For those who choose to vaccinate (more & more say NO to all vaccines), the latest recommendation from homeopathic/natural vets & veterinary immunologists, is “one and done”…they advise waiting until the dog or cat is 16-22 weeks old before any vaccination; give only 1 vaccine at a time (parvovirus only, then distemper only) – NO combination vaccines like DHPP; wait at least 4 weeks between each vaccination (longer is better if you can). The parvovirus vaccine is often given first, with the distemper vaccine given 4-8 weeks after that….all at 1/4 dose. Rabies is best given after 1 year of age, if possible. If not, 6 months of age is the youngest age recommended as this is when their immune system matures. The longer you can wait, the better. All vaccines are given 1 at a time & apart from anything else (grooming, dental, surgery, etc). You don’t want to stress the immune system at the same time it’s being inundated with any vaccine.
Dr. Ron Schultz also advises “one & done”. He’s a world-famous veterinary immunologist (immune system specialist) & is considered to be THE expert in this field & the most knowledgeable. He’s 1 of the veterinary immunologists conducting the Rabies Challenge Study. If vaccinating, give ONLY 1 vaccine of these for a lifetime; at least 1 month apart, starting at age 16 to 22 weeks of age, 1/4 dose only; each vaccine done separately – parvo, distemper, rabies. NO other vaccines; NO boosters or repeat vaccinations are needed when vaccinated at 16 weeks or older. There is NO scientific proof that refutes this. If you cannot find parvo & distemper as separate vaccines; Intervet Progard Puppy contains parvo & distemper together. Again – only 1/4 dose for dogs/cats, no matter what their size. Remember, ALL vaccines cause harm & brain inflammation; there is no safe vaccine.
DISTEMPER (MLV – means modified live virus)
Initial (e.g. Intervet Progard Puppy 16-20 weeks & up is best. Another distemper vaccine is NOT needed if the pup was 16 weeks or more at the time of the first vaccine.
Re-Administration Interval: None needed.
Duration of immunity 7.5 / 15 years by studies. Probably lifetime. Longer studies pending. Comments: Can have numerous negative effects, especially when given too young 10 weeks & younger.
Initial (e.g. Intervet Progard Puppy 16-20 weeks & up is best. Another parvovirus vaccine is NOT needed if the pup was 16 weeks or more at the time of the first vaccine.
Re-Administration Interval: None needed.
Duration of immunity 7.5 years by studies. Probably lifetime. Longer studies pending. Comments: At 6 weeks of age, only 30% of puppies are protected but 100% are exposed to the virus at the vet clinic. Keep pups inside at home when very young. Numerous negative effects are likely when given too young (10 weeks or under) but it also happens at any age.
RABIES (killed virus)
Never give under 6 months of age. Natural & homeopathic vets advises to wait until the dog is 1 year old or more for this first rabies vaccine if you can. Do NOT give with any other vaccine, drug, treatment, procedure, or surgery. Give at least 8 weeks after any other vaccine or treatment/surgery. Conventional veterinary protocol for the rabies vaccine is: 1 year after the dog received their initial rabies vaccine, give a killed 3 year rabies vaccine (give at least 4 weeks after Distemper/Parvo; 8 weeks is better).
Re-Administration Interval: 3 yr. vaccine by regulation in California; never give to any animal with a health condition. Get a vaccine exemption letter from vet to give to local animal control if you license your dog. Vaccine instructions from the manufacturers state they are ONLY to be given to healthy animals. There is NO difference between the 1 yr & the 3 yr varieties; yet the first rabies vaccine is only given a 1 yr effective label.
VACCINES NOT RECOMMENDED FOR DOGS!
DISTEMPER & PARVO @ 9 weeks or younger
Not recommended. At this age, maternal antibodies from the mothers milk (colostrum) will neutralize the vaccine and only 30% of puppies will be protected. 100% will be exposed to the virus at the vet clinic.
