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That's awesome that your vet is up to date and with it! Mine didn't suggest the titers but when I mentioned wanting to do them, she was all for it too. She sends booster reminders every three year as recommended by AAHA guidelines. It's funny how the guidelines have finally changed to every 3 years but most vets still send annual vaccine booster reminders...


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Ok I know that Lady and Prince (as of today) have a three year rabies now and a three year distemper. Assuming a good titer test, am I right that I would still need rabies every three years? And that the titer is every year?
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Ok I know that Lady and Prince (as of today) have a three year rabies now and a three year distemper. Assuming a good titer test, am I right that I would still need rabies every three years? And that the titer is every year?
Rabies, by law, every 3 years is required. My vet said I should titer every 3-4 years, so while it cost more than vaccines, you don't need to do them every year. Also, if u join something like a dog park, they may require a titer within the past year or if you go to a groomer. But if you aren't flying, grooming, joining dog parks, ect, then I would wait 3-4 years.


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Ok I know that Lady and Prince (as of today) have a three year rabies now and a three year distemper. Assuming a good titer test, am I right that I would still need rabies every three years? And that the titer is every year?
As for rabies- in the United States you must vaccinate every three years. In some places, you can titer instead. It depends on local regulations.

For parvo and distemper- I plan on titering every 3-5 years. I don't think it is necessary to do more often than that.


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I wanted to add, since you did a 3 year combo vaccine, I would wait 3 years to titer them since technically they are covered for 3 years per the vaccine.


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I wanted to add, since you did a 3 year combo vaccine, I would wait 3 years to titer them since technically they are covered for 3 years per the vaccine.


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Thank you all for this info, better late than never for sure. I am going to mention this to my vet. Right now both are up to date for 2 or more years.
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OK...I'm confused with the posts. Do you guys do shots when they are 1 year old or not? I really like to avoid as much as I can. Star started twitching for a few days after she got the last one and to me it was unnecessary!! It scared me and my husband.

I have to go to a new vet for next year rabies and checkup for sure, I dont care if its a long drive.
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OK...I'm confused with the posts. Do you guys do shots when they are 1 year old or not? I really like to avoid as much as I can. Star started twitching for a few days after she got the last one and to me it was unnecessary!! It scared me and my husband.

I have to go to a new vet for next year rabies and checkup for sure, I dont care if its a long drive.
It's debatable, some do while others titer. Leo had his puppy shots and he will be due for his 1 year shots this spring some time but instead I will titer. I've read different opinions from vets in books, and came to the conclusion to titer before doing boosters, bc if u did the puppy ones, they should have positive titers.


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OK Thanks Zorana. I think I'll just titer instead of the first year. I dont want to lose another dog too soon.
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