New Vaccination Protocols Adopted!!
Dr. Jean Dodd's NEW vaccine protocol - PERMISSION TO CROSSPOST
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.
Hi everyone.... THIS is wonderful news, that the veterinary schools are
Now going to be teaching that over-vaccination of pets (once a year
"boosters") is only not necessary, but in some cases can be harmful or
Deadly! It has information for both dogs and cats. There still is an
Ongoing study regarding the Rabies vaccine. Most states now allow
(reluctantly) 3 year Rabies, but the study is collecting data on
Whether or not even that may be too much. They are looking at 8 or 10
I hope you all stop having yearly boosters for your pets. If you're
Concerned with immune levels, have the vet run a Titer test. THEN and
Only then, if the levels are below acceptable, should you have a
Booster. After all, when is the last time you had a "booster" for
Smallpox, or whooping cough, or anything else you had shots for as a
Child? Immune systems work the same in all mammals, and the concept
That pets have to have yearly shots doesn't make any more sense than if
You had have shots every year. If mammal¢s immune systems were that
Weak in fending off these things, all of them, us included, would have
Been extinct years ago!
VACCINATION NEWS FLASH
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
Ethical & 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.
Politics, traditions 20 or the doctor's economic well being should not
Be a factor in medical decision.
NEW PRINCIPLES OF IMMUNOLOGY
"Dogs and cats immune systems mature fully at 6 months. If a modified
Live virus (MLV) vaccine is given after 6 months of age, it produces an
Immunity which is good for the life of the pet (I.e: 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."< BR>
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 mother's milk. This natural
Protection can last 8-14 weeks. Puppies & kittens should NOT be
Vaccinated at LESS than 8 weeks. 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 4 months) will provide lifetime immunity.
CURRENT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DOGS
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
MLV, puppies and kitten program memory cells that survive for life,
Providing lifelong immunity." Dr. Carmichael at Cornell and Dr. Schultz
Has 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 manufacturer
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 as
CAV-1 vaccines carry the risk of "hepatitis blue-eye" reactions &
*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, Montgomery or Ft. Bend Counties [ Texas ] but there have been
rabid skunks and bats so the potential exists. It is a killed vaccine
and must be given every year.
*Lyme disease-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.
**VACCINATIONS NOT RECOMMENDED* *
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
*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.
Giardia is the most common intestinal parasite of humans in North
America , 30% or more of all dogs & cats are infected with giardia. It
has now been demonstrated that humans can transmit giardia to dogs &
cats and 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 Lyme] for dogs.
THE VIEW FROM THE TRENCHES; BUSINESS ASPECTS
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 o ffice 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 facilities, are 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
Imagine the money you will save, not to mention fewer risks from side
risk of mediated hemolytic anemia and allergic reactions are r educed
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 reactions.
The AAHA and all 27 veterinary schools of North America are our biggest
endorsement for these new protocols.*
*Dr. Bob Rogers*
9368 Sarah Shelton Ln.
Mechanicsville, VA 23116