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Vaccine Protocol

Postby Adrianne » Tue May 20, 2008 2:13 pm

This may have been posted before but I searched and didnt see it.. This was on another forum of mine and I found it interesting..


Dr. W. Jean Dodd's vaccination protocol is now being adopted by
ALL 27 North American veterinary schools. I highly recommend that
you read this. Copy and save it to your files. Print it and pass
it out at dog fairs, cat shows, kennel club meetings, dog parks,
give a copy to your veterinarian and groomer, etc., etc.*
Get the word out.


*I would like to make you aware that all 27 veterinary schools in
North America are in the process of changing their protocols for
vaccinating dogs and cats. Some of this information will present an
&economic challenge to vets, and there will be skeptics.

Some organizations have come up with a political compromise
suggesting vaccinations every 3 years to appease those who fear
loss of income vs. those concerned about potential side effects.
traditions, or the doctor's economic well being should not be a
factor in medical decision.


"Dogs and cats immune systems mature fully at 6 months. If a
modified live virus vaccine is given after 6 months of age, it
produces an immunity which is good for the life of the pet (ie:
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." Not only are annual boosters for parvo and distemper
unnecessary, they subject the pet to potential risks of allergic
reactions and immune-mediated hemolytic anemia. "There is no
scientific documentation to back up label claims for annual
administration of MLV vaccines."
Puppies receive antibodies through their mothers milk. This
natural protection can last 8-14weeks. Puppies & kittens should
NOT be vaccinated at LESS than 8weeks. 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. A series of vaccinations
is given starting at 8 weeks and given 3-4 weeks apart up to 16
weeks of age.Another vaccination given sometime after 6 months of
age (usually at 1 year 4mo) will provide lifetime immunity.

Distemper & Parvo * "According to Dr. Schultz, AVMA, 8-15-95,
when a vaccinations series given at 2, 3 & 4 months and again at
1 year with a MLV, puppies and kitten program memory cells that
survive for
life, providing lifelong immunity." Dr. Carmichael at Cornell and
Dr. Schultz have studies showing immunity against challenge at 2-10
years for
canine distemper & 4 years for parvovirus. Studies for longer
duration are pending. "There are no new strains of parvovirus as
one mfg. would like to suggest. Parvovirus vaccination provides
cross immunity for all types." Hepatitis (Adenovirus) is one of
the agents known to be a cause of kennel cough. Only vaccines
with CAV-2 should be used asCAV-1 vaccines carry the risk of
"hepatitis blue-eye" reactions & kidney damage.**Bordetella
Parainfluenza: Commonly called "Kennel cough" Recommended only for
those dogs boarded, groomed, taken to dog shows, or for any reason
housed where exposed to a lot of dogs. The intranasal vaccine
provides more complete and more
rapid onset of immunity with less chance of reaction. Immunity
requires 72 hours and does not protect from every cause of kennel
cough. Immunity is of short duration (4 to
6 months).*

*RABIES There have been no reported cases of rabid dogs or cats
in Harris, Montogomery or Ft. Bend Counties [Texas], there have
been rabid skunks and bats so the potential exists. / It is a
killed vaccineand must be given every year./*//

*Lyme disease_is a tick born disease which can cause lameness,
kidney failure and heart disease in dogs. Ticks can also transmit
the disease to humans. The original Ft. Dodge killed bacteria has
proven to be the most effective vaccine. Lyme disease prevention
should emphasize early
removal of ticks. Amitraz collars are more effective than Top
Spot, as amitraz paralyzes the tick's mouthparts preventing
transmission of disease.

Multiple components in vaccines compete with each other for the
immune system and result in lesser immunity for each individual
disease as well as increasing the risk of a reaction. Canine Corona
Virus is only a disease of puppies. It is rare, self limiting (dogs
get well in
3 days without treatment). Cornell & Texas A&M have only
diagnosed one case each in the last 7 years. Corona virus does
not cause disease in adult dogs.*

*Leptospirosis vaccine is a common cause of adverse reactions in
dogs. Most of the clinical cases of lepto reported in dogs in the
US are caused by serovaars (or types) grippotyphosa and
bratsilvia. The vaccines contain different serovaars eanicola and
ictohemorrhagica. Cross protection is not provided and protection
is short lived. Lepto vaccine is immuno-supressive to puppies
less than 16 weeks.

