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When & Why to Vaccinate or Titer Test Your Patient?

When & Why to Vaccinate or Titer Test Your Patient?

Over 50 years ago now, my friend and colleague, Prof. Ron Schultz, and I were the only two people saying we were over-vaccinating pets. I was called irresponsible in public at a large veterinary conference because others were unwilling to...

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Titer Testing in Animal Shelters: It Saves Lives!

Titer Testing in Animal Shelters: It Saves Lives!

Using titer testing is a valuable investment for shelters to quickly identify, and manage the spread of infectious disease such as Parvovirus, Distemper and Panleukopenia. Prompt identification of these diseases simply helps save resources, time...

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VacciCheck for Disease Detection

VacciCheck for Disease Detection

A vet, having encountered a large number of kittens suspected of Panleukopenia (FPV), approached us at Biogal. The kittens in question were of a private home cattery. The owner noticed that two of the kittens were in a very poor … Read the...

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Titer Testing in Puppies

Titer Testing in Puppies

Most puppies are vaccinated several times at 6, 9 and 12 weeks, as it is known that maternally derived antibodies can cause a vaccination to fail.  However, is that sufficient?  How do you know whether your dog is protected? Pups … Read...

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How to Avoid FIP in Your Cat

How to Avoid FIP in Your Cat

Introducing a pedigree kitten who has not been tested for FCoV antibodies to your existing cats is playing Russian roulette with their lives I recently heard about a lady who had seven cats and who introduced a new purebred kitten … Read...

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Immune Response Validation Can Be a Life Saver!

Immune Response Validation Can Be a Life Saver!

Tommy, a 5 month old mixed breed dog, has been adopted from a dog shelter and was considered fully vaccinated with all core-vaccines components: Canine Parvo Virus (CPV), Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) and Canine Adeno Virus (CAV), according to the...

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Is your dog immunised? Or just vaccinated?

Is your dog immunised? Or just vaccinated?

My journey to the alternative healthcare model, interestingly began with my late Miniature Bull Terrier, Molly’s Titre Test in 2008. Back then, before in-house Titre Tests like VacciCheck were available, a Titre Test was not only expensive, but...

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Ending our dogs over-vaccination

Ending our dogs over-vaccination

Since the early 1990s, through my organisation, Canine Health Concern, and through articles, books, and lectures, I’ve been working to end the over-vaccination of our dogs. It has been a long, slow, process because, at first, neither dog owners...

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