1.) Disease only affects dogs <6 weeks of age; 2.) Rare disease: TAMU has seen only one case in seven years. 3.) Mild self-limiting disease; 4.) Efficacy of the vaccine is questionable. 5. It's impossible for a dog over 6 wks of age to contract Corona virus (proven by a vaccine study). LEPTOSPIROSIS Not recommended 1) An average of only 12 cases are reported annually in California; 2) Negative effects very common. 3) Most commonly used vaccine contains the wrong serovars. There is no cross-protection of serovars. There is a new vaccine with 2 new serovars. Two vaccinations twice per year would be required for protection; 4) Risks far outweigh benefits. LYME Not recommended 1) Low risk in California; 2) 85% of cases are in 9 New England states & Wisconsin; 3) Possible negative effect of polyarthritis from whole cell bacterin. 4) Risks outweigh possible benefit. BORDATELLA (Intranasal) (killed) Only recommended 3 days prior to boarding when required. - Protects against only 2 of the possible 8+ causes of kennel cough. Duration of immunity 6 months. If you must give this, use the intranasal type, not the vaccination. GIARDIA Not recommended - Efficacy of vaccine unsubstantiated by independent studies. Perform a vaccine antibody titer test for distemper & parvovirus 1 month to 1 year after the dog received the vaccine for these diseases. A titer test is done using a sample of the animal's blood. If you vaccinate for rabies virus according to the law it can ONLY be given to healthy animals. When an animal has a health condition (ANY health condition, including fleas/ticks/pests, diarrhea, cough, tummy upset, etc), a written vaccine exemption waiver needs to be obtained from the primary care veterinarian. In that case, a rabies antibody titer can also be performed to accompany the waiver request. See www.rabieschallengefund.org. PRINCIPLES OF IMMUNITY - "Dogs and cats immune systems mature fully at 6 months. If a modified live virus (MLV) vaccine is given after 6 months of age, it produces a protection which is good for the life of the pet (i.e: canine distemper, parvo, feline distemper). If another MLV vaccine is given a year later, the antibodies from the first vaccine neutralize the antigens of the second vaccine and there is little or no effect. The titer is not "boosted" nor are more memory cells induced." If your dog or cat was vaccinated at any time after 6 months of age, it does NOT need more vaccines; it has lifetime protection. Not only are annual boosters for parvo, distemper & the other modified live vaccines (MLV) unnecessary, they subject the pet to potential risks of allergic reactions & immune-mediated hemolytic anemia. "There is NO scientific documentation to back up label claims for 1, 3 or 5 year administration of MLV vaccines." Puppies receive antibodies through their mother's milk. This natural protection can last 8-14 weeks. Puppies & kittens should NOT be vaccinated at LESS than 8 weeks. Maternal immunity will neutralize the vaccine and little protection (0-38%) will be produced. Vaccination at 6 weeks will, however, delay the timing of the first highly effective vaccine. Vaccinations given 2 weeks apart suppress rather than stimulate the immune system. Parvo & distemper vaccines are best/safer given at 16-22 weeks; 1/4 dose only. Dr. Dodds has stated that vaccines are made 10 times stronger than necessary. A vaccination given any time after 16 weeks of age provides lifetime protection. Pfizer performed an interesting field study in 1996 where they split vaccinated puppies into 2 groups. Group A received a single vaccination at 12 weeks & Group B received a first vaccine between 8 to 10 weeks, & a second at 12 weeks. When titers were measured, 100% of the puppies vaccinated once at 12 weeks were protected whereas only 94% of the puppies in Group B were protected – despite receiving 2 vaccines as opposed to 1. It appears that the second vaccine can interfere with the first vaccine. So vaccinating your puppy twice not only doubles his risk for adverse vaccine reactions, it appears to make vaccination less effective overall. Rabies is given separately when the dog is about 1 year old using the mercury free vaccine - all at 1/4 dose & separate from any other procedure. We run a titer test to check on the dog's immunity for all 3 vaccines (2 months to 1 year from when they received the vaccine we're testing for). If it shows any immune response, the vaccine was properly processed & the dog has immunity - that's it for their entire lifetime. There is NO scientific proof that repeat vaccination is needed or effective. There is NO scientific proof that vaccines are safe. Most people – & many conventional vets – mistakenly believe it takes