Vaccinosis in Dogs and Puppies By Ed Frawley


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This information is reposted and written by Ed Frawley regarding Vaccines and is not necessarily the opinion of Dreamydoodles.

As a breeder Dreamydoodles currently follows the recommended vaccine protocol of our vet which is 5 way vaccine at 8 weeks old containing the core vaccines administered a couple days before our puppies go home and then we leave it up to our families and their Vets to decide on how they want to proceed.

THE CORE VACCINES: Canine Parvovirus, Distemper Virus, and Adenovirus-2 Vaccines and Rabies

We do highly recommend our families educate themselves on the subject and some of the different views and studies regarding vaccines. 


Do Your Research
Before You Vaccinate!!!!!!!

You can’t make an animal MORE immune to a disease by vaccinating them over and over
– no matter what a vet tells you. By Ed Frawley

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The unfortunate thing about vaccinosis is that people don’t get involved in learning about it until after there is a problem, and by then it’s often too late.

Vaccinosis is the term used for “reactions our pets have to being vaccinated.” It is far more common than we are lead to believe. In fact, most veterinarians refuse to talk about it because they are the ones who give the shots that cause Vaccinosis.

Over the past several years I have started to seriously question what the Veterinary industry recommends for a regimen of vaccinations for our dogs. I will tell you that I no longer vaccinate my dogs. I strongly recommend that you research this issue and not blindly accept the advice of your local vet, no matter how nice of a person he or she is.

It is my opinion that vaccinations cause more problems than they are supposed to cure. My research indicates that side effects from vaccinations are thyroid problems, epilepsy, cancer, allergies and behavioral problems just to mention a few. I would recommend that you do your own research. Go to Google and search on “Vaccinosis.” Ask yourself if you honestly think the veterinary medical industry is that far behind the human medical field. Humans do not need yearly vaccinations and I do not think our dogs need yearly vaccinations. I sell an excellent book titled Shock to the System. If you want to have your eyes opened, read this book.

Another very informative book is Vaccine Guide for Dogs & Cats. We now send a copy of this with all of our puppy customers.

It’s not a matter IF your dog has a reaction or damage from a vaccine, it’s WHEN it will happen. The damage from a vaccine can happen weeks or months after the actual injection is given.

Taken from: Vaccinosis From

One of the premier vets on Vaccinosis in this country is Dr. Jean Dodds.

To Contact Dr. Jean Dodds:

Home Office: (Mon/Tues/Fri)
Phone 310/ 828-4804 –Pacific Time
Fax: 310/ 828-8251
938 Stanford St.
Santa Monica, CA 90403 USA
Hemopet Office: (Wed/Thurs)
Phone: 714-891-2022 –Pacific Time
Fax: 714-891-2123
11330 Markon Dr
Garden Grove, CA 92841 USA

According to Dr Jean Dodds:

“This schedule is the one I recommend and should NOT be interpreted to mean that other protocols recommended by a veterinarian would be less satisfactory. It’s a matter of professional judgement and choice.”

For breeds or families of dogs susceptible to or effected with immune dysfunction, immune-mediated disease, immune-reactions associated with vaccinations, or autoimmune endocrine disease (e.g., thyroiditis, Addison’s or Cushing’s disease, diabetes, etc.), the following protocol is recommended:

Age of Pups / Vaccine Type

*MLV=modified-live virus

  • 9 weeks MLV Distemper/Parvovirus only (e.g. Intervet Progard Puppy)
  • 12 weeks MLV Distemper/Parvovirus only (e.g. Intervet Progard Puppy)
  • 24 weeks or older , if allowable by law Killed Rabies Vaccine
  • After 1 year, annually measure serum antibody titers against specific canine infectious agents such as distemper and parvovirus.

This is especially recommended for animals previously experiencing adverse vaccine reactions or breeds at higher risk for such reactions (e.g., Weimaraner, Akita, American Eskimo, Great Dane). Another alternative to booster vaccinations is homeopathic nosodes. This option is considered an unconventional treatment that has not been scientifically proven to be efficacious. One controlled parvovirus nosode study did not adequately protect puppies under challenged conditions. However, data from Europe and clinical experience in North America support its use. If veterinarians choose to use homeopathic nosodes, their clients should be provided with an appropriate disclaimer and written informed consent should be obtained.

I use only killed 3 year rabies vaccine for adults. In some states, they may be able to give titer test result in lieu of booster.

