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Would you like to eliminate the need to unnecessarily vaccinate ?

Would you like to eliminate the need to unnecessarily vaccinate and confirms the level of antibody presence to ensure that your dog has adequate protection ?


1.- we test the dog

2.- we monitor serological status

3.- we don´t vaccinate dogs who maintain protective antibodies


The routine administration of vaccines in dogs has been one of the most significant factors in the consistent reduction of serious canine infectious diseases. This approach has resulted in excellent disease control for infections that were once considered important causes of morbidity and mortality.

Although all veterinarians agree vaccines are necessary, the frequency in which they’re given is debated.

Veterinarians need to administer the rabies vaccine as defined by law, but other core vaccines for canine distemper virus (CDV), parvovirus (CPV-2) , canine adenovirus-2 (CAV) and others, are administered more often than necessary.

Vaccines are largely safe, and are intended to improve the health and welfare of animals, but when problems do occur and the animal didn’t even need the vaccine, that’s unacceptable. More puppies and kittens need to be vaccinated with the core vaccines because there are many that never get vaccinated. It is known that dogs often maintain protective antibody to CDV, CPV-2, and CAV-1, (from vaccination with CAV-2)

In order to ensure the existence of duration of immunity, titer testing may be used.

For canine core vaccines there is excellent correlation between the presence of antibody and protective immunity and there is long DOI for these products.

Antibody tests can be used to demonstrate the DOI after vaccination with core vaccines. Therefore, when antibody is present there should not be a need to revaccinate the dog for the specific disease being tested. If antibody titer is absent (irrespective of the serological test used) the dog should be revaccinated unless there is a medical basis for not so doing

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References:Ronald D. Schultz, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, Professor and Chair, Department of Pathobiological Sciences School of Veterinary Medicine – University of Wisconsin-Madison