An alternate view of vaccinations
Vaccines may have been a good idea at one time, but now we have to question current practices. The number of recommended vaccines, the number given in each injection, and the recommended frequency of these injections has increased dramatically since their inception in the 1970’s. Annual vaccine appointments provide a major income stream for most veterinary clinics whether or not they’re necessary for your dog.
In humans, there is a link between vaccines and autism and allergies. Did you know peanut oil is used in some vaccines? All vaccines contain chemicals, heavy metals, and a wide host of biological and chemical contaminants. The most recent of these is glyphosate, the chemical found in Round-Up weed killer.
These vaccines stimulate, and then with repetition, overstimulate the immune system. There is a reason for the explosion of autoimmune and adrenal diseases, allergies, epilepsy, and cancer cases in dogs. I’m convinced that over-vaccination plays a major role.
Bear Creek Ranch dogs
Our adult dogs at Bear Creek Ranch have had minimal vaccines. We believe in supporting their immune systems naturally. When the body faces fewer insults (chemicals, irritants, and other stressors) more energy can be devoted to proper immune system function.
Since the vaccine inserts (instructions) recommend that vaccines not be given within one week of a major stressor—such as sending puppies to new homes—we see the logic in scheduling any vaccinations after Bear Creek puppies have reached their new homes. Does that sound radical to you? Please see the comments of Doctors Foster, Schultz, and Dodd below.
As you’ll see detailed in the section below, vaccine won’t even “take”in 75% of six-week old puppies. Early vaccination is now known to suppress the immune system. Do we really want to be shooting their tiny, immature immune system full of contaminants?
Some comments by Dr. Race Foster
A study of a cross section of different puppies showed that the age at which they were able to respond to a vaccine and develop protection (become immunized) covered a wide period of time. At six weeks of age, 25% of the puppies could be immunized. At 9 weeks of age, 40% of the puppies were able to respond to the vaccine. The number increased to 60% by 16 weeks of age, and by 18 weeks, 95% of the puppies were protected by the vaccine.
Dr. Ronald Schultz
Legendary immunologist and researcher Dr. Ron Schultz, recommends that the first vaccines be give at age 8-10 weeks. Here are some excellent articles and interviews with Dr. Ron Schultz.
Dr. Jean Dodds
Dr. Dodds, another preeminent vaccine researcher and holistic practitioner suggests waiting until 9-10 weeks of age for the first round of vaccines. She also advocates giving very few vaccine antigens in one injection, rather than the common 5-in-1 injections.
English Shepherd Puppies for sale
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