Parvo vaccinations have long been accepted as a vital precaution in preventing your dog from being infected by the Canine Parvovirus, and yet our research and experience with our own customers highlights three major things that your vet probably isn’t telling you.
Firstly, most vaccines in use today are no longer protecting dogs against the latest 2c strain of Parvo.
This 2c strain, which came to light in the USA during 2006 (although it had been present in Europe and other parts of the world for much longer), is much more aggressive and fast-acting than the older 2a and 2b strains.
We had one customer, in the pacific North West, whose dog first showed Parvo symptoms on a Sunday morning, and by late that same afternoon, it was dead.
We are finding more and more customers who have fully-vaccinated adult dogs, as well as puppies, that are getting Parvo and, if not treated, dying from it.
Until recently, only Intervet manufactured vaccines that had been 100% challenge-tested against the 2c strain, but we’ve now had customers whose dogs had been vaccinated using their products, and yet still developed Parvo.
So, don’t assume that because your dog (whether old or young) has been vaccinated, he’s safe and will be immune.
Secondly, and we know this sounds counter-intuitive, but Parvo shots are actually giving dogs Parvo.
Again, we have many customers whose dogs develop full-blown Parvo symptoms within literally one or two days after being vaccinated.
Several customers can relate to this, because their own children got the ‘flu within days of being given the vaccines.
Well, the same thing is happening with dogs and their Parvo shots.
If you think about it, the vaccines contain the live virus, albeit modified, and they are designed to weaken the dog’s immune system, as that is how they are supposed to work – well, that’s the theory. And if that weren’t bad enough, many vaccines contain multiple viruses – anywhere from four to seven or eight at a time.
Finally, and perhaps most worrying of all, is the fact that research has now shown that all vaccinations, not just Parvo ones, can weaken your dog’s immune system. This means that your dog will be more likely to become ill in the future.
Other side-effects of vaccinations include chronic inflammation, which will cause the obvious issues such as arthritis, but inflammation has now been proven to be a leading cause of cancer.
The vaccines themselves also contain all sorts of toxic chemicals, which are not going to do your dog any good at all.
Although the AVMA has finally revised their recommendations regarding booster shots from annually to every three years, even this is too much. Other research has shown that vaccinations are effective for at least seven years, and maybe even life.
So, to summarise, Parvo shots are no longer that effective against the latest 2c strain, they may even given your dog Parvo, and they can cause long-term health issues such as cancer.
Your vet will probably argue against all of these points, but please remember – it’s your dog, and you have the right to know all of the facts before making an informed decision, and not be bullied into doing something you don’t want to do.
If you want to read more, we highly recommend a book called “The Nature Of Animal Healing” by Martin Goldstein DVM, and especially Chapters 3, about Diet, and 4, about Vaccinations.