A titre test is a small blood sample collected and sent to a lab to check a dog’s level of immune defenses. This test will help determine whether a dog requires annual vaccinations.
The term “titre” refers to the strength or concentration of a substance in a solution. When testing is done for titre, the blood is checked for the presence and strength of the dog’s immunological response to a viral disease. If the pet has satisfactory levels of vaccine titre, the pet is considered sufficiently immune to diseases or possesses good immunologic memory and does not need vaccination for that year.
The debate on whether or not to vaccinate your pet is considerable, and the titre test gives you, the owner and your veterinarian, the option to decide what is best for your pets.
You should do this test yearly to ensure your pet’s immunity stays satisfactory. If your pet’s immunity has fallen below adequate levels, we have the ability to increase it with the appropriate vaccine booster.
Having your dog examined by a veterinarian at least once a year is critically important for detecting, preventing and treating any diseases or other ailments as early as possible. Adding the ability to check your dog’s immunological health and custom-tailor his vaccination schedule to his actual needs will impressively help give him or her the best, happy, healthy life possible.
For more information on titre tests or other alternatives to traditional veterinary medicine, contact the Calgary Holistic Veterinary Clinic.