Most pet owners would agree that routine administration of vaccines has been an excellent control for infectious diseases. What may be debatable is (i) the duration of immunity and (ii) how frequent vaccines should be given. As much as we worry about over-vaccination, under-vaccination is also a real concern.
For dogs in Singapore, vaccines for Canine Parvovirus, Canine Distemper and Canine Adenovirus (Hepatitis) are considered core vaccines.
Canine VacciCheck Antibody Test is now available to measure the antibody levels in your dogs’ blood to determine if they require additional vaccination.
1st Dot: Positive Reference Control
2nd Dot: Canine Adenovirus Type 2
-> High level of antibodies present
-> Miko is protected against Canine Adenovirus
3rd Dot: Canine Parvovirus
-> Sufficient level of antibodies present
-> Miko is protected against Canine Parvovirus
4th Dot: Canine Distemper
-> Low level of antibodies present
-> Miko may not be protected against Canine Distemper
Upon receiving the titer test results, you and your vet can decide if your dog requires additional vaccination. The decision may depend on:
- your dog’s age
- your dog’s current state of health
- your dog’s lifestyle (e.g. whether she is mostly an indoor dog, socialises with other dogs regularly or frequents grooming and boarding facilities)
* Feline VacciCheck Antibody Test is not available at the moment.