Animal Medical Hospital

2459 Bellevue Avenue
West Vancouver, BC V7V 1E1

(604)926-8654

www.vet.bc.ca

Titers, titer testing

n the last few years titer testing has become easier,more accurate, and more affordable. Titers are a valuable tool. Certainly they are useful when we are trying to determine whether an animal has been vaccinated before (as in the case of a stray animal with an unknown vaccine history).  We will also do titers in pets that have had appropriate vaccinations previously, but where we want to have some reassurance that the animal probably has mounted an adequate immune response. This might include cases where puppies were vaccinated at a very young age, or in a pet that might have been immunosuppressed at the time of vaccination.

We also do titers after the 3-year mark post-vaccine. The feline and canine "core" vaccines (RCP and DA2P) are guaranteed to provide immunity for at least 3 years. Beyond that, it's a bit of a guessing game. Titers can tell us whether adequate antibodies remain, and from there was basically presume immunity. Some owners are electing to do titers before boosting the vaccines, and it's hard to argue with that logic

 

 

 

 

 

Animal Medical Hospital

2459 Bellevue Avenue

West Vancouver, BC
V7V 1E1
Tel: 604-926-8654
Fax: 604-926-6839



Animal Medical Clinic on Georgia


1338 West Georgia Street

Vancouver, BC
V6E 4S2
Tel: 604-628-9699
Fax: 604-926-6839

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