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TRIAL SHOWING OVER VACCINATING FOR SMALL DOGS
Finally, a trial showing proof that dogs should be vaccinated according to their body
weight. One of the articles about the trial is “Adverse events diagnosed within
three days of vaccine administration in dogs” by Doctors, Moore, Guptill and
Ward. The trial shows that the vaccine dose is too much for small breeds.
I have seen vaccine reactions in my dogs and customers’ dogs over the years and
debated this issue with vets and the manufacturing companies of vaccines about
reactions witnessed by myself and customers. The same sized dose should not be
for all dogs. A 3 lb. dog should not receive the same dose as a 70 lb. dog. It is the
same common sense principle to not give a child the same sized dose as an adult.
There is such a wide difference in sizes between today’s dog breeds, the one size
fits all approach from the manufactures of vaccines makes no sense. Why wouldn’t
you consider how much each dog weighs? Especially after this study shows, and
made them aware of reactions.
Each dose of the vaccine has the same amount of virus/bacteria. The same amount
of adjuvant, the boosting agents to make the vaccine more effective. Aluminum, a
main adjuvant is a heavy metal that causes many diseases. Each vaccine uses
preservatives, mainly mercury, and another heavy metal. The doses include
antibiotics which kills the good and bad bacteria of the intestines. It is why I
recommend kefir to be given after vaccinations to build up the good flora of the
intestines. The vaccines have stabilizers and foreign tissue cultures such as fetal
calf serum in each dose. All listed ingredients are known to cause reactions, and in
my opinion, underlining factors of disease. Isn’t this why we are giving vaccines, to
The two-year study of vaccine reactions gathered at 360 of the Banfield clinics in
2002 and 2003 concluded: “Young adult small-breed neutered dogs that received
multiple vaccines per office visit were at greatest risk of a VAAE (Vaccine
Associated Adverse Event) within 72 hours after vaccination.” The trial only
included neutered dogs.
The study revealed more issues related to small breeds and it was published in
JAVMA, the Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association of October, 2005.
There were nonspecific vaccine reactions, allergic reactions, hives (urticaria), severe
whole-body allergic reaction (anaphylaxis), cardiac arrest, cardiovascular shock, and
death. 10,000 dogs were vaccinated, 38 showed adverse reactions. In other words
small dogs have a 4 out of 1000 chance having an adverse reaction. Sure, the
number appears to be low by this study but my own experience with vaccinating my
dogs the percent is much higher. At least it appears, the veterinary community is
starting to acknowledge the issue that size and amount of doses does matter.
The study did NOT include reactions reported after 72 hours. I am sure some dog
owners never reported reactions. Probably, some conditions were not recognized
by the vet as reactions to the vaccine. Delayed reactions can be site cancers
(disease at the site where the shot was given), autoimmune diseases, skin
diseases, allergies and the list goes on.
Seizures were not included in the study. I have seen this reaction to vaccinations
too many times. Once I changed my program to giving 1/2 dose to dogs weighing
less than 15 lb. and combinations of 4 or less (more than one virus/bacteria per
shot, called 2-way to 7-way vaccines) I have not witnessed a seizure reaction from
giving a vaccine.
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) of 2007 “Vaccine
Guidelines reports gross under-reporting of vaccine-associated adverse events.”
Vets are warned not to give Proheart 6 (heartworm shot) with a vaccination, due to
a higher risk of reactions. Veterinarians are supposed to warn their clients about the
risk of multiple vaccinations since this study came out. I know I have rarely been
told about risks before giving my consent to vaccinate my dogs. It makes me
wonder how many pet owners have been warned about the risks.
If your dog weighs less than 11 lb., it has 4 times the chance of a 99 lb. dog of
reacting to the vaccine. The chance of reaction(s) is greater the smaller the dog.
Neutered dogs had a 27 %-38% greater risk than unfixed dogs; spayed dogs were
not included in the trial. Dogs younger than 2 years of age and over 6 years of age
were at greater risk for reactions to the vaccines.
Vaccines come in single dose to multiple combinations. A 7-way vaccine includes 7
different viruses/bacteria in the same shot. The risk of reactions is higher in
correlation to the number of viruses/bacteria given at once. Each additional vaccine
given per office visit increased the rate of reaction to the vaccines by 24.2%. The
dogs that died in the study had received 4 or more vaccines at their last vet visit. To
decreases the risk of adverse reaction to the vaccines, give only one vaccination per
visit. Schedule the vaccinations 3 days to 3 weeks apart.
Vaccine reactions were found higher in the following breeds: Dachshunds, Pugs,
Boston Terriers, Miniature Pinschers and Chihuahuas. Then Maltese, Miniature
Schnauzers, Jack Russells, Toy Poodles, and Yorkshire Terriers followed as the
second group most at risk. Mid-size dogs like Lhasa Apsos (cousin of shih tzu), Bichons and Beaglesrated third. Chow Chows, German Shepherds and Rottweilers came in last. Mixed
breeds had a lower reaction rate. Most of the breeds listed are over the range of 15
lb. body weight and they were at the lowest risk. There is a correlation to size.