more than 1 vaccination to create immunity in a puppy. This simply isn’t true. It only takes 1 vaccine to not only protect a puppy, but to protect him for life. After more than 40 years of testing immunity in thousands of dogs, Dr. Ronald Schultz (veterinary immunologist) has come to the following conclusion: “Only 1 dose of the modified-live canine ‘core’ vaccine, when administered at 16 weeks or older, will provide long lasting (many years to a lifetime) protection in a very high percentage of animals.” That very high percentage is nearly 100% (see http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/3-puppy-vaccination-mistakes-too-early-too-often-too-much/). Dogs vaccinated at age 16 weeks & older, NEVER need another vaccination. If you're concerned that an animal doesn't have immunity, have a titer test performed. This is recommended to be done 4-8 weeks after the dog received the vaccine you're checking on (distemper & parvo for 1 test; rabies for a separate titer test). It can be done at any time during their life if you have no vaccine history on the animal. This test will show you what immunity the animal has & only needs to be performed once during their lifetime if the results show the animal has ANY level of immune response. This will prove the vaccine was properly processed & the dog has lifetime coverage, so it never needs re-vaccination. Dr. Jean Dodds does titer tests for the lowest price we've found. Blood can be drawn by your vet, then taken or mailed to her office at: Dr. Jean Dodds - 11561 Salinaz Avenue, Garden Grove, CA 92843. Her phone number for this office is: Hemopet at 714-891-2022. Call for info on how to submit blood for a titer test; it needs to be kept cold. The email address is email@example.com. You'll save more money running the titer test once than re-vaccinating repeatedly & your animal will have better health, a longer life, a stronger immune system & less brain inflammation. There is now a 20 minute test that can be performed at your vet's clinic to determine if your dog has proper vaccine immunity levels for hepatitis, distemper & parvovirus. The results will tell you if your dog does or does not need to be vaccinated for these 3 diseases. The company is working on a similar test for rabies; currently it takes 3 weeks for titer test results. Below is more info on this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXEkSAEEvY0 - http://www.waycooldogs.com/vaccicheck-for-dogs-reducing-over-vaccination/ Please check out "www.therabieschallengefund.org" & send a donation if you also want to help the animals. Space for this study is being provided to them for free by one of America's universities. Dr. Schultz' video presentation "What Everyone Needs to Know About Canine Vaccines and Vaccination Programs." Dr. Schultz is a holistic veterinarian and a veterinary immunologist (same as Dr. Jean Dodds). http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2011/05/31/what-your-vet-didnt-tell-you-about-all-those-puppy-and-kitty-vaccines.aspx There's a total of 4 videos. Dr. Bob Rogers' website "New Vaccination Protocols" http://www.newvaccinationprotocols.com/ Please note that the left-hand menu links are often broken. You can access all sections of the slideshow by using the "Forward" and "Back" links at the bottom of each page though. A short FAQ on vaccines by Dr. Bob Rogers http://www.critteradvocacy.org/FAQ's.htm Jan Rasmusen - Author, Scared Poopless: The Straight Scoop on Dog Care WINNER, Ben Franklin Award for the Best Health Book of any kind - WINNER, USABookNews Award for the Best Pet Health Book Recommended by the Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, Animal Wellness Magazine, the Animal Protection Institute and countless veterinarians www.Dogs4Dogs.com Watch our new videos on vaccination dangers: Rabies - http://www.dogs4dogs.com/truth4dogs.html - All vaccines - www.dogs4dogs.com/shots ** Vets issue animal vaccine warning ** Veterinary surgeons warn that pet owners are spending tens of millions of pounds on unnecessary vaccinations. < http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/2/hi/uk_news/3588457.stm >
This wonderful website has loads of great information on natural rearing for dogs: www.naturalrearing.com/. Brain inflammation, cells from other species in vaccines: “How Vaccines Affect Socialization and Behavior in Dogs”
Safe Vaccines?; Symptoms of Vaccine Damage;
Outrageous Vaccine Logic
What Vets Don’t Know about Vaccines
Vaccine Ingredients & Vaccine Secrets – http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/60-vaccine-secrets.html
These links tell about the class action lawsuit regarding pet vaccines; it’s against the vaccine makers & veterinarians: