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Looking for opinions.
Our vet is really pushing the Lyme Vaccine on us. We do live in a pretty tick heavy area (Upstate NY/Vermont) and we do hike often.
Our trainer, who is a breeder and owns 7 of her own dogs, competes in obedience and agility told us it is a pointless vaccine. She said that it is not effective and that dogs can still get lyme even after being vaccinated. She has had dogs test positive for lyme and always treats them with a course of Doxy even if the dogs are asymptomatic.
So, I am wondering if we should vaccinate Denver or not. I am really more on the side of minimal vaccines and I plan to titer when the time comes. Does the lyme vaccine work? He is on flea/tick preventative and we have found 4 ticks so far just crawling on him even hours after we come inside. None have bitten him/latched on.
Any help/opinions would be appreciated!