Parvo Vaccinations – What The Vet Won’t Tell You!

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.

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90 Responses to “Parvo Vaccinations – What The Vet Won’t Tell You!”

  1. Lindsay says:

    Good to know my dog is not the only pup out there who has suffered from parvo even though he was up to date on his shots. “Philly” was two years old when he started showing signs. We got him emergency care immediatley, as I am well aware of the parvo destruction. However we could not afford the $200 a day treatment. I had the vet set up an IV for fluids and antibiotics, and took him home for the longest two days of both of our lives! If you have experience with health in dogs I recomend caring for your dog at home. You can pay the vet all kinds of money, but your dog still sits alone at night. I was getting up every hour and forcing fluids, meds, and high calorie paste into my dog. After the first day and night of this he was up and moving and going outside to use the bathroom. The second night he was eating chicken and that was that. He is still healthy and full of life, but I thought I was going to lose him. After the vet got the results from the lab we found out it was the newer strand of parvo, which is why it did not show up on any of the tests.

    • debbie says:

      Hi lindsay i also have a dog named philly she seams to get sick starting with a high fever every month noe since july i been at the vet and nothing is showing up in her blood work i truly think it may be parvo but the vet said she already been vac and there is no blood in her stools he keeps dismising me the anboties and the fulid work and she back on her feet in a few days but a month later she will be running around playing the next minute she laying life less i am over 2000 in debt and still no answers she is only a year old can you please tell me how they new your dog had parvo thank you so much

      • Rae and Mark says:


        Firstly, just because a dog has been vaccinated against Parvo does not mean they still won’t get it. We hear about this happening multiples times a week.

        Parvo can be tested for using a stool sample, which is what most vets do in their own clinic, and by blood work-ups. Stool sample tests can generate false negatives and false positives and are not reliable, especially with the current 2c strain, in spite of what your vet may tell you. Blood work-ups tend to be more accurate, but it will take a day or two to get the results back, which with Parvo can be too late.

        But from what you are saying, it really doesn’t sound like Parvo.

        The fact it happens once a month is curious, and suggests something environmental.

        Does she have access to any chemicals (e.g. bleach, weedkillers)?

        Is there any food you eat once a month that you give her that could be causing problems? There are quite a few foods that are safe for us humans but that are not safe for some pets:

        Are there any chemical-based meds you’re giving her once a month (e.g. heartworm prevention), as these can cause all sorts of side-effects?

        (There is a safe, chemical-free heartworm prevention/treatment product included in our detox kit. We would actually recommend giving her a full detox now, to help purge her system from any junk that doesn’t belong there, including chemicals, and then, once the detox is done, drop the dosage down to Daily Maintenance. You can read all about this Rabies Vaccination Side-Effects Prevention Protocol on one of our other sites – although we developed this protocol for rabies vaccinations, it will work just as well for other vaccinations, as well as for doing a general detox even if you’re not planning on giving her any more shots. As a general rule, however, a full detox is recommended at least twice a year.)

        We would take a good look at the dog food you are using, as most of what you’ll buy at the supermarket are full of ingredients that are unnecessary (i.e. fillers with no nutritional value), allergenic (e.g. wheat, soy), hard to digest (e.g. corn), or dangerous (e.g. various chemicals), not to mention other items that don’t bear thinking about. Watch the video on this Triumph Dog Food site and be prepared to be both shocked and disgusted. Note that Triumph dog food, which is what we feed our dogs, is wholesome and nutritious and does NOT contain the nasty ingredients featured in that video!

        Whatever you do, know that the more chemical-based products you give her, including vaccinations, prescription drugs and cheap mass-produced dog food, the more damage it will do, and the effects of these chemicals are cumulative.

  2. Henrietta says:

    I was surprised to read about the parvo vacine …and its disadvantages. Perhaps my former puppy Bichon Frise Divona had a shot and came down with the parvo virus all the long the breeder had her. She only lasted 16 days and had died at the hospital. Thanks for the interesting article. I will print it out to give a copy to our vet.

    Happy New Year..and May each safe dog have a healthy New year Too!!

  3. I read your article with interest. I am especially interested in caring for older animals, primarily dogs, many of whom take a variety of prescription medications to manage other chronic conditions such as arthritis and heart conditions. Thank you very much for your thoughtful warning about vaccinations. I agree that more is not necessarily better.

    It’s really hard to know whether to immunize your companion animals and I think you have given wise advise to talk to your veterinarian. I would also add that people should not hesitate to ask your vet questions, such as what is the risk of giving your animal a particular vacine AND what is the risk of not giving your dog that specific vacine.

  4. Paula Seale says:

    i was checking the website for kennel cough and it linked me here regarding a shot for kennel cough. Is the parvo shot/virus the same as kennel cough?

  5. Rae and Mark says:


    Thanks for your question.

    No, the Parvo virus and Parvo shots are not the same as Kennel Cough and the shots you would get for this.

    The reason we linked here from our Kennel Cough Treatment site is because any vaccinations, including those for both Parvo and for Kennel Cough, carry the same risks, because they are both chemical-based products and are designed to work in the same way (i.e. they are meant to lower the dog’s immune system so that they can create antibodies against whatever has been injected into them, but the truth is that in many cases, their immune system may be completely destroyed for about two weeks).

  6. Nicole says:

    You know my husband has been talking to me about the parvo vaccine giving our baby parvo. I thought he was being parinoid, but low and be told my baby got his parvo vaccine on Saturday the 2nd and lastnight we were up all night with our puppy vomiting. I took him to the vet today the 5th and he tested positive for parvo. It took 2 days, but our baby has parvo from the vaccine. Good luck people.

    • trh102010 says:

      I too Just had this experience. I got a new puppy for a companion for my 1 1/2 year old Chi mi. The new pup was healthy at vet’s office Friday. They gave her vaccines and dewormer. Then they very next day she had diarrhea. I thought it was a reaction to vaccine. I called vet and they concurred she was probably just having reaction. If she wasn’t better by Tuesday (this was on the fourth of July 3 day weekend) to call them back. Tuesday she had still had diarrhea and was puking. I took her back and they kept her overnight and saved her. I inquired about my other dog. They said since he was over a year it shouldn’t hit him as hard if he did get it. To just make sure he had fluids etc. Then within a week. He got it. I gave fluids every hour thinking he would not have it as bad. He died withing 2 days. It has been devistating. Not to mention during This time my daughter had her 5 month old pup over playing with the dogs before we knew what was going on. (who has only had the first vaccine and one booster) so far. Does anyone have ideas on. If this puppy too will also come down with it. This has been a horrific experience and the thought of having to go through it again with my daughter’s dog is that much more saddening.

      • Rae and Mark says:

        We are, of course, sorry to hear about your experience which, sadly, is far too common.

        There is no real way to tell if your daughter’s pup will also come down with this virus, and it can take as long as two weeks after infection before symptoms appear (although five to seven days is more usual).

        It is very easily transmitted from dog to do, via infected feces, urine, vomit, nose-to-nose contact, and via birds, insects and humans too.

        The best thing to do is to be prepared, and we therefore recommend having a Parvo treatment kit on hand, just in case.

        Also, you need to make sure the puppy’s immune system is as strong as possible. That means no chemicals of any type (e.g. no vaccinations, no chemical-based dewormers, no chemical-based heartworm prevention products, no cheap commercial dog food, no access to household / garden chemicals).

        A detox will also help flush out the chemicals that are already in the system. (The same products that you can use for Parvo treatment can also be used for a detox.)

        In terms of dog food, we only use Triumph dog food with our own dogs, which is why we are happy to recommend it to others.

        We hope the puppy stays healthy.

  7. steve says:

    What about rabbies vaccine.

    My pet licence requires it.

  8. Rae and Mark says:


    Yes, rabies vaccinations are mandatory in most, if not all states, and we are certainly not advocating breaking the law.

    However, we would advise going for the three-year shot, thus minimising the amount of chemicals entering your dogs’ systems.

