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Maybe it is an East-West Coast difference, but I know of absolutely NO regular vets who recommend the modified protocol. ... are either too far away for me to go to them for routine stuff or don't do routine stuff. Suja

Suja
I am almost certain it is. And mark Texas down for being possibly being
10 years behind the West coast and possibly 7 behind the East.

Gwen
Who says the people that choose NOT to vaccinate are not educated in the matter?

Certainly not I if that is what you thought I was implying.

OK
I believe you should get as much knowledge as you can, and also have a vet you can have a good relationship with, same as with a human doctor.

There are a lot of vets and doctors that do not want to concede anything to the lay person.
Fortunately this too,is going by the wayside. : )
I have had the same vet since 75, and we are in tune with each other.

I probably go to the vets a lot less than most people with my own dogs, as first t hey are wicked healthy and secondly when something is wrong,I usually can fix it. : )
Actually
those who chose not to vaccinate or typically very educated as to why or why not.

Further vaccinations do get the vet more money,huh? Paulette~

Personally the more money is the last of my concerns.

Mine too. I am concerned with the health of my dogs.
Actually running titres does cost more than the vaccines.

True if you do it yearly, but like I said, now I am into the every three year mode and then some.
Gwen

Bottom line, choose your vet wisely, and not by how nice or willing he is to abide by your wishes, but because you have lots of faith in him.

Paulette~
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Maybe it is an East-West Coast difference, but I know of absolutely NO regular vets who recommend the modified protocol. And believe me, I've talked to at least a dozen vet practices in this area.

"I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives." Leo Tolstoy

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Who says the people that choose NOT to vaccinate are not educated in the matter?

I don't think that Gwen has ever said or implied that.

NO, you are right. I just g et lots of people thinking if you do not do the yearly vaccines than you are doing a disservice to your dog and also you are trying to save money,and hurting your dog because of such.
I think that like me, she likes to build concensus. It is important to me that the vet and I ... I needed it, or come home to take care of my dog if necessary although that is not standard procedure).

Again while it is super to have a vet that will be there for you at all times, it is also very important that they know what to do in emergency situations.

I have known too many butcher vets. Emotion: sad
If the vet and I can't be rational and adult and have discussions about my dog's health issues, I'll just find one who can.

Well, one of the vets that I had kicked out of town was VERY NICE and OH SO OBLIGING.
What's the point of having a vet if you're doing all the thinking? Suja

Hmm well for me, I want to know what the answer is and what is up in many situations,even though I am going to an expert, as they can and do make mistakes.
Paulette~
The EAST coast has been behind the WEST coast for sure in this area.

Always has been more or less. And if you think the East coast is behind you ought to visit Texas, Louisianna and the likes.

No thanks. : )
Definitely behind when it comes to this sort of thing. Sad but true.

Really? Here I will take dogs in without vaccinations as long as I have seen the titer report.
as well. That require proof of all vaccines and be up to date. But yes they are starting to recognize titres.

GOOD!
I do not know of ANY here that will accept a dog,without a recent titer. Paulette~

Not here either. Not a chance and many won't even acknowledge that.

Yes, I have known some in the dog world that don't even know of such.
Yet another one of those demographic differences for sure. Gwen

I guess.
Paulette~
Here they do thankfully.
Last year though was the first year.
And believe me, I've talked to at least a dozen vet practices in this area. The ones that do are holistic vets, and are either too far away for me to go to them for routine stuff or don't do routine stuff.

Hmm
the

Well that's where I am an odd duck.
Paulette~
My vets have completely changed their approach. No combination vaccines. Each one is evaluated according to risks. Risks are evaluated by species, breed, age, and environments the animal encounters. The big surprise to me was rabies. Rabies is not required* in cats and my vet recommended against giving it to mine who are *always indoors. If they even just escape occasionally then they give it. Hmmm - I suppose temperament must be part of the evaluation too as even an indoor cat that bites will be killed if there is no rabies vaccine. Risk balancing is a touchy business. Not everyone will make the same choices.

My Nox kitty is 11 and we decided
to vaccinate, not titer, for two things (don't remember which) but the vet commented that those are likely the last vaccines she will get.

Diane Blackman
"I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the ... to colleagues, proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives."

I'll give in and ask for that simple explanation. Have theories on which simple explanation you think applies here (profit motive for example), but don't quite know if that's what you meant.

Suja
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