For new puppies, if you don't use traditional vaccinations of any kind, keep your puppy out of high risk areas for parvo and distemper till immunized. You can run a titer to determine immunity.
We run ours with vaccicheck
If you decide to vaccinate traditionally, you are dealing with the maternal antibodies that gets lower over time. There is debate about exactly when maternal antibodies fade, but the reason for multiple puppy vaccinations is to try to catch them as their immunity fades from their mother, and boost their titers. Multiple puppy vaccinations have a bad reputation both in the science and holistic communities for potentially causing some very serious side effects, some of them life-threatening and long-term. Please read up on this if you are getting a puppy and wondering if you should follow the traditional "every 4 week combo shots", which are not recommended in holistic circles.
Vaccination or Immunization?
It may come as a surprise to you – and to many vets – that vaccination and immunization are not the same thing.
Your dog or puppy is perfectly capable of creating immunity all by himself – and once he does, the immunity likely lasts for a lifetime.
I hear many pet owners proudly say they vaccinate minimally … which for most puppies, means four or five times for the same vaccine before they’re a year of age.
There’s nothing minimal about this.
And when I share some information on current vaccine research with you, you’ll agree with me.
But first, it’s critical for any dog owner to understand that any vaccine given at any point in a dog’s life has the ability to kill him or cause serious harm. Read more
Prevent Parvo and Distemper Without Vaccination
Imagine avoiding risky vaccinations while getting very strong immune protection against parvo and distemper, the two potentially deadly diseases of puppies. That’s not only possible, but it’s been proven to work in the real world by a holistic vet in New Jersey, USA. Read more
Did I just hear that right? Yes, Dr Rosemary Manziano
learned of the outbreak of canine distemper in raccoons in her area through the CDC. She boldly suggested to her pet owners having dogs with low antibody or no antibodies against Distemper virus that they visit the beach town known to be endemic for Distemper Virus. The Canine Distemper out break caused over 150 raccoons to die of Distemper virus within a 6 month period . The puppies were given a 10 minute period of sniffing around the town of Point Pleasant , the pups were then placed back in the car and brought back home.
This was repeated a week later, and on the third week, the good doctor would test for distemper titers (antibodies ), the evidence of immune response. Lo and behold, these pets had fantastic high antibody titers, indicating strong immunity! And, in case you’re wondering, not one puppy ever got sick in the least. After eleven years, it stopped working. The disease was no longer present and all the raccoons were naturally immunized. She assumed that the disease in raccoons had run its course, natural resistance having been gained by their population. What to do now?
suggested that her new pup owners who wanted natural immunization take short, 10 minute visits to the most popular dog parks close to there home . Those parks with the highest dog traffic were recommended.
The procedure was simple:
- Open car door
- Let pup out on the ground in the busiest part of the park
- Time 10 minutes
- Load up and go home return 1 week later
Once again, after a couple of exposures like this, titers were drawn and were found high against both distemper and parvo only in those instances where the virus was present. Immunization had taken place. It is important to note puppies should not be going to a large city like Philadelphia or New York City for the day, this would be a sure way of causing over exposure giving the virus a chance to cause illness. The protocol must be followed :10 minutes once a week for 2 exposures and then stay as long as you like . How many got symptoms of either disease? None. Not one pup ever fell ill in years of doing this.
In case you’re wondering, “How long will this immunity last?” the answer is simple: a lifetime! Remember the understanding of the veterinary immunologists from way back in 1992: Read more