Inoculations Could Harm Your Dog:

Dr. Ron Schultz concludes:  “Vaccines for diseases like distemper and canine parvovirus, once administered to adult animals, PROVIDES LIFETIME IMMUNITY.”
According to Dana Scott of Dog’s Naturally Magazine:  Any vaccine given at any point in a dog’s life has the ability to kill him or cause serious harm.   

Most vets pay a lot of attention to vaccinating but very little attention to immunizing. The result is that most puppy vaccination series are poorly timed and the wrong vaccines are given at inappropriate times and given too often. Simply stated, puppies are vaccinated too early, too often and with too many vaccines at once. When this happens, the vaccines suppress the immune system instead of supporting it – or in many cases, they can cause an over-stimulation of the immune system and the body can begin to attack its own cells (autoimmune disease). So it is crucial that every vaccine and every puppy is treated with the utmost caution and care and that immunization, not vaccination, is the goal. Read the entire article beginning on Page 28

Below are other informative articles from Dog’s Naturally Magazine about inoculations!  They are a little long, but PLEASE read them to be informed of the dangers of inoculations! This magazine is a great resource, filled with information to learn ways of using a natural approach to your dogs’ health!  Go to to subscribe or read their articles! You’ll be glad you did!

The Purdue Vaccination Studies and Auto-antibodies by Catherine O’Driscoll on April 26, 2011

 Taking The Risk Out Of Puppy Shots by Dogs Naturally on July 12, 2011

Protecting Your Puppy From Disease:

Bordatella Vaccinations:

At the end of this post are some places to get started learning about what your vet WON’T tell you OR he just doesn’t really know about inoculations!

Dr. Jean Dodds (the Grandmother of inoculation research) is now teaching Vet Med students the importance of LIMITED vaccinations and getting yearly “titer’s” instead!

ALL vaccinations’ should be followed up by a homeopathic, to combat side effects. Either Thuja, Sulphur or Lyssin (not to be confused with the supplement L-Lysine ) should be given, depending on which one they get. I can help you with this. Also, Jessica Lynn from Earth Song Ranch has a great article explaining Homeopathy:

My purpose is not to scare you but to help you become aware of the dangers that yearly over-vaccinating could possibly mean to your dog.  They could have a reaction the day they receive it or weeks later. I believe that dog’s need a few of the the “core” vaccinations (not all) and they should be given SEPARATELY….NOT  in combinations.  Then, the dog should be titered every year there after and not get the “booster’s” most vets recommend yearly.  If the antibody is present in the dog’s system…..why would he need to be inoculated…..AGAIN?

Minimum Duration of Immunity for Canine Vaccines:

Distemper- 7 years by challenge/15 years by serology
Parvovirus – 7 years by challenge/ 7 years by serology
Adenovirus – 7 years by challenge/ 9 years by serology
Canine rabies – 3 years by challenge/ 7 years by serology

Year’s ago, the German Shepherd our son had was a certified Delta Dog. Dog’s who are trained as “Service Dogs” have a calm demeanor and love the gentle work they do for their owners. When his dog was given a Rabies shot (this was about his 3rd one in his life), he turned into a different animal!  He tore apart their Christmas Tree and other things, and when friends came into their home he would grab them by the arm and clamp down and not let go! Not extremely hard, but hard enough! This behavior is VERY uncharacteristic of a Service Dog!  Tom’s wife Lisa administered Lyssin in the recommended dosage for two weeks, and the behaviors slowly but surely stopped.

Vaccinations’ can cause the following:

Seizures and Epilepsy
Autoimmune diseases, including organ disease, allergies and skin problems
Chronic digestive problems
Muscle weakness, especially lack of hind end coordination
Chronic digestive disorders
Skin diseases like Ischemic Dermatopathy / Cutaneous vasculitis
Behavior problems: aggression, destructive behaviors, separation anxiety and odd obsessive behaviors (like tail chasing and paw licking).  Also can cause cancer at the injection site.

Please listen to the videos below and read the articles at Shirley’s Wellness Cafe’ to become better aware of the dangers your dog could face from Vaccinations.

Inoculations Part 1 to 4 feature’s Dr. Karen Becker and Dr. Schultz.

Inoculations Part I

Inoculations Part 2

Inoculations Part 3

Inoculations Part 4

Read what Veterinarian’s WISH they knew about vaccinations BEFORE they started administering them!

