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Antibody Blood Testing Can Reduce the Dangers of Over Vaccinating

Frequently, vaccinating a dog or cat against multiple  bacterial and viral disease threats can result in a hypersensitive immune system that can lead  to allergies, auto-immune disorders, and  acute vaccine reactions.  For these reasons  it is best to vaccinate your pet against only those diseases that the animal is at high risk of being exposed to.     To further reduce the frequency of vaccination I recommend a yearly blood test that measures your pet’s antibody levels to see if they are at a  protective against Canine Distemper, Parvo, and Panleukopenia and Rhinotracheitis.    If the titers turn out to be low then vaccinating or boostering is indicated.  However, if the titer is within a protective range then no vaccine need be given .   Unfortunately, most municipalities or boarding and grooming facilites will not accept Rabies titers as proof of protection.

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