I do NOT use Bordetella, corona virus, leptospirosis or Lyme vaccines unless these diseases are endemic in the local area pr specific kennel. Furthermore, the currently licensed leptospira bacterins do not contain the serovars causing the majority of clinical leptospirosis today.

Do NOT recommend vaccinating bitches during estrus, pregnancy or lactation. Do not vaccinate during times of stress such as: surgery, travel, illness or infection.

Dr. Jean Dodds’ Recommended Vaccination Schedule
Vaccine Initial 1st Annual Booster Re-Administration Interval Comments
Distemper (MLV)
(e.g. Intervet Progard Puppy)
9 weeks
12 weeks
16 – 20 weeks
At 1 year MLV Distemper/ Parvovirus only
None needed.
Duration of immunity 7.5 / 15 years by studies. Probably lifetime. Longer studies pending.
Can have numerous side effects if given too young (< 8 weeks).
Parvovirus (MLV)
(e.g. Intervet Progard Puppy)
9 weeks
12 weeks
16 – 20 weeks
At 1 year MLV Distemper/ Parvovirus only None needed.
Duration of immunity 7.5 years by studies. Probably lifetime. Longer studies pending.
At 6 weeks of age, only 30% of puppies are protected but 100% are exposed to the virus at the vet clinic.
24 weeks or older At 1 year (give 3-4 weeks apart from Dist/Parvo booster) Killed 3 year rabies vaccine 3 yr. vaccine given as required by law in California (follow your state/provincial requirements) rabid animals may infect dogs.
Vaccines Not Recommended For Dogs
Distemper & Parvo @ 6 weeks or younger Not recommended.
At this age, maternal antibodies form the mothers milk (colostrum) will neutralize the vaccine and only 30% for puppies will be protected. 100% will be exposed to the virus at the vet clinic.
Corona Not recommended.
1.) Disease only affects dogs <6 weeks of age.
2.) Rare disease: TAMU has seen only one case in seven years.
3.) Mild self-limiting disease.
4.) Efficacy of the vaccine is questionable.
Leptospirosis Not recommended
1) There are an average of 12 cases reported annually in California.
2)  Side effects common.
3) Most commonly used vaccine contains the wrong serovars.  (There is no cross-protection of serovars) There is a new vaccine with 2 new serovars. Two vaccinations twice per year would  be required for protection.).
4) Risk outweighs benefits.
Lyme Not recommended
1) Low risk in California.
2) 85% of cases are in 9 New England states and Wisconsin.
3) Possible side effect of polyarthritis from whole cell bacterin.
Only recommended 3 days prior to boarding when required.
Protects against 2 of the possible 8 causes of kennel cough.
Duration of immunity 6 months.
Giardia Not recommended
Efficacy of vaccine unsubstantiated by independent studies

There are two types of vaccines currently available to veterinarians: modified-live vaccines and inactivated (“killed”) vaccines.

Immunization Schedules

There is a great deal of controversy and confusion surrounding the appropriate immunization schedule, especially with the availability of modified-live vaccines and breeders who have experienced postvaccinal problems when using some of these vaccines. It is also important to not begin a vaccination program while maternal antibodies are still active and present in the puppy from the mother’s colostrum. The maternal antibodies identify the vaccines as infectious organisms and destroy them before they can stimulate an immune response.

Many breeders and owners have sought a safer immunization program.

Modified Live Vaccines (MLV)

Modified-live vaccines contain a weakened strain of the disease causing agent. Weakening of the agent is typically accomplished by chemical means or by genetic engineering. These vaccines replicate within the host, thus increasing the amount of material available for provoking an immune response without inducing clinical illness. This provocation primes the immune system to mount a vigorous response if the disease causing agent is ever introduced to the animal. Further, the immunity provided by a modified-live vaccine develops rather swiftly and since they mimic infection with the actual disease agent, it provides the best immune response.

Inactivated Vaccines (Killed)

Inactivated vaccines contain killed disease causing agents. Since the agent is killed, it is much more stable and has a longer shelf life, there is no possibility that they will revert to a virulent form, and they never spread from the vaccinated host to other animals. They are also safe for use in pregnant animals (a developing fetus may be susceptible to damage by some of the disease agents, even though attenuated, present in modified-live vaccines). Although more than a single dose of vaccine is always required and the duration of immunity is generally shorter, inactivated vaccines are regaining importance in this age of retrovirus and herpesvirus infections and concern about the safety of genetically modified microorganisms. Inactivated vaccines available for use in dogs include rabies, canine parvovirus, canine coronavirus, etc.

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