Feline vaccine related Fibrosarcoma is a type of terminal cancer
related in inflammation caused by rabies & leukemia vaccines.
This cancer is thought to affect 1 in 10,000 cats vaccinated.
Vaccines with aluminum adjuvant, an ingredient included to
stimulate the immune system, have been implicated as a higher
risk. We now recommend anon-adjuvanted rabies vaccine for cats.
Testing by Dr. Macy, Colorado State , has shown this vaccine to have
the lowest
tissue reaction and although there is no guarantee that a vaccine
induced sarcoma will not develop, the risk will be much lower than
with other

*Program injectable 6 mo flea prevention for cats has been shown
to be very tissue reactive & therefore has the potential of
inducing an injection site fiborsarcoma. If your cats develops a
lump at the site of a vaccination, we recommend that it be
removed ASAP, within 3-12 weeks.*

*Feline Leukemia Virus Vaccine This virus is the leading viral
killer of cats. The individuals most at risk of infection are
young outdoor cats, indoor/outdoor cats and cats exposed to such
individuals. Indoor only cats with no exposure to potentially
infected cats are unlikely to become infected. All cats should be
tested prior to vaccination. /Cats over one year of age are
naturally immune to Fel.V whether they are vaccinated or not, so
annual vaccination of adult cats is NOT necessary. The
incubation period of Feline leukemia can be over 3 years, so if
your cat is in the incubation state of the disease prior to
vaccination, the vaccine will not
prevent the disease. *

/Feline Panleukopenia Virus Vaccine. Also called feline
distemper is a highly contagious and deadly viral disease of
kittens. It's extremely hardy and is resistant
to extremes in temperature and to most available disinfectants.
Although an effective treatment protocol is available, it is
expensive to treat because of the serious nature of the disease
and the continued presence of virus in the environment,
vaccination is highly recommended for all kittens. Cats
vaccinated at 6 month or older
with either killed or MLV vaccine will produce an immunity good
for life. Adult cats do NOT need this vaccine./*

*/Feline Calicivirus/ Herpesvirus Vaccine. Responsible for
80-90% of infectious feline upper respiratory tract diseases.
The currently available injectable vaccines will minimize the
severity of upper respiratory infections, although none will
prevent disease in all situations.* *Intranasal vaccines are
more effective at preventing the disease entirely. Don't worry
about normal sneezing for a couple of days. Because intranasal
vaccines produce an immunity of shorter durations,
annual vaccination is recommended.

Chlamydia or pneumonitis. The vaccine produces on a short (2
month)duration of immunity and accounts for less than 5% of upper
respiratory infections in cats. The risks outweigh the benefits.*
*Feline Infectious Peritonitis. A controversial vaccine. Most
kittens that contract FIP become infected during the first 3
months of life. The vaccine is labeled foruse at 16 weeks. All 27
vet schools do not recommend the vaccine.*

Bordetella A new vaccine for feline bordetella has been
introduced. Dr. Wolfe of Texas A&M says that bordetella is a
normal flora and does not cause disease in adult cats. Dr. Lappin of
Colorado State says that a review of the Colorado State medical
records reveals not one case diagnosed in 10 years.

NEW DEVELOPMENTS: Giardia is the most common intestinal parasite
of humans inNorth America , 30% or more of all dogs & cats are
infected with giardia. It has now been demonstrated that humans can
giardiato dogs & cats & vice versa. *

Heartworm preventative must be given year-round in Houston .

*VACCINES BADLY NEEDED New vaccines in development include:
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus and cat scratch fever vaccine for
cats and Ehrlichia [one of the other tick diseases, much worse than
for dogs.

