ALWAYS TITER YOUR PET FIRST BEFORE OVER-VACCINATING!
“Vaccinosis, the name for the chronic disease, is caused by continued use of vaccines. These symptoms mimic the original disease in parts.
Vaccines have achieved many important benefits for companion animals, however, after spending many years monitoring the results of vaccinosis, those in the animal healthcare field now have a duty to re-examine and improve the current vaccine protocols for the health and safety of their patients. This is especially true for animals with compromised immune systems, since vaccines represent one more stressor that could prove to be the tipping point between health and disease.
Side effects from dog vaccinations can occur anywhere from instantly up to several weeks or months later. Vaccines can even cause susceptibility to chronic diseases that appear much later in a dog’s life.” – Dr. Jean Dodds, world-renowned veterinarian immunologist.
WHAT IS A TITER TEST?
A titer test (pronounced tight-errr) is a laboratory or in-house veterinary test measuring the existence and level of antibodies (necessary to fight off disease) in your pet’s blood. Basically, it’s a test that will tell you whether or not you actually need to vaccinate your pet.
It’s also super useful when making a decision about vaccinating a pet with an unknown vaccination history, or for determining if pets have received immunity from vaccination.