How do you avoid reactions to the vaccines? Keep your dog’s immune system high.
Diet is important; raw organic is best with pure water (distilled or reverse osmosis).
Never give more than one shot (vaccine) at a time and find a vet who understands
why. Keep combination shots to 4 or less per vet visit. Only use drugs/chemicals
when necessary. I use flea and tick repellants before going to the vet (groomer, or
pet store) and heartworm only during mosquito season. I use eucalyptus essential oil
or other essential oils sprayed on a cloth collar or handkerchief placed around my
dog’s neck instead of frontline to keep pests at bay.
I have found vets willing to use common sense and only give each dog what is
necessary. I have written an article on “Which Vaccinations does your Pooch
Need?” to help guide you in what is necessary for your own dog.
If your want to understand more about vaccine ingredients just put the phrase into your search bar or go to http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines
Dew claws: 1 - 7 days of age
the dew claw(s) are removed if they have them
Worming: every 2 weeks while in the breeder's care if necessary
used for 3 days in a row once per month or as needed
Vaccinations: recommended distemper 2 to 5 way shot
IN same SHOT -
distemper, Hepatitis CAV-2, Parainfluenza, Parvorirus
IT IS THE WAY THE DRUG COMPANIES PACKAGE THE PRODUCT
some vets redo what the breeder has already given
it is your responsibility to schedule the vaccinations
usually given at 9 weeks
21-28 after 1st distemper vaccination
THIS AVOIDS OVER VACCINATING
Titer - blood test for antibodies YEARLY
once antibodies are below required level then re-vaccinate
*USUALLY 3-7 YEARS BEFORE RE-VACCIANTING
The vets give the same size dose to a great dane as a 2 # puppy.
The Vet's insurance usually requires the puppy's vaccinations to be redone
even if the breeder gave the vaccinations to the puppy.
The Vet's insurance wants ensure vaccination protection and avoid law suits
We want your puppy to live as long as possible without HEALTH issues
that is WHY we chose to NOT give vaccinations that get redone by the vet.
Rabies: 16 weeks
Titer test every year
re-vaccinate when antibodies are below required level
usually at 3 -7 years
Neuter(male) orSpade(female) not before 6 months of age
8 months of age for this size dog is BEST
Fixing is required by the breeder
Heartworm: first thaw to first hard freeze (April 1 to November 1 )
Snap test-blood test after the first HARD freeze THINK DECEMBER 1
Heartworm comes from mosquitoes.
Start at 5 months of age,
continue for at least 3 months
Or use Purification or Purity essential oil and
do a once a year Heartworm/Lyme test blood test-snap test
at end of each season after the first hard freeze...think December 1
Lyme: shot &/or blood test for at the end of each season
Comes from deer ticks...
***to pass the disease the tick needs to carry the disease
and be on the animal for 48 hrs.
do a SNAP test (blood test) at the end of each season after the first hard freeze.
If any of my dogs have either disease...I want to know about it before Spring
the heartworms or lyme disease will not be growing
from November to April if the test shows positive.
it is NOT necessary to repeat the snap test in the Spring
there are NO mosquitoes or deer ticks during the Winter in Minnesota.
***We have found that many veterinarians redo the vaccinations we have given.
We have witnessed health issues or even death for this size dog.
They give the same size dose to a 100# dog as they do to a 2# dog
due to insurance, income and other reasons...
therefore we do NOT give vaccinations unless noted differently.
DO NOT give more than 1 drug/vaccination/pill at a time
distemper series: no more than a 5 way shot (UP TO 5 VIRUSES IN 1 SHOT)
bordetella: only necessary 21 days before boarding
frontline: do not give the same day as heartworm pill...space at least 3 days or more
if your dog weighs 15# and the tube states up to 25#...give 1/2 of the tube
heartworm : give dose according to weight...use pill spiltter
DRUGS are to be given separately...
wait 3 days or more between drugs if no reaction
or wait till reaction is gone & 3 more days or more!
go to the dog articles webpage
read the titer article!!!
ANY FAULT THAT WILL NOT HEAL OVER TIME or CANNOT BE REPAIRED DURING FIXING WILL BE DISCLOSED BEFORE PICKUP
Disease-free puppies are important to us
as I'm sure it is to you.
Oreo with Rapunzel's puppy
who still wanted to nurse
when her mother was finished nursing her...
What is amazing is that Oreo
had never had a litter but
produced milk for this little female puppy
who wanted more
The sale of dogs and cats is subject to consumer protection regulations. Minnesota law also provides safeguards to protect pet dealers and animal purchasers. The following guarantee is a portion of the Minnesota Statues, section 325F.79.