  9. I’d like to know where I can find the research that says that vaccines weaken the immune system. Last I heard about the issue, vaccines store the tactics of how to combat a virus in the memory cells of the immune system. There are a lot of diseases that people and animals don’t die of anymore because of vaccines.

    Donald from Housing


  10. Rae and Mark says:


    We suggest you start with these two books:

    The Nature Of Animal Healing” by Marty Goldstein DVM

    What Vets Don’t Tell You About Vaccines” by Catherine O’Driscoll

  11. David says:

    This is misinformation:

    If you think about it, the vaccines contain the live virus, albeit modified, and they are designed to weaken the dog’s immune system,

    Vaccines do NOT carry a live virus. Vaccines do NOT weaken the immune system. That is not how vaccines are designed to work.

  12. Rae and Mark says:

    We can only suggest that you do some research.

    A quick search on Google will soon turn up information such as this article, called “Do Vaccines Disable the Immune System?

    And if you want to dig deeper, then we highly recommend “The Nature Of Animal Healing” by Martin Goldstein DVM (see Chapter 4) and “What Vets Don’t Tell You About Vaccines” by Catherine O’Driscoll.

  13. recently our dog had the kennel cough shot and she has been going downhill since she eats and nothing wrong with her urine and bowel movement but she is loseing weight and her hair is starting to fall out vet said i was required to give her the shot if i took her to a groomer. she does not playany like she has no energy looking forward for your comments.

  14. Rae and Mark says:

    Jim & Sharon,

    Firstly, we are very sorry to hear about your dog, although, of course, it doesn’t come as any great surprise to us.

    If you check out one of our other blogs, you’ll see an article about the Bordetella Vaccine, where there are a ton of people with pretty much the same problems as you’ve been having – and some dogs have even died as a result of these kennel cough shots.

    While you’re there, you should also check out our most recent post, called Vaccines & Vets, where we respond, at length and with emotion, to one vet who commented on the Bordetella Vaccine post, telling us how wrong we are in our views.

    The sad thing is that kennel cough, while annoying, is rarely fatal and therefore doesn’t really require vaccinations (even if they worked without causing additional problems) – there is a kennel cough natural treatment which is very effective and has no side-effects, unlike the chemicals most vets use.

    Unfortunately, these days, many of the places that people have traditionally taken their dogs (e.g. parks / dog parks, grooming salons) are no longer safe.

    We suggest you take a look at our most recent blog post, Why The Dog Grooming Salon May Not Be As Safe As You Thought, for more information.

    And although this post covers dog grooming salons, the same risk applies to any public place (e.g. doggie day care), even those that demand proof of vaccinations.

    By taking your dog there, you are being lulled into a false sense of security, thinking he won’t get infected with something nasty (e.g. Parvo), when that is simply not the case.

    What we would recommend that you do is this:

    Firstly, your dog needs a full detox, to get rid of all of those poisonous chemicals that your vet has injected into her.

    Secondly, you should give your dog what we call our Daily Maintenance treatment, which is what we do with our own dogs, given that we don’t believe in vaccinations and that we do everything we can to boost, not destroy, their immune systems.

    Anyway, we hope your doggie gets better soon. Jim & Sharon, check your email for a small gift from us.

  15. Rejio Jerno says:

    It is important that your dog be vaccinated. To prevent or avoid any problem especially when they suddenly bite human beings.

  16. Rae and Mark says:

    There are few problems, other than potentially rabies (which is no longer a canine problem in the USA, according to the CDC), that would be helped by vaccinations were a dog to bite you.

    However, there are a TON of problems with vaccinations generally – check out one of our other posts, called Vaccines & Vets, for more information, and make sure you click through to all of the referenced articles.

  17. Sandra t. says:

    Today around 9:30 am we had to put down our 4yr old min pin. Lucy (our min pin) had started vomiting and had bloody stools last night at 10pm. My daughter called the emergency vet and was told not to worry: Lucy had all her shots, she was drinking, she probably just had a virus.

    When we arrived at the emerg vet at 9:00am this morning the vet acted appalled and as though we had neglected our dog. He wanted to know what had happened to her and how long she had been sick. We explained she had gotten sick the night before and that we had called immediately. He was incredulous! We had to put her down. She was dying before they could inject her.

    Please keep watch on your dogs! Lucy was very well cared for, very pampered, and very spoiled. She never even “got dirty”. She was showered with attention and love. The emerg. vet had no idea(at least he would not share with us) what happened. It couldn’t have been a poisioning. She was never alone, never outside except on a leash, and only for a short while. But it took less than 12 hours for her to go from her spunky, energetic self to a unresponsive, bleeding, carcass. Please be aware so this doesn’t happen to you. Bless you.

  18. Rae and Mark says:


    Firstly, we are, of course, very sorry to hear about Lucy.

    From the symptoms you describe, it does sound as though she had Parvo, and as you have unfortunately found out, Parvo vaccinations are increasingly ineffective; even fully-vaccinated adult dogs as old as 14 are getting Parvo these days.

    Needless to say, vets won’t tell you this (as they make up to half of their income from giving vaccinations), but we hear stories such as this almost every day of the week.

    It is very sad that so many dog owners trust their vets to do what’s best for their dogs, only to find out that they have been misled and lied to – Parvo shots DO NOT guarantee immunity (quite the opposite, in fact), and they do cause other side-effects (including allergic reactions, chronic inflammation, skin problems, cancer, and even anaphylactic shock which is often fatal).

    We could go on and on about the dangers of vaccinations (and we frequently do), but a good place to start would be a post called Vaccines & Vets that we made on one of our other blogs recently.

    Another really great book about vaccinations (and why you shouldn’t administer them) is called Natural Immunity – in that book, which is basically a collection of research material, some of which goes back decades, you’ll discover some truly alarming information that nobody is being told about.

    Anyway, please don’t be upset about your vet’s attitude – in our experience, having helped treat well over 3,700 dogs (and cats) for Parvo since March 2007, many vets know little to nothing about Parvo: they offer dangerous advice, their years of medical training still only let them offer a 50% chance of your dog surviving (not that this stops them from charging hundreds or even thousands of dollars), and they are so brainwashed by the big drug companies (from whom they frequently get backhanders) that they are unwilling and/or unable to see that there are other, more effective ways of treating viruses such as Parvo that don’t involve toxic chemicals and all sorts of side-effects that can often be worse than the original problem.

    Our advice would be to do your research (e.g. into Parvo and other common doggie ailments, vaccinations, prescription drugs), don’t be bullied by vets into doing things that you don’t agree with (e.g. vaccinating them – did you know there is no actual evidence that they even work, and that many vaccinations are only tested on as few as seven dogs?), and when it comes to Parvo, given that it can survive outdoors for as long as 20 years, according to some experts, then you need to be prepared for when you get your next dog, now that you have the virus on your property.

    We strongly recommend getting a Parvo Treatment Kit before you get your next dog, so that you can administer the prevention treatment as soon as you get your new puppy home – in the vast majority of cases, this will prevent full Parvo symptoms from appearing in dogs who have been exposed to the virus.

    It’s also best to have a Parvo Treatment Kit on hand just in case any of your dogs do come down with Parvo, because as you have seen, it strikes out of the blue and can claim a dog’s life before you even realise what’s going on.

    It’s incredulous to us that a vet would not suspect Parvo given symptoms such as vomiting and bloody diarrhea, but that just goes to back up what we said above about vets not knowing as much as they should do about this virus.

    Once again, please accept our sympathies, and if you have a photo of Lucy, we’d be more than happy to publish it on our website, as a lasting tribute.

