There are two ways to provide immunity for your puppy. You can either practice Natural Immunity as we do, or you will have to vaccinate your puppy. One is risk free and healthy (Natural Immunity) and one opens up your puppy to a lifetime of disease.
In the beginning......we used to bombard puppies with vaccines at 6, 8, 10, 12, and 16 weeks of age, then again at a year and every year thereafter. I cringe to remember how utterly stupid we were. That our dogs lived in spite of our ignorance is a tribute to their strong genetics! When vaccines were originally produced, vaccine manufacturers had no idea what the immunity of the vaccine was. The technology just wasn't there. So they decided that one year was as good a guess as any, and it had the added bonus of getting those pets in to see a veterinarian on at least a yearly basis. It made the vets happy - it had no basis in science.
Well now we can measure nearly anything. We know that improper diet, vaccination, genetics and environment are the cause of all disease. We know that dogs should no more eat processed kibble than you should eat boxes of Lucky Charms or Cocoa Puffs. And we also know that vaccination can kill.
If a vaccine is given to a puppy, a titer should be run 2 weeks later to confirm that he is producing antibodies to the disease. If he is producing antibodies, that vaccine he had provides lifetime immunity. If another booster is given, the antibodies from the first neutralize the second and there is no affect as far as boosting the antibodies. But here's the clincher - that second vaccine may very well start to break down your dog's immune system and open the door to a lifetime of disease.
Now if you choose not to believe all the research that has been done about vaccine damage, this is the new schedule for vaccinations as told to me by Drs. Dodd and Schultz:
12-16 weeks of age the core vaccines (Distemper, Parvo, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus) at 1/2 dose. No further boosters on this.
6 months of age: Rabies at 1/2 dose. Then booster every 3 years. The three year booster has nothing to do with the current knowledge about immunity. It is an outdated government requirement.
For up-to-date information on the dangers of vaccines, please visit these websites:
Catherine O'Driscoll's website:
And Pat McKay's website:
And if you want to read the latest about vaccine damage, I would suggest you visit this site:
Dr. Will Falconer's site : www.VitalAnimal.com
What About That Food?
A dog's teeth, jaw and short digestive system identify him as a carnivore. Being such, dogs are not designed to chew and digest a cooked grain based cereal (called Kibble or Dry Food). Commercial food contains inferior ingredients, and these inferior ingredients are further rendered useless by being cooked which destroys ALL water soluable vitamins and 80% of everything else.
Commercial nutrition, along with over-vaccination is the direct cause of allergies, auto-immune disease, gastro-intestinal problems, diabetes, bloat, hip dysplasia, most cardiac disorders, thyroid imbalances, reproduction disorders and diseases of the coat, eyes and musculature.
We, therefore, neither feed nor recommend a commercial diet for our dogs. All of our dogs are fed only natural whole raw foods on a daily basis.
There are several methods of feeding raw food. All are good, and most we have tried. Some are more involved than others and we encourage you to research on your own. The only bad food to give your dog is a cooked food, chocolate and onions. Now isn't that easy to remember? Your dog can eat whatever you eat. The only difference is that he eats it before it's cooked.
Dogs are unable to break down the cellulose walls of vegetables, so all vegetables must be processed in a juicer, food processor or blender. If you choose to give your dogs meat, vegetables and fruits, the ratio is 80% meat/bones and 20% vegetables and fruit.
Ch. Berman's Roi-L Candide, VP, SOM
Here is a picture of our Candy at almost 19 years of age. It was taken the day he won the Veteran's Class at the Greater Delware Valley Papillon Club's Specialty show. What better proof is there ?
And here is his beautiful great-great granddaughter going for her first taste of a pork neck bone at just 3-1/2 weeks of age!