Vaccine Recommendations For All Dogs EXCLUDING Bulldogs

If you have a brand new puppy and want to vaccinate properly right from the beginning or want figure out how to vaccinate your dog that you have had, READ on.

Vaccines are not tailored to meet the individual needs of each breed, purebred or not, which is why a 4lb Yorkie gets the same amount of vaccine as a 100lb Saint Bernard. Vaccines also contain a whole bunch of adjuvants and preservatives to prolong their shelf-life.  If you continue to vaccinate each year or every 6 months, or according to how frequently most vets will say, the liver, the main detoxification organ in the body literally becomes bombarded and can no longer function optimally, which creates sickness like allergies, autoimmune disease, cancer etc.  The dose determines the poison and ultimately, the more toxins in the body, the more sickness. 

Because the genetic line of pure-breed dogs have been repeatedly vaccinated throughout the last century, continuing to repeat these vaccinations does more harm than good. The current vaccine protocols are dated and don't consider that these genetic lines have been vaccinated so much.  

If you have a mixed breed dog, their DNA comes from a much larger gene pool, which makes them less susceptible to a vaccine reaction.  

If you have a bulldog, please read our recommendations here!

So When and How Should I Vaccinate my Dog? 

After researching veterinary journals (see sources below), we have learned that after birth, the mothers’ immunity lasts until 14 weeks of the puppies’ life (Jordan, 2021).  This suggests vaccinating as early as 6-8 weeks as recommended by the AKC, is unnecessary.  The first distemper/parvo shot should be given at a minimum of 14 weeks, preferably several weeks later.  Rabies should be administered several months later.  After each shot, homeopathic remedies, such as Thuja 30c should be given to detox each puppy from preservatives and other toxins. 

You will find a comparison between the AKC recommended vaccine schedule and our recommended vaccine schedule below.

After these core vaccines are administered, we recommend the use of an antibody titer test, which measures concentrations of antibodies in the blood to determine vaccine/protection status of an animal before any future vaccinations. Vaccines are designed to last in the body for 7.5 years - 15 years (Dodds, 2019). 

Vaccinating excessively “has the client paying for a service that is likely to be of little benefit to the pet’s existing level of protection against infectious disease.  It also increases the risk of adverse reactions from the repeated exposure to foreign substances” (Dodds, 2007). 

Further, a 2018 study collected data from VacciCheck, an antibody titer test from 16 different Dutch veterinary clinics and patients and results concluded that “most of the dogs that received last core vaccine more than 3 years ago still has a protective level of antibodies against CDV, CAV and CPV,” (Besten 2018) which supports the use of antibody titer testing before repeat vaccinations are administered.

Vaccines can be part of a healthy regimen for certain dogs.  In order to make sure they don't receive unnecessary vaccines that could trigger disease, always titer first. 


American Kennel Club (2022).  Your Complete Guide to First Year Puppy Vaccinations.

Besten, Ruby den (2018).  An Analysis of Titer Testing as Part of the Vaccination Guideline for Dogs.

Dodds, Jean (2007).  More Bumps on the Vaccine Road.


You can also learn more about vaccines and vaccinosis by clicking here!



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