Vaccination Waiver Form For Your Vet Records

Date: Dear Doctor <White Coat> and staff at <Hunky Dory Vet Clinic>, Since my dog <Bowser (or cat Fluffy)> has been diagnosed with <flea allergies, hypothyroidism, irritable bowel, etc.> I see the need to exempt him from further vaccinations going forward. As every vaccine is labeled, “Only For Use in Healthy Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets,” and…

A Questionnaire to Determine Vaccine Protection

If your animal has already been vaccinated, ask yourself the questions below, as you might already have a fully protected animal. Did your dog receive at least one modified live vaccine for distemper/parvo after she was approximately 14 to 16 weeks old? If you answered yes, that’s most likely enough for a lifetime. Yes, a…

Canine Influenza Virus: Should You Be Worried?

The Canine Influenza vaccine is a relatively new vaccine (approved in 2009) for a disease that has been recognized since 2004. Canine flu appears in most dogs like regular kennel cough. Twenty percent of dogs can be infected with no clinical signs. Five percent mortality has been documented. Dogs do die of this and some…

Non Core Vaccines for Dogs: What You Need to Know

    Core vs. Non-Core Vaccines Many of the vaccines vets use on your dog are categorized as core or non-core. The core vaccines include parvovirus, distemper, adenovirus (canine hepatitis) and rabies. These vaccines all protect against viruses, which are easy to protect dogs against. In fact, viral vaccines are so effective that, when given to…

Titer Tests: Don’t Vaccinate your Dog Unnecessarily

Enlightened veterinarians and pet parents have become increasingly wary of the health risks, and lack of benefits, associated with repeatedly vaccinating dogs after their initial “puppy shots.” Is titer testing the solution to the over-vaccination problem? Here’s a crash course to help you muddle through the mire of misinformation surrounding this simple blood test, and…

Eliminate Unnecessary Vaccines while Improving Health

When vaccinating our dogs and cats, most of us rely on our vets, trusting that their advice is up-to-date and not biased by economic or political concerns.  Unfortunately, unless vets stay current on veterinary topics and actually assimilate new findings … and decide to forgo significant vaccination income, their advice may lag well behind many years behind…

Safer Vaccine Guidelines for Dogs and Cats

I am an advocate of minimally vaccinating pets to keep them safe from the dangers of over-vaccination. I have gathered and studied data and research from top vaccination experts such as Dr. Ronald Schultz and Dr. Jean Dodds. Here are some short points to provide you savvy dog and cat owners with an accessible, commonsense…