The Blood Clinic is normally held on the last Tuesday of every month.
Tim Hosken MRCVS and Senior Partner at Alma Road Veterinary Hospital comes here to the grooming parlour to draw the blood.
I then send the blood to Biobest in Glasgow for titre testing.
Titre Tests determine whether your dog currently has antibodies circulating for the diseases it was vaccinated against and whether re-vaccination is even necessary.
Many "natural feeders (BARF / Volhard)" vaccinate very infrequently, if at all. They believe that superior diets produce stronger dogs with better natural resistance. These people also use titre tests to assess the immunological status of their dogs, before making an informed decision as to whether they need to revaccinate or not.
Your vet should not recommend vaccinating more frequently than every 3 years. This RCVS (Royal Collage of Veterinary Surgeons) guideline was published in 2010 but has been public knowledge for the last 15 years.
To make you feel guilty for not vaccinating annually is simply fraud.
Remember that vaccines are not without risk and should not be given frivolously.
Please email me if you would like an appointment for the next Blood Clinic.
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Regrettably we no longer run blood to Hemopet in the USA.