It is linked more to rainfall in most places but yes warm and wet weather can set it off.
Originally Posted by HiRollerlabs
Pfizer actually guarantees the DOI on their lepto vaccines to be 15 months; they are labeled for annual boosters, but I think the quality of immunity is getting better with that vaccine. The guarantee is only valid if the vaccine is given by a licensed veterinarian. When I was in Kansas, there was TONS of lepto in the area. It just really depends on where you're located, but I would imagine most of the dogs whose owners frequent this forum are at least moderate risk by the nature of what they do.
I think lyme is really dependent on your area. I still vaccinate mine annually because we frequent the tri-state area. I'm fortunate that I've never had a Lyme + dog (out of a group of 10- so pretty small) even when I lived in a high risk area; I credit the vaccine to that.
I booster rabies and DAPP every 3 years. I don't believe in titers. Just because my dog's titer is adequate today does not mean that its adequate in a month.
Natalie Fraser, DVM
Home to my heart dog, Hudson:
Am/Can Ch. Marshyhope's Satisfaction, CGC, WC, CDX, RE, JH
The authority on this is Ronald Schultz at the Univer. of Wisconsin. He doesn't vaccinate after the second puppy round and doesn't do the first round until 8 weeks of age.
He has done decades of research on vaccines and immunity.
Last edited by SpinRetriever; 05-26-2013 at 08:34 PM.