Highlights: 1. In nature how many diseases are dogs struck with at the same time
2. Vaccines simulate disease when injected into the dogs body.
3. Immature immune systems in young puppies may be confused by too many vaccines at one time
4. Single vaccines given to young puppies may help immune system to "focus" on the "one disease"
Since Parvo is a the number 1 killer of puppies we wouldn't wait until 3 months of age to vaccinate. Instead we focus on this number 1 fatal disease and provide the puppy with a special Parvo vaccine at 7 weeks of age, called Neopar. Breeders with Parvo at their facility may consider starting Neopar at 5 weeks of age.This special Parvo vaccine is formulated to override material antibodies.
We give a single Neopar Parvo vaccine at age 7 weeks and repeat again at age 9 weeks and again at age 11 if you live in an area with high incident of Parvo. a 4 way vaccine is given at 11 weeks as well. .
Young puppies have immature immune systems YET it is common practice for Veterinarians and Breeders to start Polyvent vaccines (multiple vaccines in one shot) to puppies as young as 6 weeks old. The very young pup's immature immune system becomes confused, and is unable to produce proper titer levels to so many different diseases ( vaccines simulate disease). Also the mother's MATERNAL ANTIBODIES circulating in the very young pup's blood stream d-activates the vaccines. You have a puppy fully vulnerable to the fatal canine diseases as you walk away from the Veterinarian visit feeling that your 6 to 8 week old puppy is protected.
How often in the real world are dogs bombarded with FIVE DISEASES at one time? The immune system deals with one disease at a time. Vaccines simulate disease. Veterinarians will give 5 to 7 vaccines to a 6 to 8 week old puppy all at the very same time.In the very young puppy this can confuses and suppresse the immune system so the puppy receives no benefit from the puppyshots. This is why the vaccines must be repeated over and over during the first 4 months of life, because earlier baby vaccines failed. Also, maternal antibodies found in puppies under 10 weeks can cause early vaccines failure.The immune system of the older puppy would be more mature and could build higher levels of protection, and there would be no maternal antibodies circulating in the bloodstream.
I am NOT suggesting anyone wait until your puppy is 3 to 4 months old for first vaccinations! That would leave your puppy vulnerable to contacting canine diseases. It makes sense to start out with a Parvo alone so the pups body could focus on this one highly fatal disease and perhaps even achieve protective levels sooner. There is a special forumlated Parvo vaccine called NEOPAR which over rides maternal antibodies. Maternal antibodies can inactivate regular Parvo vaccines resulting in a young puppy who is vaccinated but not protected.
Young puppies have immature immune systems and their immune system can become disrupted when hit with several disease at the same time. (vaccines simulate disease as I mentioned earlier ) How often in nature would any animal get hit with more then one disease at the same time? Never. In our puppies under 9 weeks we give only single Parvo vaccines which address the number one killer of puppies, CPV. This one vaccine allows the pup's immune system to focus on the ONE simulated disease and build titer levels high enough to offer protection against the disease. Studies have shown that multiple vaccines given at the same time in puppies under 10 weeks seems to confuse the immune system so that it is unable to produce proper titer levels of protection. Vaccines simulate disease when put into the body. Protection from disease comes from the pup's immune system . The immune system must respond in a specific way against the disease the vaccine simulated, in order to produce antibodiesAccording to Dr. Pitcairn, vaccines intended to protect pets against acute natural diseases actually create chronic conditions with features of the disease the vaccine was supposed to prevent. Vaccines contain a number of toxic substances, including viruses, mutated bacteria, immune irritants, foreign proteins, and preservatives.
Statistics we have researched show that 80% or more of puppies under 8 weeks do not develop significant titer levels to Distemper when given a Distemper vaccines.Yet wait until a puppy is over 10 weeks and old and you have 80% who will have a healthy immune response.
If you give a dog 5 different vaccines at one time the dog's immune system thinks it has been hit with 5 diseases.
How often in nature are dogs struck with 5 diseases at one time? NEVER.
In nature a dog will contact ONE disease at a time and the immune system will focus on that one disease and build immunity.
Even with all the new warnings on vaccine safety, many Vets and breeders continue to give 6 to 8 week old baby puppies multiple vaccines at the same time.
A very young puppy's immature immune system is suppose to know what to do with so many diseases hitting his body at one time?