Adverse reactions; disclosure

For a listing of adverse reactions to vaccines and drugs; and the canine class action lawsuit see:

For Dr. Dodds letter in support of requiring Veterinarians to provide vaccine disclosure form. Continue reading Adverse reactions; disclosure

Immunology vaccines
Susan Thorpe Vargas MS, Ph.D.

One of the most controversial issues in veterinary science today concerns puppy vaccinations. What people are questioning is the frequency of vaccination, some safety vs. efficacy concerns and even whether to vaccinate at all. So when you ask your vet when to bring your animal back for its next shot, be aware there is no one correct answer. How often to vaccinate will depend upon quite a few different factors. Some of these considerations include dog’s environment, its breed, the age at which the first shot was given and the interval between shots. Continue reading Immunology vaccines

Colorado State Univ. Vaccine Protocol


A recent survey by one of the largest vaccine manufacturers (Pfizer) of small animal vaccination practices found 1,700 different vaccination recommendations for dogs and cats from veterinarians across the United States. In January 1998, the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital will be offering its clients one additional vaccination program (1701). We are making this change after years of concern about the lack of scientific evidence to support the current practice of annual vaccination and the increasing documentation that overvaccinating has been associated with harmful side effects. Continue reading Colorado State Univ. Vaccine Protocol

2004 AVMA guidelines vaccines

September 15, 2004
Controversy, confusion continue to surround vaccine guideline. sIn recent years, the release of vaccine guidelines for dogs and cats has stirred up controversy in the veterinary profession and confused some veterinarians and pet owners.”Veterinary medicine is truly going through some unprecedented changes. I think the vaccination environment is one of them,” comments Dr. Richard Ford, a professor of small animal internal medicine at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Ford was on the American Animal Hospital Association Canine Vaccine Task Force, which released its vaccination guidelines in spring 2003. These guidelines recommended three-year booster intervals in adult dogs for distemper virus, parvovirus, adenovirus-2, and parainfluenza virus. Continue reading 2004 AVMA guidelines vaccines

Dr Dodds recommendations

Changing Vaccine Protocols orig. by W Jean Dodds DVM
W. Jean Dodds, DVM
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 828-4804;FAX (310) 453-5240;

The challenge to produce effective and safe vaccines for the prevalent infectious diseases of humans and animals has become increasingly difficult. In veterinary medicine, evidence implicating vaccines in triggering immune-mediated and other chronic disorders (vaccinosis) is . . . → Read More: Dr Dodds recommendations

1997 vet. vaccine conference

As early as 1997 a limit in the frequency and amount of vaccines given was noted in the veterinary community:

*Avoid vaccinations before six weeks of age. Give two to four doses of vaccine spaced three to four weeks apart.
*Give annual booster vaccine at one . . . → Read More: 1997 vet. vaccine conference

Core vaccines

“Core” Vaccines

Canine vaccines which are considered essential, and should be given to every dog, are termed “core vaccines”. All other vaccines are regarded as “non-core” and should be used in dogs considered at high risk on an as needed basis. Core vaccines are considered essential because they are designed to prevent important diseases that pose serious health threats to susceptible dogs, irrespective of geographic location or the life style of a dog. Some “non-core” vaccines also may be considered “core” because they are designed to prevent a disease that is a potential public health threat…. Continue reading Core vaccines