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๐Ÿ’‰ Vaccicheck provides antibody titre testing for dogs and cats to check their immunity against the diseases that we vaccinate against. By using Vaccicheck we can ensure that our pets are vaccinated sufficiently, but don’t receive more vaccines than they need. The test involves taking a small blood sample from your pet, this is then sent off to an external laboratory for testing.

Vaccicheck for Dogs

๐Ÿถ We can test for antibody titres against Distemper, Hepatitis and Parvovirus and these levels show the level of immunity well. Vaccicheck can be used in the following ways:

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  • In puppies to ensure that they have responded appropriately to their initial vaccination course (usually tested 4 weeks after the 16 week vaccination)
  • In older dogs to assess whether they need their booster vaccination against these diseases (usually tested annually starting 3 years after their 1 year vaccination)
  • In dogs who have previously had a reaction to a vaccination, on immunosuppressive medication or have an immune-mediated disease to weigh up the risks and benefits of vaccinations more accurately.

๐Ÿถ Vaccicheck is not available to test for protection to leptospirosis as it is known that the vaccination does not provide protection for longer than 12-18 months. Annual vaccination is highly recommended against leptospirosis for all dogs.

Vaccicheck for Cats

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๐Ÿฑ We can test for antibody titres against Feline Parvovirus/Panleukopaenia and this level shows the level of immunity well. Vaccicheck can be used in the following ways:

  • In kittens to ensure that they have responded appropriately to their initial vaccination course (usually tested 4 weeks after the 16 week vaccination)
  • In older cats to assess whether they need their booster vaccination against this diseases (usually tested annually starting 3 years after their 1 year vaccination)
  • In cats who have previously had a reaction to a vaccination, on immunosuppressive medication or have an immune-mediated disease to weigh up the risks and benefits of vaccinations more accurately.

๐Ÿฑ Antibody levels do not give an accurate idea about protection against cat flu or feline leukaemia virus. Cats at risk of feline leukaemia need a vaccination against this every 3 years. Cats at high risk of cat flu (going into cattery, multi-cat household, outdoor cats) should receive annual vaccinations against this. Indoor-only cats may only need vaccinations every 3 years.