A STATEMENT OF MINNESOTA LAW GOVERNING THE SALE OF DOGS AND CATS
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PURCHASER.
Have puppy vet check within 48 hours from the time received.
To obtain the remedies, the purchaser shall:
Notify the pet dealer, within two (2) business days,
of the diagnosis by a veterinarian of a health problem & provide the pet dealer with:
If the purchaser wishes to receive a full refund for the animal
return the animal no later than two (2) business days after receipt of a written statement from a veterinarian indicating the animal is unfit due to a health problem.
With respect to a dead animal the purchaser must
provide the pet dealer with a written statement from a veterinarian
indicating the animal died from a health problem which existed on or before the receipt of the animal by the purchaser.
RIGHTS OF THE PURCHASER.
If, within ten (10) days after receipt of the animal by the purchaser, a veterinarian states, in writing, that the animal has a health problem which existed in the animal at the time of delivery, or if within one (1) year after receipt of the animal by the purchaser
that the animal has died or is ill due to
hereditary (genetically passed or passable from parent to offspring)
congenital (existing from birth) defect
is not the breed type represented,
the animal shall be considered to have been unfit for sale at the time of sale.
In the event an animal dies due to a health problem which existed in the animal at the time of delivery to the purchaser, the pet dealer shall provide the purchaser with one of the following remedies selected by the purchaser:
receive an animal, of equal value, if available, and reimbursement for reasonable veterinary fees, such reimbursements not exceed the original purchase price of the animal; or
Receive a refund of the full purchase price.
Purchase price is minus eBook $10 & training fee $90
In the event of a health problem, which existed at the time of delivery to the purchaser, the pet dealer shall provide the purchaser with one of the following remedies selected by the purchaser:
return the animal to the pet dealer for a refund of the full purchase price;
exchange the animal for an animal of the purchaser’s choice of equivalent value, providing a replacement is available; or
Retain the animal, and receive reimbursement for reasonable veterinary fees, such reimbursement not to exceed the original purchase price of the animal.
The price of veterinary service shall be deemed reasonable if the service is appropriate for the diagnosis and treatment for the health problem and the price of the service is comparable to that of
similar service rendered by the breeder’s veterinarians in proximity to the treating veterinarian.
Pet dealer will not honor any diagnosis from an HSVNA (Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association) veterinarian or any veterinarian associated with Banfield Veterinarian Services.
RIGHTS OF PET DEALER.
No refund, replacement, or reimbursement of veterinary fees shall be required if any one or more of the following conditions exist.
1 The health problem or death resulted from maltreatment, neglect or a disease contracted while in the possession of the purchaser, or from an injury sustained subsequent to receipt of the animal by the purchaser.
2 A statement was not provided to the purchaser which disclosed the health problem for which the purchaser seeks to return the animal.
3 If the veteran is not available for the breeder to speak too.
4 The purchaser fails to carry out recommended treatment prescribed by the examining veterinarian or breeder.
In the event that a pet dealer wishes to contest a demand for the relief, the pet dealer may require the purchaser to produce the animal for examination or autopsy by a veterinarian designated by the pet dealer. The pet dealer shall have a right of recovery against the purchaser if the pet dealer is not obligated to provide a remedy.
The prevailing party in the court action shall have the right to recover costs and reasonable attorney fees not to exceed $500.00.
ALL PUPPIES ARE VET CHECKED
They are socialized
to insure they are truly ready to leave
and go to their NEW homes.
Each Puppy is sold with a 1 year health guarantee
Your new puppy is free of disease/illness and we strongly recommend you to
visit your veterinarian within 48 hours of receiving your new puppy
no matter where you purchase your puppy. It's to insure your guarantee and that the puppy is fit for sale.
The guarantee is for one year from the date of purchase. Most health defects show up
within one year. If a Vet states in writing within one year that your puppy is ill or has died due to a hereditary or congenital defect you can choose one of following 3 choices:
1-return puppy for a full refund.
2-exchange puppy for one of equal value if available.
3-keep puppy and ArdyWeb pays for Vet costs up to the sold price of the puppy
Scroll to bottom of page to read Minnesota Statues, section 325F.79.
We believe our years of experience will help us answer all of your questions
and take care of all of your puppy needs.
Our vet recommends NOT to offer stud service so we don't.
If other dogs were allowed on our property they can bring fleas, ear mites, sexually
transmitted diseases or parvo...one of the deadliest diseases.
Dogs that don't know each other can injure one another or worst if they are not introduced properly when attempting to mate. We don't want any health problems or anything bad to happen to our babies.
This means we own both parents
we do NOT offer stud service or boarding
to keep our dogs disease & parasite FREE
Photos of the parents can be emailed.