    Best wishes,

    Rae & Mark

  19. joy carolyn says:

    As I write this, my daughter has her dog in the emergency room at the animal hospital. Max is an energetic 3 year old shitzu and her best friend. He got a bordatella shot yesterday. She came home from work on a break today and he was lifeless on the floor in a pile of vomit. I hope he makes it! My heart is breaking for them both. I will never get my dog vaccinated again, and I suspect my daughter won’t either. Oddly enough, my daughter had her own bad reaction after an MMR vaccination shot at 2 years old, a fiberal seizure, had a temp of 107 when we got to the hospital and nearly died herself.Seems like we need the vaccations, however sometimes they are worse than what they are supposed to prevent. I look forward to the time the bible talks about in revelation 21:4 where it says that even death and sickness will eventually be gone. Until that time, we just have to do the best we can and do research to find out the least risky way to protect ourselves and our loved ones,( pets included of course) against diseases! In the meantime, I’ll pray our little Maxie makes it!

  20. Rae and Mark says:


    We are, of course, sorry to hear about Max, and we hope that he pulls through.

    If you haven’t already read our response to Sandra, above, then we highly recommend it.

    Other than that, you may like to check out a product we came across recently which may well move you towards a position of being free from sickness (although we doubt it will get rid of death). It’s called The Healing Codes and it looks very interesting, and there are a ton of customer testimonials to back up their amazing claims.

    Best wishes,

    Rae & Mark

  21. Alice says:

    Well, Is this true? Are there any studies about that that those disadvantages are really true?

  22. Rae and Mark says:


    This information is based on our extensive experience of helping treat over 3,800 dogs and cats for Parvo. We don’t need studies to tell us what we hear about on a day-to-day basis – i.e. dogs getting sick with full Parvo symptoms within hours of being vaccinated, and even healthy dogs dying within hours of being vaccinated.

    So, how about this?

    Why don’t you point us at some research that proves vaccinations are effective.

    Because we bet you didn’t know that some of these vaccines are tested on as few as 15 dogs for as short a time as three months. If you find this so-called “testing” to be adequate and thorough enough to prove that these things work, without causing short- or long-term problems, then you are obviously using a different dictionary to the that we use.

    It’s high time people stopped being brainwashed by the big drug companies and their lackeys (e.g. vets), and did some thinking for themselves.

    And if you want a good place to start, you should read Natural Immunity – and by the way, you can read it online for free at, so no excuses that you can’t afford to buy a copy.

    You should also check out our Bordetella Vaccine post – and be sure to read the comments from all of our visitors – vaccinations and studies certainly didn’t help these people.

    And in the meantime, we’ll continue to fix the problems caused by the drug companies and vets, as we do every single day.

    What are you doing to help animals?

  23. dewman says:

    Gave 4 puppies Parvo vaccine.

    One has died each day with Parvo after getting vaccine.

  24. Joshua says:


    My dog just died of Parvo last Saturday. How long do you think I should wait to get another dog?

  25. Rae and Mark says:


    Firstly, we are very sorry to hear about your dog.

    With regard to how long you should wait, we don’t set any limits. The reason is, some experts say that Parvo can survive outdoors for up to 20 years, so you’d be waiting an awfully long time.

    As long as you’ve done the necessary cleaning indoors (e.g. bleach in a 1:30 part dilution with water, and then rinsed off after an hour, preferably with a steam cleaner), and done what you can outdoors (e.g. got rid of any poop), although it’s nigh on impossible anyway to get rid of the virus completely, thrown away anything that might be still infected (e.g. doggie toys, blankets), then there is no point in waiting.

    Instead, our approach would be to:

    1. As soon as you get your new dog home, give him prevention treatment using our Top Selling Combo. The dosage for this would be four times a day for ten days, using the Immune Builder and Herbal Parasite Formula, after which you should drop it down to just once a day, every day.

    This Daily Maintenance treatment is what we do with our own dogs to keep them healthy.

    We would also recommend using the Primalix KC product as well for the first five to ten days, as kennel cough is a highly infectious disease that can affect almost any dog (regardless of whether they’ve been vaccinated or not). If you get a dog from a rescue or shelter, there is a good chance he may be infected, but dogs can pick this up anywhere (e.g. groomers, doggie day care).

    That brings us on to our second point – as you will have noticed from this post, we NEVER recommend vaccinating dogs, for all the reasons stated above.

    We keep our dogs chemical-free, as all chemicals have side-effects, both short-term and long-term.

    Finally, we feed our dogs a high quality dry dog food – see our Triumph Dog Food site for more details of what we use.

    We hope all goes well when you get you new doggie.

  26. Joshua says:

    Thank you for the information! I appreciate it!

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  28. I am a breeder of French Bulldogs and just had a heart wrenching experience with parvo, or lack of it. Time will tell hopefully what actually happened. I placed a puppy with a couple from a litter this past November. A week later the puppy died and necropsy revealed the puppy had a segmented heart and liver. The puppy received a health certificate from the vet and all seemed well. It was concluded after many speculative and collaborative discussions that a bacterial infection while in the mother’s womb or soon thereafter damaged the organs. As a breeder, I offered to replace a puppy or refund the money, and the couple decided to wait for a puppy. I placed a gorgeous black masked fawn baby boy with them, and just 6 days later he was lethargic, vomiting and had diarrhea. He tested postive for parvo. On the day he was placed, six days earlier he had received his parvo vaccination at the vet, and his health certificate. After reading all of this, I am wondering how common it is to get a false positive. None of my other dogs or puppies in the litter have parvo. None of th the dogs or puppies in my whelp partner’s home has parvo. The symptoms did not include the foul smelling bloody and foamy stool. I was horrifed when this happened. I had never delivered a puppy that died, and after replacing a puppy, imagine how awful that was for the couple and for all of us involved in the raising and caring for these frenchies.

    Their veterinarian said that she wanted to treat parvo as it is so aggressive, without treatment the puppy would die if it was parvo, and I have been told that the treatment would not hurt the puppy even if he does not have parvo.

    Two days before the symptoms that took them to the vet, they noticed worms in the puppy’s stool despite his being wormed four days earlier, and already on heartworm prevention. He was treated for tapeworm.

    I am wondering if the vomiting and lethargy could be from the medication for the tapeworm.

    I had never heard of false positives for parvo until this unfortunate episode and am hoping that this is the case with this little guy.

    Five days into the treatment he is getting better each day, holding down food and water.

    Does anyone know if there is a test to tell if the puppy really did have parvo?

    Is there a trace of it left in the system after it is cured, if in fact, he had it?

  29. Bill says:

    Had a sweet king cavelier spaniel named Claire. She was so full of life and energy. She went so fast. Beautiful eyes asking for help. Will not eat or drink anything. 2 Days is all I had to attempt to help her. I did not know what was wrong on the first day. On the second day, by the time I returned from work she was just lying there lifeless, yet still breathing. To the vet we went to no avail. Too late. What to do now? I mean with her remains? Please…

    • Rae and Mark says:


      We are, of course, very sorry to hear about Claire. As you have found out, Parvo can be devastating, and can claim a dog’s life in no time at all.

      In terms of what you should do with her, there are two options.

      Firstly, you can take her to be cremated, which will, of course, cost a fair bit of money.

      Secondly, most of our customers prefer to bury their dogs in their own back yards, for sentimental reasons. In this case, you need to dig down at least four feet, and then double-wrap the body in thick trash liners or contractor bags. Then, you should splash some bleach in the hole before filling it back in, and then splash more bleach on the ground once the hole is filled.

      All of this is necessary to help minimise the risk of the virus spreading, as it is incredibly hardy – some experts say it can survive 20 years or more outdoors.

      Now that you have Parvo on your property, then when you do get another dog, we strongly recommend giving it a prevention dose of the products we sell, as this can, in most cases, prevent the dog from contracting the virus.

      Also, as you will have gathered from this post, we are strongly against vaccinations, and we see too many dogs getting Parvo days, or even hours, of being vaccinated.

      We recently came across this article, which supports everything we’ve been telling people for years: Vaccines Lower Immunity.

      We advise a chemical-free regime, which means no vaccinations, no traditional dewormers, no mass-market commercial dog food (we use Triumph), and no access to household / garden chemicals.

