Vaccines and Titers

Animals properly immunized against the clinically important viral diseases have sterilizing immunity that not only prevents clinical disease but also prevents infection, and only the presence of antibody can prevent infection. An animal with a positive antibody titer blood test against these viruses has sterilizing immunity and should be protected from infection. If that animal were vaccinated it would not…

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Functional Medicine

At Paws & Claws Holistic Animal Hospital, our focus and specialty is on functional medicine. Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and doctor in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional…

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