I've never heard of a titer test.. Is it a blood test - what is the procedure?
Lisa - I linked in here for the reading. The way I understand it is - once the puppy is vaccinated, subsequent vaccinations are a waste because antibodies from the first vaccine block vaccines.
For Distemper and Parvo, plasma cells produce antibodies and program memory cells that persist for life. I sensed they are convinced.
For Bordetella in dogs, an injectable vaccine does not provide mucosal immunity. An intranasal vaccine is now available. BUT they do not indicate if it's a lifetime immunity like for Distemper and Parvo. (I might assume that it is if it creates immunity.) Then they say it doesn't protect from infection, but would provide a lesser degree of symptoms. So I'm confused about how often this vaccine should be administered.
For Corona, they say adult dogs do not get disease from the Corona virus. So they don't need that vaccine once they're adults? Again - confused
Coincidently, I made an appointment for Duke & Daisy because they're due for thier heartworm (blood) test and vaccines. I called today to get the specifics shots due on their record.
Duke needs another Bordetella and Distemper-DHLPP-Corona
Daisy needs another Bordetella, Distemper-DHLPP-Corona & Rabies (3 yr)
I'm thinking about just doing the heartworm test for both and Rabies for Daisy. I don't want them getting what they don't need. I remember Duke having an adverse reaction to the Bordetella. He was miserable for 8-10 hours afterwards.