Most vets recommend annual boosters and most kennel operators
require them. For years the pricing structure of vets has misled
clients into thinking that the inherent value of an annual office
visit was in the "shots" they failed to emphasize the importance
of a physical exam for early detection of treatable diseases. It
is my hope that you will continue to require rabies & Kennel
cough and emphasize the importance of a recent vet exam. I also
hope you will accept the new protocols and honor these pets as
currently vaccinated. Those in the boarding business who will honor
the new vaccine protocols can gain new customers who were turned away
from vet owned boarding facilities reluctant to

Dogs & cats no longer need to be vaccinated against distemper,
parvo, & feline leukemia every year. Once the initial series of
puppy or kitten vaccinations and first annual vaccinations are
completed, immunity from MLV vaccines persists for life. It has
been shown that cats over 1 year of age are immune to Feline
Leukemia whether they have been vaccinated or not. Imagine the
money you will save, not to mention less risks from side effects.
PCR rabies vaccine, because it is not adjuvanted, will mean less
risk of mediated hemolytic anemia and allergic reactions are
reduced by less frequent use of vaccines as well as by avoiding
unnecessary vaccines such as K-9 Corona virus and chlamydia for
cats, as well as ineffective vaccines such as Leptospirosis and
FIP. Intranasal vaccine for Rhiotracheitis and Calici virus, two
upper respiratory viruses of cats provide more complete
protection than injectable vaccines with less risk of serious

The AAHA and all 27 veterinary schools of North America are our
biggest endorsement for these new protocols.*

*Dr. Bob Rogers*

Please consider as current on all vaccinations
for boarding purposes.

DOGS Initial series of puppy vaccines
1. distemper, hepatitis, parvo, parinfluenze - 3 sets one month
apart concluding at 16 weeks of age.*
2. Rabies at 16 weeks of age (later is better)
3. Bordetella within last 4-6 months First annual (usually at 1
year and4 months of age)*
1. DHP, Parvo, Rabies
2. Bordetella within last 4-6 months 2 years or older
1. Rabies with in last year
2. Bordetella within last 4-6 months
3. DHP & Parvo given anytime over 6 months of age , but not
necessarily within the last year.
Recommended: Physical exam for transmissible diseases and health

*CATS Initial kitten series
1. Distemper [PLP], Rhino Calicivirus, Feline Leukemia Vaccine -
3 sets given one month apart concluding at 16weeks.
2. Rabies at 16 weeks
First Annual [usually at 1 year and 4 months of age]
1. Distemper (PLP), Rhino Calicivirus, Rabies 2 years or older
1. Rabies within the last year
2. Rhino Calicivirus within last year
3. Distemper and FelV given anytime after 6 months of age, but
not necessarily with the last year.
Recommended: Physical exam, FeLV/FIV testing, fecal exam for


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Postby pblove » Tue May 20, 2008 5:20 pm

I have posted that on here many times, but still appreciate seeing it again. :thumbsup: (it might help some new members that are not aware of the harm that vaccines can do)

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Postby Deniselynn » Tue May 20, 2008 5:25 pm

Thank you for posting. I am opposed to vaccinations.

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Postby mom2bennientiny » Wed May 21, 2008 11:33 am

Deniselynn wrote:Thank you for posting. I am opposed to vaccinations.

Ditto! :thumbsup:

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Postby jlphilli » Wed May 21, 2008 12:34 pm

I wouldn't say I'm "opposed" to vaccinations because I do think they are necessary in the first stages of life, but I do think they are RIDICULOUSLY unnecessary after the age of 3 (except I do still feel Lepto. is very necessary every 3 years if you have a dog exposed to lakes/stagnant water).

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Postby jlphilli » Wed May 21, 2008 12:34 pm

I just realized I over-used the word "necessary." :tongue:

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Postby AddyBaby » Fri May 23, 2008 9:58 am

I am reading this right??

Vaccines every 3 years are more than sufficient but then...

Distemper - puppy series, 1 year booster, then never again
Parvo - puppy series, 1 year booster, then never again
Bordetella - only if kennelled
Rabies -
Lymes -
Corona - puppy series, then never again
Lepto - puppy series, then never again
Giardia -
HW - yearround in TX

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