Vets On Vaccines:

Web Sites:

This site has a WEALTH of knowledge on vaccinations:

Shirley’s Wellness Café and inoculations:




7 thoughts on “Inoculations

  1. Wow, this piece of writing is nice, my younger sister is analyzing these things, therefore I am going to convey her.

    • Awesome! Spread the word about the dangers of over-vaccinating your pets!

  2. Rod Mendoza

    Hi Karen. First of all, thank you for the wealth of knowledge you so willingly share with the rest of us, you are a treasure to be cherished. I have one of Julie’s wonderful dogs, a 5 month old male. From the get go we decided to do a minimized vaccine protocol. As of right now Xavi is “due” for rabies at 6 months and then, the vet (holistic and supporter of a raw diet I might add!) suggests that we do 1 round of just lepto 4 weeks after rabies shot and 4 weeks later we do an additional shot of Lepto vaccine. Any thoughts on that? At this point I’m considering doing the Lepto shots (if needed) myself while the vet will have to do the rabies shot. Besides being on a raw (mostly chicken) diet Xavi is also being given vitamins from your home made recipe as well as salmon oil. He also gets the occasional organ and green tripe.

    Thanks for your feedback, Rod Mendoza.

    • How very kind of you Rod! Thank you so much! And congrats on the new baby from AT!
      Here is some “food for thought” for your questions on the blog: Hope they help!
      *ROD: “Xavi is “due” for rabies at 6 months and then, the vet (holistic and supporter of a raw diet I might add!) suggests that we do 1 round of just lepto 4 weeks after rabies shot and 4 weeks later we do an additional shot of Lepto vaccine. Any thoughts on that?”
      ~First, the Rabies: Is Xavi by himself outside that he could possibly tangle with a wild animal? I only ask this because we held off on the rabies until our pups were almost a year old. Waiting allowed their system to mature and become stronger. I’m not advising NOT to get it, just wondering if he could get it a few months from now? To ease your mind, you could get a rabies titer run to see if there are still maternal antibodies in his system, and then make your decision. It’s great that you have chose to wait several weeks in-between inoculations!

      ~Lepto: this is a scary one. Are there high numbers of Lepto reported in your region? Is your yard or area teaming with wildlife? Does your property or area have stagnant standing water or deep wooded areas that would stay wet?

      I might also mention, that there are Homeopathic Nosodes for Leptospirosis: from “What is a Oral Nosode? (natural Oral Vaccine) A nosode could be described as an “oral vaccine” in the sense that its purpose is to “immunize” the body against a specific disease. It is prepared from the actual organism which is associated with the disease in question, and may derive from filtrates containing only the exotoxins of the bacteria, or from emulsions containing both bacteria and their toxins. These filtrates are then potentised a million times to produce the energy only of the disease and this energy stimulates the entire natural immune system to react against a specific disease, so this becomes an oral vaccine for humans as well as pets.”

      The following quotes and points I share here are not to scare you, but to inform you of what some leading veterinarian’s/researcher’s feel about the Lepto Vaccine.

      Dr. Karen Becker: “There is a vaccine for leptospirosis, but I do not recommend it. It is a relatively weak bacterial vaccine with marginal staying power and it cannot protect against all 20 or more leptospira serovars. The vaccine carries a significant risk of adverse reactions, especially in small dogs. Information is also emerging that the lepto vaccine can actually cause the disease in dogs, and can bring on kidney failure in older dogs.”

      Dr Patricia Jordan is a vet who has done a great deal of research into the vaccine issue. She added these comments: “Kidney failure is a common sequel to vaccination. The basement membrane is susceptible to damage from a clogging that results as the immune complexes are drained via the lymphatics. The kidney is a big part of the lymphatic system. The body tries to clear the toxins in the vaccines and there is damage done in this clearing mechanism.
      “Lepto is a very adverse event associated vaccine and the damndest thing is that lepto vaccines simply do not work. Dr Ron Schultz (the world’s foremost independent authority on canine vaccines) hates to see them in with anything else and, in puppies, advises that they are completely finished with the viral inoculations before getting a vaccine against Lepto, which he neither recommends nor advocates – even in Lepto endemic areas.
      “I have seen older dogs go into kidney failure within two days of receiving a Lepto vaccine.”
      Vaccines can also cause the disease you’re attempting to prevent. In the Canine Health Concern vaccine survey, 100% of dogs with leptospirosis contracted it just after being vaccinated against it. Leptospirosis, of course, attacks the kidneys – and the puppy had severe kidney damage. http://www.dogsadverserea…cines/vaccineDamage.html

      “The American Animal Hospital Association considers leptospirosis vaccine a “non-core” vaccine for dogs. That is, they do not recommend pets receive it unless there is a good chance they will be exposed to leptospirosis. The main reason for this is that veterinarians see more vaccination reactions following the administration of vaccines containing leptospirosis than any other vaccines. These reactions range from the minor inconveniences of pain at injection site, facial swelling and hives to a fatal anaphylactic reaction. Which pet will experience them cannot be predicted.”

