Originally Posted by elisabeth_00117
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...
The last vet I had had charged $500 per test. So for me to test distemper and parvo it would have cost me $1000. No way was I going to pay that much. Since Shania had a full set of puppy shots starting at 5 months and a booster 1 year later I was fairly confident that she was protected from parvo/distemper. I only do the legally required rabies every 2 years (don't ask me why the city wants it every two years).
She went over 11 years without a vax for any but rabies and never had a problem. Was it because she had protection from the vax or because she didn't go to high risk places like vet clinics or reserves frequently? I don't know.