      When the time comes, you can order a Parvo treatment / prevention kit here:

      Full instructions are, naturally, included.

      Once again, please accept our sympathies.

  30. L82 says:

    Hi. Is very interesting what is written here and that´s the problem with vaccines and antibiotics the viruses and bacterias get stronger and stronger however the only thing that I don´t agree with is that vaccines weaken your pet. Yes the first day of vax the inmune system suffers but what the vax is doing is atack the inmune system so this react to the disease and create inmunity against it. So in fact is making the inmune system stronger in a long term basis.

    • Rae and Mark says:

      Then you should read this blog post, and the other articles it references: Vaccines Lower Immunity.

    • Sandy heartbroken says:

      Excellent posts but I just had include my horrific story.
      I was.. Keyword.. Was a extremely dedicated successful breeder of terriers for 18 years. Impeccable standards of vaccinating pups twice before going home and everything I could to insure the best start in life for each and every pup. I refused to raise the prices of my pups to cover the insane costs of ethical, proper dog breeding. But rather took the continual added costs and continued to raise the best terriers ever. Long term, calm healthy family members was my life’s moto.
      So.. One day a a family came to visit a puppy. Within 4 days that exact pup, whom was a chubby, silky, bouncing luv bug began mild vomiting and within a couple of hours expelled profuse bloody explosive diarhea. Less then 12 hours from first symptom he died on Xmas morning. We instantly jumped to action with 30 plus years of veterinary assistant skills and 18 years of seeing and experience everything that is dog.
      18 hours after first sweet luvvug pup died, 8 out of 10 incredible, vaccinated little souls we based our entire lives around died.
      It almost killed me. You would think after so many years of seeing pups come and go into their new lives that I would have been emotionally hardened. The opposite is fact.
      It hurt so deep I have retired from raising these remarkable dogs.
      Several weeks later, I learned that several not so great backyard breeders all lost their litters.
      The one woman was puppy shopping from house to house carring with death. From the numbers I heard that one strain killed over 55 pups and counting..

      • Anita says:

        Hello Sandy,
        I read your story and I am so sorry for your loss. I do have a question to ask you, did you by chance give your puppies Trifexis as a dewormer ? The reason I am asking is because I have just recently had an experience with parvo.I thought I should share my story regarding Trifexis and warn people about this product. June 28th 2012 I took my 4, very healthy and adorable 2nd generation labradoodles down to a vets in the town I in live to get their first set of shots and de-worming.The vaccine that was given to them was canine distemper + adenovirus + parovirus, modified live virus. At that time the vet recommended that I try this new de-worming tablet, Trifexis, rather then the usual liquid form I had used with my previous litters.
        I asked her if it safe to give to the puppies, I usually like to research products first. She told me, in her own words, Yes,it was perfectly safe.Her assistant also re-affirmed this statement. She told me how to administer the tablets.I did not receive any written litrature regarding this product.I took the puppies home, fed them and gave each one a pill. My little black girl, the runt of the litter, spit hers up with-in 2-3 mins, the other puppies ate their pills. The short of the story is that with-in 2-3 days the 3 puppies that ate the pill came down with parvo like symptoms. The little black puppy who threw up the pill,did not get sick, my 2 adult dogs are not showing any symptoms of parvo. One puppy was in the hospital for 4 days, one has died, the other is on the mend, thankfully to my doing a ton of research on the internet and using both homeopathic remedies,antibiotics, iv drip, common sense and lots and lots of TLC. I believe there was some direct correlation with having had the vaccine shot and being given Trifexis together, somehow their immune system was either seriuosly comprised to the point that it brought on the parvo virus of which they were vaccinated, Or,it may have been a false positive reading. I have since learned that poisioning from ie, wormers can show the same symptoms as parvo.I have also read that puppies just vaccinated, will show positive for at least 14 days after being vaccinated. I have had mnay dogs for the past 35 years, I have had 4 litters of puppies over the last 8 years. I have never had a sick puppy nor have any of my adult dogs ever been seriously ill with anything,other then ages related ailments.They have lived to 16,18 and 19 years of age. My question is this, How many other people are losing their puppies and possibly being misdiagnoised with parvo (only a blood test will determine if it actually is parvo) it could have been poisioning from the Trifexis ? I am not saying that in your case it was not parvo,But if you did use Trifexis, this could have been the reason your puppies got ill.

        • Rae and Mark says:


          We’re sorry to hear about your dogs.

          Trifexis is, of course, a chemical-based product, and even though one of the main ingredients, Spinosad, is classified as natural and is approved for use in organic agriculture, the other main one, Milbemycin Oxime, is a prescription drug (trade name Interceptor from Novartis), with all of the usual side-effects.

          If you look at the label for Trifexis (, you’ll note that the side-effects include vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy – all classic symptoms of Parvo.

          So, while it is in theory possible that your dogs didn’t actually have the Parvo virus after all (like you say, maybe it was a false positive following vaccination), in our experience, if it looks like Parvo, you’re much better off assuming it is and treating it accordingly. Over the years, we’ve had too many people adopt a “wait and see” approach, only to find it was indeed Parvo and they left it too late, resulting in their dogs not making it.

          Even if it wasn’t Parvo (and this virus is ubiquitous so you may have it on your property and not know it), we have had customers whose dogs have died from chemical-based dewormers. athough not from Trifexis – they have, so far, been Ivermectin-based.

          A quick search on Google turned up this page where there are quite a few dog owners who are reporting problems with Trifexis:

          What we do know is that chemicals do weaken the immune system, and some of these deworming products are very toxic indeed, in spite of what the manufacturers claim. And when you administer these in conjunction with other chemicals, such as the ones in vaccinations, then you’re just making the situation worse.

          We also see, on almost a daily basis (and for several years now), people reporting that their dogs are getting full Parvo within days, and sometimes hours, of being given their shots. This is no coincidence, and we even came across a former vaccine developer who admitted that vaccines can not only cause the disease they’re meant to prevent, but other diseases as well – you can read our post on this subject here:

          This is why we stick to organic, natural products, as they don’t have side-effects and certainly don’t cause the illness you’re trying to prevent or treat.

          Anyway, for getting rid of fleas and ticks, we use TripleSure with our dogs. You can find out more about it here:


          And for preventing / getting rid of worms and parasites, including heartworms, then we use the two products in our Daily Maintenance Kit, which you can find here:

          And finally, because Parvo is so easy for dogs to get, regardless of whether they’ve been vaccinated or not, and regardless of their age, we strongly recommend having a Parvo Treatment Kit on hand at all times. You can find out what you would need for your dogs by filling out the Product Calculator on this page:

  31. Beth says:

    My brother had 3 black lab puppies, 1 male and 2 females (5 months old). Sheba(female) came down with parvo and died as soon as we layed her down on the table at the vet, on Monday July 18. We went to the co-op and bought the vaccines shots and gave them to the rest of the dogs. Arthur(male)was sick on Wednesday and he died today, Friday July 22. Sharmin(female) is the only one left. I have purchased the parvo emergency treatment kit and waiting for it to arrive(not soon enough for Arthur). I have printed out the treatment guide and I have all the ingredients and have been making lots of oatmeal water. We have been giving the formulas to Sharmin and so far it stays down. She is eating but not like her inner pig did. She is drinking alot of water which kinda worries me but it has been temps here of 98 to 104. Shes no out long, just long enough to potty then back inside. Gums are pinkish and the skin test snaps right back so shes not dehydrated…..yet. Let’s hope our hearts are not broken for the third time this week….I know shes not out of the woods yet…I just wish the kit would get here. I spent 83 dollars to get it shipped here quick and still…no kit. Every minute counts so wish us luck and need lots of prayers.

  32. Beth says:

    I am beginning to believe that vaccines are the worst thing anyone could do for their animal.

    • Rae and Mark says:


      That’s been our view for a long time now, which is backed up by our own extensive experience in helping treat over 4,000 dogs for Parvo, as well as by the experience of others, including some vets/doctors and ex-vaccine developers.