      Here are additional articles on Lepto:
      Dr. Patricia Jordan DVM:

      Whichever vaccination you decide to get, please consider getting the homeopathic’s that can help with the side effects of the different vaccines. I can tell you which remedies work with each vaccine and where to purchase them.

      *ROD: “Besides being on a raw (mostly chicken) diet Xavi is also being given vitamins from your home made recipe as well as salmon oil. He also gets the occasional organ and green tripe.”

      I’m SO proud of you for feeding raw! And, I’m pleased to see that it is not ALL chicken. Rotation is one of the keys to good health and not becoming sensitive to one meat source. A couple of items for you to consider: Organ’s, according to Dr. Karen Becker’s book, should be a part of every feeding. Liver & Heart are key. Mixes of organs can be purchased thru an Oma’s distributor (I can help you find one near you). She also recommends using a concentrated glandular supplement: for system support. By the way, Dr. Becker and Co-Author Beth Taylor put together the home made vitamin/mineral recipe, not me! :-)

      You may want to rotate your salmon oil with Krill Oil. Krill oil contains fatty acids that are bound to phospholipids which gives them a little different structure than other fish oils. This enhances their bio-availability to the body, dog or human. Krill also contains Astaxanthin which is an antioxidant found in the algae that the krill eat.
      Your pup is still small so a children’s formula would be best such as Mercola Kid’s Krill Oil,740.htm
      Here is a really great Salmon Oil: Their other products are fabulous too!!!
      Rotation of different brands of oils is also a good idea, as each company has differences in their recipes.

      Please let me know if you have any other questions. I’d love to help!
      Best regards to you and yours!

  3. 1/18/12: Hi there! I just found these awesome articles! They are a little long, but PLEASE read them to be informed of the dangers of inoculations!

    The Purdue Vaccination Studies and Auto-antibodies by Catherine O’Driscoll on April 26, 2011

    Taking The Risk Out Of Puppy Shots by Dogs Naturally on July 12, 2011

    Protecting Your Puppy From Disease:

    Bordatella Vaccinations:

  4. Ruth Claus-Wilke

    Hi Karen, first I am so enjoying your site. Bri, Chinese Crested, had a reaction to rabies the last time I gave it – 3 years ago – She became timid at new sites & very defensive at home. This started 3 weeks after the shot. No one would believe me that I knew it was the shot. She is due the end of Feb. for her next rabies. I will deffinitely get one of the supportive homepathics. What would you recommend? I do pull titers and so far I have not had to give anymore. I had her breeder start her on Dr. Dodd’s schedule of shots & that is all she has ever had. Welcome back to Paw Powers & hope to see you there.

    • Hiiiii Ruth!
      So nice to hear from you!
      Wellllll……you remember my Shamrock, right???? There was case of an over-inoculated dog!!! Aggressive to people and dogs, sick and sometimes unable to function!
      My recommendation…..NEVER give that dog another shot! It could actually kill her! Most people do not realize that they give a 3 pound Yorkie the same amount of serum that they give a 250 pound Mastiff! You need to get a holistic veterinarian who will write a letter to your state, when they come calling telling you it’s time for your dog’s Rabies vaccination, describing why she CANNOT have this. Inoculation serums, on their medical sheets, states that if a dog or cat has an illness or allergy or one that has had a previous reaction is considered “AT RISK”! A letter, an explanation and titer showing that the rabies antibody is active in its system, from a DVM, will excluded the animal from the states regulations. The letter would read something like this from the vet: “This letter is to verify my recommendation that this animal should NOT be given vaccinations due to the risk of creating or exacerbating illnesses in this animal.” etc.
      Just to give you an example of just how long inoculations last, Shamrock had her last shots at 2 years old and when I titered her at 11 1/2 year old (9 1/2 years later) her count of antibodies was large enough to cover 10 dogs! It wouldn’t hurt to give her the homeopathic’s now for the previous inoculations and also to detox her liver with another homeopathic.
      Let me know how I can help if you need any more info!
      My best to you, Karen :)

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