March 2018//Vaccinations and Chemicals
As a new and responsible puppy parent, you may think providing your puppy with their puppy vaccinations right away is in your puppy’s best interest. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. When puppies are very young, they’re protected from disease by drinking their mother’s first milk, called colostrum which contains maternal antibodies against infectious disease, which the mother passes down to her puppies.
Healthy puppies may not need any vaccinations and will likely maintain their antibodies (protections) for a lifetime. Early vaccination actually eliminates the natural immunity puppies have from their mothers. This also leaves the puppy susceptible to infections. This is why, at Lagotto Lady Kennels we do NOT vaccinate our pups prior to leaving — it would put them in danger during the stressful time of transition to a new home.
While not vaccinating may be surprising and uncomfortable to some people, we encourage you to research this topic, of course the answers on the web will be across the board depending on who is giving the information. Although we can’t legally tell you not to vaccinate, this is a “educated” choice for you to make.
Over the past 12 years, we have experimented with this theory and what we have found is our dogs, even as seniors, without any vaccinations, still have the Immune system passed down to them from the mom — has lasted a life time.
Should you decide to Vaccinate, we urge you to follow a very limited protocol such as Karen Becker, DVM or Jean Dodd, DVM (See below links).
Starting at 12 Weeks Parvovirus and Distemper Protocol
When your puppy is 12 weeks of age, get a parvovirus and distemper antibody titer test. Titer testing is an antibody blood test to determine a dog’s current protection from the infection testing. Antibody testing is a safe alternative to just vaccination because the calendar says so. The World Small Animal Veterinary Association suggests that “testing for antibody status (for either puppies or adult dogs) should be better practice than simply administering a vaccine booster.” (American Veterinary Medical Foundation.)
20 Weeks Rabies
The rabies vaccination is required by law in almost all states. When your veterinarian gives your puppy his rabies vaccination, please ensure that it is given at least four weeks from other vaccinations. Also, provide your puppy with Adored Beast’s Anti-Vaccinosis remedy. There are serious noted side effects of the rabies vaccination such as behavior changes, obsessive behavior, seizures, autoimmune diseases and atrophy. Just like you can titer your puppy’s antibodies for his distemper and parvo, you can also titer his rabies. (Rabies Challenge Fund)
Year One and Beyond
As for your dog’s vaccination schedule, less is usually more. Please don’t just vaccinate. If you feel your dog needs to be immune to a specific disease, titer first. You may be pleasant surprised that your healthy dog stays healthy and immune throughout his life. If you do decide to re-vaccinate, please remember one vaccination at a time and use the Adored Beast’s Anti-Vaccinosis remedy.
Our passion is to empower you to take control of your dog’s health. As a dog parent, you are your dog’s advocate and decision maker. Not us, not your vet, or your neighbor next door. Don’t just do something or not do something because someone told you, but take that information and continue with your research and education. What we may recommend today, will likely change in the future as research is evolving. Please know, if you ever have any questions or concerns, we are always here for you and your dog throughout his life.
Vaccination schedules; you naturally assume that this is what you need to do to keep your pet safe and healthy. But is it? Read this Article by Dr. Karen Becker, DVM, NMD
Anit-Vaccinosis: Must Watch Video
Assists in the removal of associated vaccine side effects without removing any vaccine benefits. 15 ml liquid. Note: This product will not remove any benefits of vaccines.
Anti-Vaccinosis from Adored Beast can assist in removing associated vaccine side effects in your dog without removing any vaccine benefits. Anti-Vaccinosis is a smart first step in dealing with most chronic diseases and can unravel the path to healing … often in as little as 48 hours! Vaccine Requirements & Side Effects: You know vaccines can harm your dog but rabies is required by law and your training and/or your boarding facility may require vaccinations. As a side effect, dog vaccinations can create chronic health issues including allergies, digestive upset, behavior issues, joint pain and most other inflammatory, auto-immune problems.
Titer Testing Resources
Hemopet’s Hemolife Diagnostics is world renowned for its titer testing. What differentiates Hemopet is that the results of each sample are reviewed and reported by the Hemolife staff on our unique Cloud-Based computer technology Laboratory Information System (LIS). They are then personally reviewed and interpreted by Dr. Jean Dodds and two trained veterinary colleagues, Drs. Andrew Zuckerman and Gary Richter. Based on pet’s species, age and species, Hemopet will will provide you with suggestions if the pet should receive a booster shot.
Dogs / Canine
• Canine Distemper virus (CDV)
• Canine Parvovirus (CPV)
• Rabies (sent to KSU)
• Other titers can be ordered upon request such as Adenovirus-2, Leptospirosis, Lyme and Bordetella