  33. Mae says:

    I would like to know if I should take my yorkie to get groomed, because she does not have the parvo shot. I am scared to have her vaccinated, but also scared to death to take her anywhere, in fear that she will get the virus.

    • Rae and Mark says:


      Thanks for your comment, and we understand your fears and concerns.

      Nothing would induce us to get our own dogs vaccinated, as we’ve come across too many horror stories to believe they’re safe (or effective). You’ll find several posts on this blog (similar to the one you’ve already read), and we also have a post on another or our sites about the Bordetella vaccine, where people are having all sorts of problems with those shots too (including dogs dying).

      Sadly, your dog can get Parvo from places such as the groomer’s, even though they may insist on proof of Parvo shots. Read our article, Why The Dog Grooming Salon May Not Be As Safe As You Thought, for more information on this.

      If you want to read a few tips on grooming your Yorkie yourself, please check out this article by a friend of ours: Quick & Easy Dog Grooming Guide.

      Finally, we strongly recommend having a Parvo Treatment Kit on hand, as you can never tell when this virus will strike – regardless of the age of your dog, or whether she’s been vaccinated or not.

      We hope your little girl stays healthy.

  34. Jen says:

    Earlier this year I had gotten a healthy 3 month old Pit Bull who was very energetic and happy all the time. The 3rd day I had him I took him to the vet to get his Parvo shot and the very next day he looked sick and was throwing up. By the 2nd day he had diarrhea and if you have had a dog with Parvo you know the distinct awful smell. After 3 days of having him on fluids and giving him high calorie paste he still wasn’t getting any better and we had to put him down, which was the saddest and hardest thing to do.

    • Rae and Mark says:


      Many thanks for sharing your sad tale with us and our readers.

      It goes without saying that we are truly sorry that you had to experience the trauma of feeling compelled to put your pup down.

      We have been telling dog owners about the dangers of vaccinations for a long time now, and we wonder just how many cases, such as yours, people will have to read about before they wake up and say no to shots. (And it’s not just Parvo shots either – the Bordetella vaccine can be just as deadly.)

      We know nothing will bring your doggie back again, but if your story saves at least one dog from an unnecessary death, then that will be some consolation, at least.

      On a more practical note, you clearly now have Parvo on your property, so when you do get another puppy, you should definitely administer the prevention dosage using a Parvo Treatment Kit, as this can help stop dogs who are exposed to the virus from developing full symptoms.

      We obviously don’t need to tell you to avoid vaccinations, but chemical de-wormers are just as toxic and dangerous.

      And finally, you need to make sure that you give your dog a high-quality dog food that is not full of worthless or harmful ingredients, valueless fillers and other things that will amaze and shock you. The only dog food we use with our dogs is called Triumph, and we do encourage you to watch the video we made on the home page of that site.

  35. Laura Hansen says:

    We had a healthy fat black Lab puppy named Adan, Adan belonged to my 13 year old daughter, he was her world. I vaccinated him with shots from our local “tractor supply” on Tuesday night, he seemed lethargic all week, not extreme, just tired easily. By Sunday he vomited 2 times, I immediately started sugar water, pedialite and pepto. He went to the Vet Monday, tested positive for parvo, mind you this is a dog who never left my property, in that same year I welped 16 pups, none got sick. Adan was started on antibiotics, antinausea and subQ fluids, he died at 1:40 in the morning. His gums were pink, he had good dermis bounce back and a strong pulse. I suspect he went septic, the shots killed my Dog. I’m very convinced.

    • Rae and Mark says:


      We are, of course, very sorry to hear about Adan.

      Sadly, you are not the first person we’ve heard about where this has happened, and we fear you won’t be the last.

      When you buy vaccines from somewhere like a “tractor supply”, you have to wonder whether they’re actually storing them as per the manufacturer’s recommendations.

      The fact is, all chemicals, whether they’re in vaccinations, de-wormers, cheap crappy commercial dog food or household/garden products, are unnatural and can (and do) cause both short-term and long-term side-effects. Of particular relevance here is the fact that Parvo shots can give a dog Parvo, in spite of what vets will tell you. Here’s one post where a former vaccine developer confirms this fact:

      Although we don’t believe in vaccinations, rabies shots are mandatory in all 50 states, and we obviously cannot condone breaking the law, so, this is what we recommend if you do have to get a dog vaccinated:

      1. Give them a full detox for at least two weeks prior to the shots being given. We use the Mega Detox Kit that we sell for this purpose. This is to help prepare the dog’s system for the sudden influx of toxic chemicals that will soon be inflicted on him and to give his immune system a boost.

      2. Immediately after the shots, we do another full detox, identical to the first. This second detox is to help flush out those toxic chemicals from his system, thus minimising the risk of side-effects.

      Over and above that, we make sure that no chemicals come anywhere near our dogs, and we only feed them a high-quality dog food – Triumph is our food of choice.

      In addition, when treating Parvo, we do not recommend Pedialyte (as this can make the vomiting worse, as can Gatorade, which is basically sugar water), nor do we recommend Pepto as this is a chemical-based product designed for a different species.

      Chemical-based drugs such as antibiotics and even anti-nausea ones can also cause vomiting and diarrhea (as well as a host of other problems), and given that these are two of the worst symptoms of Parvo, we’re not sure why anybody (especially a trained professional such as a vet) would want to risk making a bad situation even worse.

      When you do get another doggie, we advise giving him a prevention treatment (using our Parvo Treatment Kit) as soon as you get him home, as you now have the virus on your property.

  36. jess says:

    My lab named tank. Was a mommas boy. When i left for work or class he whined and howled while looking out the window. When I took him camping he stayed right beside me. Tank would follow me all over the house room to room. When I did landary he laid right beside the couch. I promise none of this I taught him. And he wasn’t spoiled. He just took up with me. Even though my boyfriend had raised him from a puppy. No one Esle could give him a bath only me. When my boyfriend got home from work at 5 in the morning he would growl even though he knew it was my boyfriend. My tank got sick Saturday. He was throwing up al day. I called the emergency vet near me Sunday. They took him and gave him ivs and like 5 different kinds of shots. When I got home Sunday nite from work my boyfriend was making him drink gatorade. But he seemed worse. He wouldnt move his body just his head turning and lookin back and forth at me and my boyfriend. At 5:25am this morning my baby boy tank had fought all he could. I miss you already tank <3 I'm sorry I took u to get them shots. I wish I would have taken care of u at home myself. But your in no pain now. We love and miss you tank <3

  37. renee says:

    Interesting article. I just found out a 1.5 year old male chihuahua I am adopting (as soon as we can break him out of the puppy mill he is in) (mill is going out of business and allowing rescues to step in and take them) has been exposed to parvo. Apparently the puppy mill has had an outbreak of parvo. I have 3 adult dogs at home. One is 6,then 2.5 and 2.5 years old. I don’t know what to do. Should I bring him home? I don’t want this to be in our soil and home. PLEASE ADVISE…..should I not take this one in 🙁 ?

    • Rae and Mark says:


      Thanks for your question.

      We are glad to see that you are rescuing dogs from a puppy mill, and would encourage you to take as many dogs out of there as you can reasonably manage.

      Although the Chihuahua has been exposed to Parvo, the problem is that this virus is considered ubiquitous, which basically means it’s everywhere – so you may already have it on your property and not yet know it.

      What we always recommend when getting any new dog, or when moving to a new property, is to give every dog you have (both new arrivals and all existing ones) a preventive dose of the products we sell.

      Then, because the same products can be used both for prevention and treatment, should any of the dogs start to show Parvo symptoms, you can step it up to the full treatment dosage immediately.

      Our comprehensive Parvo Treatment Guide covers everything you need to know for both of these protocols, and it’s available for downloading to your computer as soon as you’ve placed your order.

      Given your situation, we would recommend our ParvoBuster Viral Smack-Down Kit, as this offers better treatment power, and will also treat more dogs.

