Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Puppy Titer and Health Tests

Puppy titer test blood draw
Puppy Health Exam
It is that time at Stonepine Aussies...the Sash-Turner litter are almost ready to go home. But before that happens each puppy receives a blood titer test to determine their antibody levels for Parvovirus and Distemper virus.

The results of this test tell us if the puppy requires a vaccine or if the mom's maternal antibodies are still hard at work protecting the babies. This is an ongoing project to improve the immune system of our puppies with a dedication and focus on the overall health and longevity of each puppy.

The puppies were in outstanding health according to the veterinarians, probably in part due to their wonderful diet of puppy formula green tripe (www.greentripe.com); the excellent care from their mom Sash and a little help from me.

Thanks to Dr's Gwen and George for their support our  journey to breeding and raising healthy dogs!