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Old 01-15-2014, 10:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How do you make sure you understand what the titer test is saying? Please help
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by maltese manica View Post
How do you make sure you understand what the titer test is saying? Please help
I would ask your Vet to explain the levels of it.
As they are best at reading tests and making sense of their labs.
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Janene, our vet was able to do it right in his office and had the results while we were still there. It is a blood test, and it just says if the level of antibodies are sufficient for immunity. It is pretty simple.
If the levels are sufficient, you are all set and don't need to vaccinate.
If the levels are not sufficient, you can then decide whether or not to vaccinate depending on your own circumstances and the risks.
Here is a link with some basics: Titer Testing: A Crash Course | Truth4Pets

I have always been told that vaccines are only for healty dogs. With Babinka's special heart, I would definitely discuss the risk of vaccines in detail with your vet if you haven't already.

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