      To find out what you need (although one kit should be ample for the dogs you mentioned), please use our Product Calculator, which can be found at:

      Please remember to enter details of all your dogs, to ensure you have enough of the products.

      Also, we do offer a $5 instant discount coupon, but just in case you miss it on our site, here it is:


      This coupon is valid until the end of November 2011.

      Finally, our shipping deadline is 2:00pm MST (which is GMT – 7), so any orders received before then will ship the same day, if you choose FedEx. (The shipping deadline for the USPS is 11:00am, but this option is only available if all of your dogs are currently healthy.)

      With FedEx, we could get your order to you on Saturday, if you need it urgently, otherwise it would be early next week.

      We hope you are able to safely rescue as many dogs from that awful place as possible.

  38. Kathy Cochran says:

    A lady who has done Scottish Terrier rescue for 35 years told me that after a dog receives the parvo vacinnation, they ‘throw off’ the live virus in their urine and feces for up to two weeks after receiving the vacinnation. Have you heard of this? If it is so, it would mean that the vacinnation itself is causing other dogs to be exposed to the virus. What a horrendously viscious circle this vacinnation would result in.

    • Rae and Mark says:


      The research we have done certainly indicates that vaccinated dogs can shed the virus from the vaccine – a fact that has been confirmed by some vets.

  39. Laura Whitley says:

    I just lost my chow chow puppy. She got her parvo shot from the vet on the 23rd, and she was fine, healthy. Three days later, she became ill, and three days after that, she died. I’m so incredibly heart broken. I can’t believe I paid a professional to kill my dog…I should have researched more. I’m so angry, and sad. I know she got parvo from the vaccine- I have no other animals, she hadn’t been outside at all, none of the breeders other puppies got sick, there’s no way she could have picked it up- we even take our shoes off before we enter our home. I have 4 children that all loved her dearly and I have yet to tell them. I’m sorry for anyone having gone through this. You think you’re being a responsible pet owner, and this happens. So sad.

    • Rae and Mark says:


      We are, of course, very sorry to hear about your Chow Chow, and really appreciate your taking the time to share your your horrific experience with us and our readers – we know how difficult it must have been to write this.

      Not surprisingly, we come under attack on a regular basis for telling the truth about vaccines, but we’ve spoken to too many pet owners whose dogs and cats have suffered the same fate to keep quiet about it – pet owners have a right to know the facts.

      Big Pharma’s marketing machine is unbelievably powerful, which is why both medical professionals and lay people have been brainwashed into believing the hype that surrounds vaccines – i.e. that they work and that they are safe.

      The good news is that more and more people are beginning to question the efficacy and safety of vaccinations, both for humans and animals, and while we’re still a long way from putting an end to the poisoning of our pets and our children, there is a growing glimmer of hope.

      The sad news is that people often only see the light after they have experienced first hand the devastating effects of these toxic cocktails – children with learning difficulties (did you know that one per cent of children in the US now have some form of autism?), and pets who develop the very illness they’re meant to be protected against (or even die directly because of the vaccination).

      If you’re looking for more resources relating to vaccinations, then we strongly encourage you to visit the following two websites and sign up for their newsletters:

      Both of these sites focus more on human vaccinations than animal ones, but with four children, it won’t hurt to be better informed. (The latter is a great resource for all health issues, not just vaccine information, although some of what you’ll discover will probably make you angry – it does us).

      When the time comes to get another dog, we do recommend having a Parvo Treatment Kit ( on hand. This should be used to administer a preventative dose when you get your new doggie home, and it can also be used to treat the virus should the worst occur and your new dog develops Parvo. Please feel free to get in touch if you need further advice at that time.

      We obviously don’t need to tell you to stay clear of all vaccinations (you can see more horror stories on one of our other sites, at, although they do have to have rabies shots, by law, unfortunately. (We have a protocol to minimise the risk of side-effects from that as well, which we used successfully with our own dogs.)

      Laura, we do hope you will tell as many people as possible about your heartbreaking experience – vaccines are one of the biggest cons of our era, and it’s time the truth was told, and who better to tell it than those who have suffered the most.

      Once again, please accept our sympathies.

    • Debbie says:

      Do you know what the name brand of the vaccine was that was given? I just vaccinated 8 puppies with Solo Jec 5 Plus, manufactured by Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., all of which developed parvo and died. Then it spread to 7 more puppies that were too young to vaccinate, and I lost them as well. The company that I ordered from (Revival Animal Health)denies having any knowledge of this particular vaccine causing problems for anyone else, and were just plain darn nasty to me when I called them for a refund after they received the remaining product back. I don’t know if were supposed to use name brands or company names on a site like this, but I certainly don’t want anyone else to have to go through the nightmare that I have been through for the last three weeks doctoring sick puppies. I have probably lost over $15,000 in puppies and veterinary care alone. I have kept 4 of the vaccines, so if there is anyone out there that knows where I can get these tested, to prove that they are what caused the parvo, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you.

      • Rae and Mark says:


        We are, of course, very sorry to hear about your puppies, and we hope that your sad tale acts as a warning to anybody else considering whether to vaccinate their pets or not.

        It is possible, of course, that the puppies had already been exposed to the virus but were not yet showing symptoms. Parvo is ubiquitous, and is therefore everywhere, and it’s really easy to transmit it. You can have it on your property without knowing it – all it takes is a bird or insect to infect your yard, or for you to walk it into the house on your shoes. If indeed your puppies were already exposed, then vaccinating them can often lead to death, and quickly too – read what happened to the fiancé of one of our customers –

        Given that even the vaccine manufacturers state that their products should only be given to healthy animals, it surprises us that vets don’t test a dog before injecting these noxious substances into them – otherwise, how will they know whether the dog is already sick or not?

        We’ve not heard of that particular vaccine before, but to us, they’re all as bad as each other.

        Apart from the fact that many, if not all vaccines contain toxic chemicals (e.g. mercury and aluminum, both of which are neurotoxins), the whole premise of vaccination is fundamentally flawed in our opinion, which is something that has been confirmed by a former vaccine developer – see for more information.

        As to where you might get the vaccines you still have tested, we’re sorry but we’re unable to help you on that. You would really need to find a completely independent lab, as many such companies (and maybe even medical colleges) probably receive funding from the vaccine manufacturers and their findings may then be hard to trust.

        Based on how many people we’ve spoken to with dogs who’ve come down with Parvo almost immediately after being vaccinated, it seems unlikely that it’s any one particular brand or manufacturer that’s causing these problems. In our view, it’s a problem with the whole “pseudo-science” behind vaccination.

        Anyway, we hope you get satisfaction from Revival Animal Health and/or the vaccine manufacturer, and if you do find a company willing to test the vaccines, please post the information here so that other readers can benefit from that knowledge.

  40. kim says:

    I gave my pups the parvo shot 3 days ago and yes all four got parvo BUT i treated them at home and they are all still alive 2 are eating and drinking and the other two are getting better also. It is expensive almost 50 dollars but cheaper then a vet. Just so you know all know they did have the squirting blood before i noticed. But all now have just runny poop. I know that sound bad but as some one that has lost puppies to parvo the smell scared me. This stuff yes kept me up all night giving them it every hour till they stopped vomiting and started drinking but my little guys are worth it and watching them gain wait and play again made me thank god for this product!

  41. Dean says:

    I have a five month old Belgian Malinois. It was totally healthy and vibrant, the most amazing personality I have ever seen in a dog in my entire life. I took it to get vaccinated last week and then five days later it now has Parvo.

    Wish I never had taken my dog to get the vaccine. I support what everyone is saying about the potential of vaccines to do incredible harm. You just have to experience it understand.

    I have seen adverse reactions from forced vaccines in people as well. My cousin in the military related to me his experience during the Iraq war, my wife who was going through the immigration process was severely affected after being required to take vaccines. She broke out with a rash and had incredible pain and fatigue.

