We have been breeding dogs for over 40 years, and our practice of vaccinating puppies from 6 weeks old, and every three weeks thereafter is no longer one we choose to continue.
Do to the increase in autoimmune diseases, allergies & cancer in dog’s, we have chosen to adopt a more conservative vaccination schedule. After much research and diligent study, it has become apparent to us that the correlation of vaccinations and the sometimes immediate onset of allergy responses, and other unusual issues is not a coincidence. It is our desire to see every puppy we produce receive the best start and the strongest possible chance for a healthy life. This article explains the process of Vaccines and their role in creating Allergy in dogs. http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/dog-allergies-a-man-made-problem/
Twenty five years ago, it was almost unheard of for dogs to have immune diseases such as Arthritis, Addison’s, lupus, allergies to food, environment, grass, pollen etc. or cancers as prevalent and increasing in number as they are now. Studies are showing that many perfectly healthy puppies are becoming drastically sick and damaged within a short amount of time after the first set of vaccines. Reference--http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/vaccination-allergies-link/_
It is my opinion that the formula found in vaccines has changed and the vaccines are directly affecting the dog’s immune systems negatively, turning off and on specific genes that control autoimmune disease, allergies and cancers that would normally lay dormant for the duration of a dog’s life. Normal puppies often exhibit an allergy response such as chewing feet, ear infections, rashes on their belly within days of a 'core' vaccination. This was not the case giving normal vaccinations several years ago.
For this reason we are asking all of our puppy buyers to consider waiting on vaccinating until the puppy is 16 weeks of age. We do not recommend 'combo' shots. Please review this article for information. Reference- http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/combination-shots-for-dogs-weapons-of-over-vaccination/ One shot at this time will give a dog complete immunity. After giving one vaccine and a Titer test.can be done. If the test shows the puppy needs a vaccine, a single booster without lyme, leptospirosis or bordetella and single rabies vaccine is recommended. After puppy receives the vaccines, adopt a probiotics protocol and give your puppy vitamin C daily. We recommend this article concerning the use of Vitamin C for a myriad of reasons including prevention of dyplasia in growing puppies. http://www.whole-dogjournal.com/issues/1_7/features/5309-1.html
They have found vaccines have an immunity life of 7-9 years once administered. There is absolutely no reason to re-vaccinate every year. Rabies has a lifetime immunity rate as well and should not be given yearly. Unfortunately most States require yearly Rabies.. You can request a titer test which will show if your dog is still immune to the diseases. There are also less expensive in house tests that show immunity or not within 20-30 minutes. Last year, Biogal rolled out its Vaccicheck in the US. Synbiotics also has their TiterCHEK test, which they recently sold to Pfizer. Both tests measure parvovirus and distemper and the Vaccicheck also measures adenovirus. Titers traditionally had to be sent out to labs for analysis, these two tests are performed in-house, greatly reducing costs. Ask your Veterinarian if they carry these test kits.
Please take the time to research and educate yourself on the pros and cons of pet vaccination. After the puppies leave our home, their health and safety becomes your responsibility. We can no longer make decisions for them based on our research and knowledge. However, we believe that each one of our puppy buyers want a long and healthy life for their pet. Thank you for taking the time to read our opinion. If you have any questions about vaccination or our policy please feel free to contact us!
Thank you ~
Vom Echo Wald Kennel
Listed below are some articles re: Vaccine safety and pets~