06-18-2017, 01:06 AM
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Have vaccinated tens of thousands of dogs over last 30 years... have yet had a single one die from a vaccine... though have had a dinky fraction (maybe 1 in 1000) have a minor vaccine reaction. I don't even think I have heard of any of my colleagues losing a dog from a vaccine. Must happen, I am sure, but so incredibly rare that dying from more mundane things like hit by car, cancer or old age is very like much more likely... not really anything I would be concerned about, unless your dog has had a history of a serious autoimmune disease or something related that might possibly be directly affected negatively by a vaccine.
As for titers, most boarding places in our area will not accept a vaccine titer in place of a vaccine (titers are still very controversial in terms of actually proving a dog is well protected by a vaccine)... and there is no way to get a meaningful Bordatella titer anyway (the most likely infection to result from being boarded).
If you are still worried for some reason about the vaccines, you can always hire someone to check on your pet daily in your home (very popular option in our area, though can be pretty pricey).