    This time, with my dog, I felt socially pressured to take the dog and get it vaccinated. Its the last straw. This dog is the center of my life so this experience has changed me as a person. I do not think anyone could be more antagonistic towards vaccinations than I have now become.

  42. Les Moore says:

    My 8 weeek old puppy boxer had a parvo shot and within 12 hours was vomiting. I called the vet and was told to give her benadryl and watch her. By the next day she was having bloody diarrhea and lethargic. She currently is at the vet getting IV fluids. The vet sent home dewormer also, and thankfully I did not start it before the illness started. If she pulls through, how do I clean everything for her safety?

    • Rae and Mark says:


      We’re sorry to hear about your Boxer puppy.

      When she pulls through, there are a few things we’d recommend.

      1. Be aware that she will still be shedding the Parvo virus for six to eight weeks, so even though she is better, she still has the ability to infect other dogs, so try to keep her isolated, and clean up after her so that the virus is not spread. (Birds and insects can spread Parvo by landing in infected feces and then carrying the virus somewhere else.)

      2. Although you can use bleach to disinfect the Parvo virus (in a 1:30 part dilution), we’ve never liked recommending such a strong chemical, so you could try a new product that we found recently:

      Of course, bleach isn’t advisable on soft furnishings (e.g. carpets, sofas), so you need to decide whether you want to risk taking the colour out of the fabric vs. leaving the virus around.

      In terms of doggie toys and blankets, many of our customers simply burn them, to be on the safe side.

      Outdoors, it’s almost impossible to guarantee that you’ve got rid of the virus, and it’s so easy for it to return. What is worth doing, though, is cleaning up after she’s been to the bathroom and spraying bleach or the other product on that spot immediately. Just don’t let her have access to these products, especially the bleach.

      3. You should seriously consider doing a detox, as you need to get rid of any chemicals that are still in her system. Once that is complete, we would suggest dropping it down to a daily maintenance dose (i.e. one dose per day), to help keep her healthy. (This is what we’ve done with our dogs for several years now, and even though we live in the worst state for Parvo, they stay healthy all the time.) You will find both a Daily Maintenance Kit and a Mega Detox Kit here:

      One of the products in both of the above-mentioned kits is a very effective, natural (i.e. chemical-free) dewormer, which is far safer to use than the drugs most vets will give you.

      4. You should take a good look at the ingredients in the dog food you give her, since many commercial brands (e.g. much of what you’ll find at the supermarket) contain useless, dangerous and disgusting items that don’t belong in any pet food. Many are based on corn (which dogs can’t digest), or soy or wheat (which can cause allergies), or chicken (which can be infected with campylobacter, which is almost as bad as the Parvo virus). The only food we give our dogs is Triumph – it’s wholesome, chemical-free and made in the USA. You can find out more here:

      While you’re there, take a look at the video near the bottom of the page – it shows what ends up in many of the commercial brands (but not in Triumph).

      We hope she pulls through and grows up to be a healthy adult Boxer.

  43. JOAN says:

    Once a dog has had parvovirus and recovered, does it still need to be inoculated against it or does it build up its own immunity.

    • Rae and Mark says:


      Once a dog has survived Parvo, then they usually remain immune to that particular strain for the rest of their life (just like we humans do after getting over any viral infection). This is how any animal’s immune system is meant to work – injecting millions of viral particles directly into the bloodstream is bypassing the body’s first line of defence, and it doesn’t really create true immunity, which is why “booster” shots are often necessary with vaccines.

      The only problem is that, being a virus, Parvo will continue to evolve and mutate – we’re currently on the 5th major strain since it first emerged in the late 1970s. When that happens (and note that’s a “when”, not an “if”), then dogs who have already had the virus may or may not be wholly or partially immune to the new strain – it will largely depend on how different the new strain is to the old one that they had. If the do get infected with the new strain, they may develop symptoms, but based on the two or three cases we’ve dealt with where this has happened, those symptoms tend not to be as severe as they are in a dog who does not have immunity to a previous strain.

      But either way, there is no need for Parvo shots once a dog has had the virus – and existing shots won’t protect against future strains anyway.

  44. Dulciria says:

    What CAN we do!?
    I believe this is true. We just got two Golden Retriever puppies in which each lives in a separate home. I have My Nova and my widget has Comet. Both 2 months. Comet received his first shots on Sunday 20th, and today the Tuesday 22nd he showed symptoms of Parvo. First he was throwing up and I assured my sister it was only effects from the vaccine and dewormer… Within 4 hours she called me back and said he just started throwing up blood. Then Parvo came into my mind… We have suffered losses of dogs due to Parvo, and I urged my sister not to wait and to vaccinate. Boy do I feel at fault after reading this. My puppy Nova is still at home healthy for all I know. Her booster shot appointment is approaching… What CAN I do!? Please Help!!

    • Rae and Mark says:


      We’re sorry to hear about Comet, but sadly, we hear about dogs gettting Parvo within days, or even hours, of being vaccinated almost every day of the week.

      We would, of course, strongly recommend no more vaccinations (or chemical-based dewormers, as these are highly toxic too).

      In fact, it’s rare for Parvo to cause bloody vomit, and in our experience, this is more usually associated with worms/parasites and/or dewormers.

      Either way, we’d recommend a Parvo Treatment Kit for both dogs immediately, so that you can administer the full treatment protocol to Comet and so that you can give Nova a prevention dosage, which in most cases will be enough to stop full symptoms from developing.

      Because the dogs have been recently vaccinated and dewormed, you will need the larger of the two Parvo Treatment Kits that you will find on this page:

      We hope both Comet and Nova are OK.

  45. Dulciria says:

    Thank You So Much!!
    I will look into this immediately!!

  46. Kath says:

    A friend of mine adopted a puppy from their local shelter last Saturday, June 2, 2012, at 6 PM at night. In the early hours of Monday morning the puppy was showing signs of full blown Parvo. Before they could take the puppy back to the shelter, the puppy had died in early Monday morning. My friend did bring the pup’s body to the shelter early Monday morning. The shelter refused to tell her what the puppy had and said since her other dogs were upto date with their shots- she wouldn’t have to worry. Late last night her other dog (5-months old, completely up to date on shots) became ill. They rushed him to an emergency vet an hour away. The vet informed my friend that her boy has full blown parvo. They had to have their boy put down. I was the person who my friend had called last weekend and told her it screams parvo with the adopted puppy. I had also told her she needs to watch her other two dogs. When she called me a little while ago to tell me about Drake- I was heart broken. That was when I had told her the vaccinations have been ineffective. Why are the vets, Humane Society, and every animal shelter still pushing a vaccine that is ineffective? And why aren’t shelters testing these animals before adopting out to the public.

  47. becka says:

    Well no one told me that these shots are crap! I HAD 9 black mouth curres had their first shots at 6 weeks ok some had a little cough but not much more. So I read on the back of the paper that they are supposed to have another one 3 to 4 weeks later. So the stupid person I am gave them another shot at 13 weeks. 5 days do you all hear me 5 days I lost everyone of them to parvo 2c 2 one day 3 the next 2 two days later and the last 2 on the fifth day. Not only is there nothing a vet can do but ivs and tubes but he told me to just put them all down cause it 95% chance they are going to die anyways. I will never ever give a puppy or a dog another parvo shot. I have a 1200.00 dollar vet bill, 3 upset kids, and nothing I mean nothing to show for it! Please please think long and hard on giving your babies shots to hear them cry, to see them not even able to hold their heads up much less walk, to see them use the bathroom all over themselves and it look like pure blood, to see their eyes start rolling in the back of their heads, just to see them gasp for that last breathe I have cried till there is no more tears left I’m just plain pissed now!!!!!!!!!

