How to limit vaccines and keep your dog safe
In the previous blog, you learned about the importance of choosing a healthy puppy and avoiding puppy mills.
Now that you have chosen well, you may be wondering what is the best way to keep your best friend healthy. One may think that vaccines or 'shots' as many people call them, is the next step. However, it is not that simple.
The main concerns:
1. Vaccines contain dangerous carcinogens and disease causing chemicals, such as mercury and formaldehyde.
2. They are often made by infecting healthy laboratory animals, including dogs, cats and horses.
3. Early vaccination can neutralize natural maternal antibodies and leave your puppy unprotected.
4. Vaccines have the ability to cause symptoms similar to the disease they are trying to prevent.
5. Combination vaccines often overwhelm the body and cause immune system problems.
6. Repeated exposure to vaccines can create toxic build-up and serious chronic disease or even cancer.
Wondering what the alternatives are?
Here is your Healing Solution:
1. Never vaccinate your puppy before 12 weeks of age, if you have a choice.
2. If your puppy has been vaccinated early, any medical condition may or may not be a vaccine side-effect.
3. Consult an open-minded holistic practitioner who knows how to recognize vaccine-related issues.
4. You can administer one dose of homeopathic Thuja 30 C or Thuja 200 C to neutralize vaccination side-effects.
Nature’s vaccination protocol – the ideal choice
1. Maternal antibodies protect puppies fully until around the age of 10 to 16 weeks.
2. When your puppy is 12 weeks old, get an antibody titer test done that is available in most veterinary clinics.
3. The most concerning diseases are distemper, parvovirus and leptospirosis. Most clinics run just the first two tests.
4. If any antibody level is present, retest at the age of five months and socialize your puppy moderately with other dogs.
5. Your puppy will learn the ropes by being in the company of other canines and will produce its own antibodies by being exposed to them while being protected. This is nature's way of vaccination.
6. While no method can provide you with a 100 percent guarantee, I have not seen any dogs who have got parvo or distemper since starting to use this protocol in the late 90’s.
Alternative vaccination protocol
For puppies vaccinated early, with an unknown history or who have tested negative for antibodies here is an alternative vaccination protocol.
Early vaccinations often neutralize or block the maternal immunity. Vaccines simply put the antibodies out of commission.
If there are no antibodies, consider getting a vaccination with one antigen of parvovirus (not a combination) when your dog is 12-weeks-old and then a vaccination for distemper four weeks later.
Avoid boosters and unnecessary vaccine exposure by getting a titer test done one month after the last vaccine and then two to three months later.
Do not use vaccines for Kennel Cough, Lyme disease and Giardia – they have the highest side-effect causing properties. For example, I have seen many dogs vaccinated for Lyme disease with arthritis symptoms by the age of two to three years old. This vaccine has not been approved for people because of safety issues.
Kennel cough is a self-limiting disease similar to a cold. Vaccines cause very frequent side-effects, such as kennel cough itself.
If you live in an area with rabies, the vaccine may need to be given, however, give it at least four weeks from other vaccinations.
Never give more than one antigen at a time.
Based on my experience, healthy puppies may not need any vaccination and maintain their protective antibodies for a lifetime. This is the safest way.
It is more likely that no vaccines or a minimal vaccine protocol are safer.
Vaccines can cause serious side-effects that are often not noticed or recognized by conventional medical science.
No one can give you a 100 percent guarantee that your puppy will not get infected with or without vaccines.
Healthy food, fresh water, the right amount of exercise and low-stress levels are the best disease prevention.
My choice will always be no vaccines whenever possible and when antibodies are present.
PS: If you currently work with a practitioner who demands vaccinating your pet, remember it is you who makes the final decision. Be polite, state your request clearly and notice how much you can stand your ground. You are there for your pet.
For further details on the duration of immunity in dogs, please refer to the chart below.
Based on the study of a veterinary immunologist, Dr. Ronald Schultz – Universty of Wisconsin, 1978
© Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM