And it’s certainly not the other sources that concern me. It’s the re-vaccinations.
Yearly re-vaccinations are unnecessary and dangerous for too many pets. These immunizations should not be used to promote annual veterinary visits.
It’s really tragic so many pet owners have been led to believe their pet’s health is all about those yearly vaccinations. Nothing could be further from the truth.
At my clinic, Natural Pet Animal Hospital, I tailor vaccine protocols to minimize risk and maximize protection, taking into account the breed, background, nutritional status and overall vitality of the pet.
With healthy puppies, for example, I generally follow the protocol set by Dr. Ron Schultz, professor and chair of the Department of Pathobiological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin Veterinary School and an expert on vaccine effectiveness.
Per Dr. Shultz’s protocol, we provide a single parvo and distemper vaccine at or before 12 weeks of age, and a second set after 14 weeks. We then titer two weeks after the last set and if the dog has been successfully immunized, she’s protected for life.
If titer tests on any pet no matter the age indicate vaccine levels are low, we recommend a booster for only the specific virus or viruses that titered low, and only for those to which the animal has a real risk of exposure.
We do not use or recommend combination vaccines (six to eight viruses in one shot), which is the traditional yearly booster.
For those pet owners adamantly opposed to any vaccine or for animals that have had past reactions to vaccines, we also offer the option to boost a pet’s immunity naturally with homeopathic nosodes rather than traditional vaccination. Unfortunately, the effectiveness of treatment with nosodes cannot be guaranteed and will not result in a measurable titer.
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