  48. Garcia says:

    I had a pit bull puppy who got his shots Sunday June 24th 2012. After receiving the shots he became very ill Monday night. He wouldn’t eat kept vomiting and had diarrhea. We took him to the vet and they had no clue whats was wrong with him after several test that they ran. (So they say) my puppy past away Saturday June 30th at the hospital and they said they don’t know what he had. All I know is he had signs of Parvo and he was turning yellow in his ears and mouth. The vet told me he thinks he has the distemper virus. But I’m pretty sure he received something from the shots because he was a healthy dog before his shots on Sunday.

    • Rae and Mark says:


      We’re sorry to hear about your puppy. Dogs with distemper (which seems relatively rare these days) usually have a yellowish discharge from their eyes and/or nose, so simply having a yellow tinge in the ears and mouth may not mean it was distemper. This is also not associated with Parvo, although obviously vomiting and diarrhea are.

      We believe you are right to be suspicious of the shots – we hear from too many pet owners to find their animals get sick within days or even hours of being vaccinated for it to be mere coincidence. When you look at these risks, as well as the long-term health issues and the fact that shots can give them the very disease they’re meant to prevent, then that’s why we don’t believe in vaccinations.

      When you get your next dog, we would strongly suggest having a Parvo Treatment Kit on hand and doing a prevention treatment immediately, just in case.

  49. amanda says:

    all vaccinations are weakened versions of what they are supposed to save you from. i constantly tell people this and they act like it’s not a big deal. well friday last week we gave our dogs parvo shots because EVERYONE gave me the hardest time ever about it and how dumb and irresponsible i was even though i told them i have owned many other dogs and never gave them one and they were fine and now im pretty sure my boyfriends pup my puppy’s half sister is losing her insides in her diarrhea in between vomiting everything she ingests. we dont have $900 to help her, i just barely bought big kid beds this week for my 5 yr old twins after saving for 3 months and now it’s down to putting her to sleep so we don’t have to watch her die. im so mad and upset, just completely outraged and heartbroken. i should have waited till they were at least a year old or just not have done it at all.

    • Rae and Mark says:


      We’re very sorry to hear about your situation. Sadly, too many folks have become so brainwashed by the medical profession and the drug companies that people who prefer to lead a chemical-free lifestyle (like you and us) are put under enormous pressure to comply. Unfortunately, those who spout the regurgitated propaganda have rarely done any research into the dangers of vaccinations and other drugs, and so they are not arguing from a base of fact, just opinion, which makes it worthless.

  50. Laura says:

    I used to rescue shelter dogs, about 7 years ago I gave shots to an adult, a litter of three (final round) and another litter of two (first round), within a week, two died without treatment, one died dispite expensive treatment, one lived with expensive treatment, one lived with home treatment, and the last never contracted it. This was the first year I have vaccinated a dog since and it was merely for rabies because we just moved to an area that has had rabid wild animal reports in the last couple years. I had always assumed the adult dog (the last I had brought into the home) had parvo when I brought him in and given it to the rest, but what you are saying makes far more sense. All these vaxs were from the same lot, the modified virus likely was still to lethal for them to survive. I was searching for alternatives to a 5 or 6 way for our new puppy we are picking up today. Parvo is still a very big fear for me, thanks for posting this article!

    • Rae and Mark says:


      The best alternative to a 5- or 6-way is not to vaccinate at all! 🙂

      Seriously, what we do with our own dogs is give them a daily maintenance dose of the two products in our ParvoBuster Viral Smack-Down Kit, as this helps to keep their immune system topped up.

      In addition, we don’t vaccinate them (other than for rabies, of course, which we can’t avoid), we don’t give them any other chemical-based drugs (e.g. dewormers, heartworms), we only feed them a high-quality dog food (see for details) that does not contain chemicals, nutritionless fillers or other disgusting ingredients, and we make sure they don’t have access to toxic products such as bleach or weedkillers, for example.

      We live in the worst state for Parvo, and yet our dogs remain very healthy following these protocols.

      If you want to see which products would be appropriate for your situation, then please fill out the form on this page:

      Finally, please feel free to share this article with other dog lovers, as there are still far too many people who swallow the hype about vaccines from the medical industry without bothering to do their own research.

  51. jen says:

    if vaccines are bad, how can u prevent ur pup from getting sick? i have a maltipoo with her 1st set of shots nd will b going in for her 2nd on saturday 🙁

  52. Hi,

    I have a question. I recently got a puppy who had received distemper and parvo vaccines (2 rounds I believe, and he’s supposed to get one more round I think?) I found a holistic vet who does limited vaccination who said once the parvo vaccines have been started you have to finish the series. I am however very skeptical on vaccines and don’t believe in them. Is it imperative for me to finish the series? Would I be putting my dog at risk if I DON’T give him the vaccine? Part of me does not feel right injecting my pup with toxins. I currently have transitioned his diet to organic, mainly raw food to naturally boost his immune system. What are your thoughts on finishing the vaccine series?

    • Rae and Mark says:


      As you will have noted from our article, we don’t believe in giving any vaccinations at all.

      We’re not sure why you should have to finish the series. The vet will probably tell you that all of the shots are required before your dog is protected, but we are still seeing a never-ending stream of dogs that are fully-vaccinated getting Parvo, so it’s no guarantee, in spite of what they may tell you.

      What you do need to consider is the fact that each vaccination your dog receives is yet another dose of toxic chemicals, not to mention millions more Parvoviral particles. More chemicals equates to a higher risk of side-effects and long-term health issues, such as cancer.

      Whether you continue with the third shot or not, and we definitely would not, you should read the following article, which will not only tell you about our Rabies Vaccination Side-Effects Prevention Protocol, which can also be used for other shots too, not only rabies, but also some of the steps we take to keep our dogs healthy.

      Finally, on a related note, we do not believe in the raw food diet either – the main reason is that it’s really easy for a dog eating raw food, especially poultry, to end up with bacterial infections such as Campylobacter, which can be worse than Parvo. Here’s what we feed all our dogs – it’s safe, nutritious, wholesome and we’ve had no problems at all with it:

  53. Jacque says:

    We have 3 totally unvaxed dogs, chickens and kids. Our problem is finding a breeder to sell unvaxed puppies to us. I am lookin for one for my son and have found the otherwise perfect puppy. My concern is that bringing this puppy here, freshly Vaxed will then spread it to my dogs. We also ha a litter of pups and some of them are still here for a few more days and also are not Vaxed. The breeder with this pup cannot hold her long enough to clear out the pups that we have. Would it be stupid to bring in a Vaxed puppy? Will she shed onto my other healthy non Vaxed dogs??

    • Rae and Mark says:


      Vaccinated dogs do shed the virus, so that does raise the risk of other dogs getting infected. (Not to mention the fact that Parvo shots can give dogs the virus too.)

      It’s good that your other dogs are not vaccinated, and provided their immune systems are strong (i.e. they are not given any chemical-based products, including dewormers, heartworm preventatives as well as cheap commercial dog food), they should be OK.

      However, in our experience, it is always better to be prepared, given how fast and aggressively Parvo strikes.

      We suggest you read about our Rabies Vaccination Side-Effects Prevention Protocol (which can be used for any shots, not just rabies), and we recommend getting either the Combo 15 or Combo 16 kits (as detailed in that article), not only to help detox the puppy you’re getting, since it will have been vaccinated, but also to give to your other dogs, especially your existing puppies, to help prevent them from getting the virus.

  54. Dana says:

    This is inaccurate information. Vaccines do not weaken immune systems. You are clearly not educated on how they work.

  55. Jen says:

    I’m glad that I read this. But I already figured that these shots were bad and yet I still got them for my dogs. One is a new puppy, 10 weeks old and has been sick for 2 days now. I just got the shot for him on Tuesday and he’s vomiting up the blood streaked fould smelling stuff. I lost a dog recently to Parvo, he was not vaccinated though and I sprayed the yard and surrounding area with bleach. My new puppy (Bentley) has the same fould smelling vomit. I’m giving him pedialyte and I hope it passes. I would NEVER get my dogs shot again. My neighbors pup also died shortly after recieving the parvo shot.