Young animals are like children; it’s a never-ending job keeping them safe and happy. Vaccinations are the best weapon against many viral and bacterial infections, preventing deadly diseases like canine parvovirus and rabies. Vaccinations are most important while your pet is still a puppy or kitten, when their young immune systems are still developing and need protection to stay healthy. Vaccinations are vital to pet health and should be administered to every animal.
A Circle L Animal Hospital veterinarian will help you with every step of the vaccination process, including:
- Pet examination and introductory vaccinations
- Necessary booster shots
- Vaccine education
Vaccine Titer Testing
Vaccine titer testing provides a natural approach to vaccinations. While vaccines are crucial for protecting your pet, sometimes side effects can occur if they are given too frequently.
Vaccine titer testing allows your Circle L veterinarian to check the efficacy of your pet’s last vaccine. With this testing, we can see if a previously administered vaccine is still working to protect your pet.
Titers measure antibodies found in the blood. So, with titer testing, we can accurately determine if your pet has enough antibodies to protect against specific diseases. A high count means your pet is adequately protected and does not need further vaccination at that time. A low count means your pet probably needs to be revaccinated to be fully protected against that disease.
Titer tests can be used to prove immunity against parvovirus, distemper and adenovirus. However, since rabies vaccines are required by law, your pet will always need to have a current rabies vaccine, regardless of titer test results.
Titer testing helps you make fully informed decisions regarding your pet’s care, and we’re proud to provide this progressive option to you at Circle L Animal Hospital.
Keep your family member safe by scheduling their vaccinations at Circle L Animal Hospital today.