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How VacciCheck Antibody Titer Test Helps Shelter Dogs Featured on Fox40

Should every dog that enters an animal shelter automatically receive a Distemper combination (DA2PPV) vaccination? Such is a common practice, but it’s not always needed to promote their immunity to Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvovirus, and Parainfluenza.

If a dog’s antibody levels are “protective”, then providing a Distemper combination vaccination isn’t necessary and potential health consequences associated with vaccine-associated immune stimulation can be prevented.

The use of The Spectrum Group’s VacciCheck rapid antibody titer test for Distemper, Adenovirus, and Parvovirus to help prevent over-vaccination of shelter dogs was recently profiled on Fox40 Sacramento Stockton Modesto. See the full video here: Get Your Pet Vaccinated

Do you antibody titer your dog instead of giving a vaccination just because you receive a card in the mail that says a vaccination is scheduled to be boosted?

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