Vaccine questions for those who do minimal vaccines.
Curious what those who follow Dr. Dodds would do in this situation.
The vet called to remind me about flea/tick season and also that heart worm season would be soon upon us.
I know Stark is due for his rabies this year and was going to do Zefra's as well just so they were on the same schedule.
In regards to the distemper and parvo vaccine... I just found out that my "cheap place to do titers" is now $450.00 PER DOG. There is NO WAY I can justify paying $900.00 for titers for this. That is insane. It's the cheapest place around here too - trust me, I have checked within the 1.5hour radius to my home.
So, I was thinking of doing the parvo/distemper vaccine on both dogs and then not doing them EVER again...
Stark hasn't had any vaccines except rabies every 3 years since he was a puppy.
I did a titer test when he was 1 year old and he was still good, so I opted not to re-vaccinate. I checked again at 2 and he was still good so i didn't re-do it then either. I didn't bother checking last year because I knew he would need a rabie vaccine the following year and planned on doing it then. The test was about $200 then.
Zefra was vaccinated as a puppy and I had planned on titer testing her this year (at 2) for her parvo/distemper and I knew I was going to give a rabies vaccine at this time as well (1 year "early") to get her on the same schedule as Stark.
So, what would you recommend?
Do the vaccine or leave it alone and just vaccinate with rabies?
My vet is pro-vaccine and it took a long time to find a vet in this area that I was comfortable with, so I don't want to change again. The holistic vet around our area is just too far for me to drive.