A QUICK GUIDE TO COMPARING YOUR SCOTTIE’S VACCINE SCHEDULE TO CURRENT RESEARCH.
ARE YOU VACCINATING TOO MUCH?
Unnecessary vaccines place your Scottie at unnecessary risk for vaccine related health issues. This quick guide will help you decide if your Scottie is being vaccinated more often than research shows is necessary.
It turns out that all vaccines with the exception of Rabies Vaccines were labelled with the statement ‘‘Annual Revaccination Recommended’’ without really knowing whether the true duration of immunity (DOI) was a year or a lifetime. So vets vaccinated yearly, even though observation suggested that immunity after both natural infection and vaccination was long lived.
In the mid 1970’s research began on how long vaccines really lasted.
Research was initiated to prove that the duration of immunity is in fact much more than 1 year. Turns out that dogs challenged with exposure to distemper, adenovirus and parvovirus, anywhere from 1 to 11 years after vaccination, showed that every single dog was protected when exposed to the virus.
The results from this testing clearly demonstrated the Norden modified live vaccines provided immunity for at least 11 years against CDV (distemper) and CPV-2 (parvovirus)”
In 2003 it was recommend a 3 year revaccination schedule for core vaccines was a compromise and three yearly revaccination was then considered protective.
THERE IS NO SCIENCE BEHIND THE THREE-YEAR RECOMMENDATION...
Studies were continued and by 2006, several additional studies on over 1,000 dogs had been repeated with the same results over and over again, effectively showing that dogs were protected for much longer than three years and most likely for the life of the dog.
In fact the doctors conducting this work, have modified their own vaccination protocol for their dogs to one single shot of distemper, parvovirus and adenovirus and none thereafter.
LIFELONG IMMUNITY WAS PROVEN!
COMMON REACTIONS TO VACCINATIONS INCLUDE:
HAIR COLOR CHANGE AT INJECTION SITE
REFUSAL TO EAT
REDUCED MILK PRODUCTION
ALLERGIC UVEITIS (BLUE EYE)
IMMUNE MEDIATED THROMBO- CYTOPENIA
HEMOLYTIC DISEASE OF THE NEWBORN
GLOMERULONEPHRITIS DISEASE OR ENHANCED DIS- EASE WHICH WITH THE VACCINE WAS DESIGNED TO PREVENT MYOCARDITIS
POST VACCINAL ENCEPHALITIS OR POLYNEURITIS SEIZURES
FAILURE TO CONCEIVE
In 2011, Canine Vaccination Guidelines recommendation “every 3 years or more” with the following comment:
“Among healthy dogs, all commercially available [core] vaccines are expected to induce a sustained protective immune response lasting at least 5 yr. thereafter”
But despite their recommendation of no more than every three years, the AAHA Task Force admitted to vets that vaccines protect for a much longer period of time ...“This is supported by a growing body of veterinary information and well-developed epidemiological vigilance in human medicine that indicates immunity induced by vaccination is extremely long”. Compromises are clearly being made, judging by the slow-to-evolve revaccination recommendations.
What could be holding them back from making stronger statements and why don’t they enforce these guidelines?
in most cases, lifelong.
“Vaccines for diseases like distemper and canine parvovirus, once administered to adult animals, provide lifetime immunity.”
As dog owners – the people who are financially and emotionally responsible for the effects of over-vaccination – we deserve better than this. Until they stop compromising and catch up to current vaccine research, the most important compromise could be our dogs’ health and welfare.
In the meantime, research shows that over 95% of puppies vaccinated before they are 4mths old will be protected FOR LIFE.
Vaccinating your puppy
Your Calanclan Scottie puppy has been vaccinated and microchiped at 6 weeks of age. They will be due for their 10 to 12 week booster. Two weeks after the 12 week booster your little Scottie is then safe to socialise with other dogs and go for walks in the outside world without risk of infection. It is a good idea to establish a relationship with the vet you will be using straight away. That's it! Now that your Scottie is immunised for life, your next task is to feed them a nutritious diet to help them recover from the adverse effects of their vaccinations. Your Vet will most likely keep you informed when your dog is due for their next immunisation. You should ignore this as many tests have shown that dogs continue to retain adequate levels of immunity from their first vaccinations up to and perhaps beyond 15 years.
Stop routinely vaccinating. Annual re-vaccinating is unnecessary and compromises our Scottie's natural immunities.
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