both dogs had similar issues.
Question: can I go this year again without getting shots for them--and without checking titer levels?