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post #7 of (permalink) Old 04-08-2014, 12:55 PM
RubyTuesday
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Nope. Not anywhere worth it, unless you have a distemper outbreak in your area - even then, titer first.
Absolutely. IF you're in Iowa there's an excellent chance your dog has been exposed repeatedly through the years. In the absence of vaccinations those exposures 're-immunize' & simply further reduce the need for annual distemper shots. My previous vet (now retired*sob*) advised against doing em after the initial 2 or 3 almost 20 yrs ago. I never get them even on my seniors but I'd consult the vet if my dogs had chronic health problems or wonky immune systems.
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