Yearly Vaccination - How to handle

KaminiJ

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Hi friends, Chia is 1 year and 2 months pug - female, spayed. We used to exclusively see an allopathic vet (Banfield) that gave her all the regular full-dose vaccines when she was a baby (Rabies, DAPP, Leptospirosis, Bordetella).

Now that she's coming up on her second round, we hope to go about it differently. Especially given existing health concerns around liver/bladder stones, folliculitis, and UTI / MRSA causing incontinence during sleep). Currently BEAM is great - lots of energy, eating all her food, loves all people and dogs, happy girl. In the past she has had problems with BEAM and has had doses of hepar sulph (~March) and silica (~June). She takes Aminavast and l-glutamine daily, no other medicine.

Here is what one LA-based homeopathic vet recommended, hoping to get your distinguished opinion on this or other options:
  • Annual IDEXX Vaccine titer test ($416) - rabies, bordatella, parvo, distemper, influenza
  • Homeopathic Nosode vaccines if necessary (around $35 each x 5)
OR
  • Regular vaccines as covered by Banfield, one vaccine per month, vitamin A and vitamin C protocol between months (around $50, possibly weekly)
 

Dr. Jeff

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Hi Kamini-

Does Chia go to a boarding kennel or groomer who "requires" any vaccine other than rabies?

I ask because she may not even need the vaccine titer (unless you want "proof" of antibodies).

The majority of her immune response called innate immunity is not measured using titers.

 

KaminiJ

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@Dr. Jeff good question, no she does not. We tend to groom her ourselves, and only leave her with a neighborhood friend. No kennels.

Based on what you've shared, it sounds like we don't need to conduct a titer or further vaccination at this time.
 

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