What is a titre?
A titre is a blood test that tells us how much antibody a dog has to protect them against a certain virus. A certain level of antibody is needed for a dog to be protected from getting sick from the virus.
Who might benefit from a titre?
Any dog with an unknown vaccination history, or one who hasn't had a booster in recent years. Any dog who is in for an annual wellness exam and might be due for a vaccine. Any puppy who has completed their puppy vaccines, just to make sure they had a normal response to vaccination. Any dog who has had a vaccine reaction previously, or who has an illness that prevents them from being vaccinated. There is no downside to checking a titre!
How can I get a titre test for my dog?
Make an appointment by calling 604-945-4949. We'll make you an appointment with one of our veterinarians, who can arrange for the titre to be run in hospital.
*Rabies vaccination cannot be substituted with a titre.