All of the 27 Vet Universities in the U.S. have followed the immunization protocol as suggested by Dr. Dodds for years. All of these hospitals apparently will be changing their vaccination programs. This is welcome news and you should print this out and take it with you to your Vet should you need reinforcement against over vaccinating.


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 cats and dogs. Some of this information will present an ethical and economic challenge to Vets, and there will be skeptics. Some organizations have come up with a political compromise by suggesting vaccinations every 3 years to appease those who fear loss of income vs. those concerned about potential side effects. Politics, traditions, or the Drs. economic well being should not be a factor in a medical decision.


Dogs and cats immune systems mature fully at 6 mos. of age. If a modified live virus vaccine is given after 6 mos. of age it produces lifetime immunity for the pet. (i.e. canine distemper, parvo, feline distemper). If another MLV vaccine is given one 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. Not only are annual boosters for parvo and distemper unnecessary, it subjects the pet to potential risks of allergic reactions and immune-mediated haemolytic anemia. There is no scientific documentation to back up label claims for annual administration of MLV vaccines

Puppies/kittens receive antibodies through their mothers milk that last for 8-14 weeks.

Puppies and 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 mos. of age will (usually at 1 yr. 4 mos.) provide LIFETIME IMMUNITY.

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