|04-08-2014 03:26 PM|
|GSDAlphaMom||No, my dogs last shots are their 1yr boosters (other than the law required rabies every 3 yrs).|
|04-08-2014 02:40 PM|
|Bridget||Thanks everyone. I will definitely discuss this with my vet and consider titers or nothing instead.|
|04-08-2014 01:55 PM|
|04-08-2014 01:18 PM|
Just get a titer test. And if vet tries to charge in the 1-200$ range - find a new vet. This should be a nominal charge in the $40 range
In fact if your vet still subscribes to annual shots may be time to look elsewhere.
|04-08-2014 12:43 PM|
Thanks, Peggy Bissett, "Peggy's Mountain," you were the greatest teacher a young man could ever ask for... The hours of instruction were greatly appreciated... RIP....
|04-08-2014 12:37 PM|
|Wild Wolf||Nope. Not anywhere worth it, unless you have a distemper outbreak in your area - even then, titer first. I assume you have been vaccinating all the dog's life on a schedule? If so, the titer test will confirm immunity is still high.|
|04-08-2014 12:35 PM|
|wolfy dog||I don't give them any more shots after their puppy shots and after they show a positive titer a year later.|
|04-08-2014 12:27 PM|
|Jax08||NO! Read the AAHA guidelines. If she's been vaccinated every year then she's already over vaccinated.|
|04-08-2014 12:23 PM|
Does my 12 year old need a distemper shot?
My dogs have always had their immunizations on the traditional schedule, as recommended by our vet. I have been reading often lately that most dogs are being way over immunized. I take Heidi to the vet next week; she is 12 years old. Should I question whether she needs the distemper shot?
I think our vet's belief is that it is really just a very few dogs that get sick from the shots and comparing that to the grievousness of the diseases, that it is worth the risk. I should add that Heidi has never had a bad reaction to immunizations. But I am starting to wonder...