Is it for health, or is it just marketing?

This will be short and sweet.

If you follow any type of conventional vaccine schedule for your cat, dog, or horse for that matter, you are trading a ‘maybe’ acute disease that they currently don’t have and maybe will never get, for lifelong chronic issues, or the side effect known as ‘death’. Please know that is not me being facetious, that is a side effect listed on all vaccine inserts, and to me it is pretty permanent and not a ‘side’ effect but rather THE effect.

There are SAFE vaccine schedules, where the vaccines are given to older puppies, young adolescents, and a minimal amount. The word ‘core’ is used to identify vaccines for diseases that are life threatening, and the word ‘life style’ is used if you think you want more for whatever your reasons.

You need to be your dogs advocate when it comes to their health. With food, medical services, and vaccines. Please don’t show up for the party thinking there is ‘wellness’ in mind when you are being offered, or over offered a lot of things your dog does not need.

Your dog, cat, and/or horse is counting on you to be a smart and educated owner when it comes to anything medical, especially vaccines.

Recently I have worked with too many puppies to count, that came to their new homes at the tender age of 8 weeks, and already had 15 vaccines in their system, plus wormers and a whole bunch of other stuff. And to add insult to injury, their ‘breeders’ sent them home with the remaining schedule that would add an additional 40+ vaccines before 18 weeks of age.

To say this is crazy is an understatement.

But there are companies now cramming 5,8,9, and 10 vaccines into ONE vial, ONE shot, for you and your dogs convenience.

Please note, besides this being medical abuse, these vaccines in combination have never been tested for safety. And if you read the information from this countries leading immunopathobiologists, vaccinating an already immune system causes auto-immune responses, or the side effect known as death.

There is a huge difference between protecting an animal through thoughtful medical care, and up-selling and over-using products for monetary gain at the expense of an animals health.

The PURDUE VACCINE STUDY is something you should know about, and know that this information has been out there since the early 1990’s, not even hidden, but rather in plain sight.

So here is just a sampling of what I am talking about – these vaccines are for home use, shelter use, rescue use, you can purchase them in tractor supply stores, veterinary supply stores, on-line, so many cool options.

TO START WITH – the contact info is a MARKETING COMPANY.

Peak Marketing LLC
c/o Durvet, Inc.
100 S.E. Magellan Drive
P.O. Box 279
Blue Springs, Missouri 64013


52-58 vaccines by 18 weeks + annual boosters + rabies vaccine by a veterinarian



5 vaccines by 18 weeks + titer instead of boosters + rabies vaccine by a veterinarian

9 – 10 weeks of age
Distemper + Parvovirus

14 – 15 weeks of age
Distemper + Parvovirus

18 weeks of age
Parvovirus only
Note: New research states that last puppy parvovirus vaccine should be at 18 weeks old.

20 weeks or older, if allowable by law
Rabies – give 3-4 weeks apart from other vaccines
Mercury-free (thimerosol-free, TF)

1 year old
Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV
This is an optional booster or titer.

1 year old
Rabies – give 3-4 weeks apart from other vaccines
3-year product if allowable by law; mercury-free (TF)

You can google – Dr. Coger, Dr. Dodds, Dr. Becker, Dr. Schultz to read more about thoughtful vaccine use, or appropriate vaccine use. And it would be worth your time for sure!

The more you know the better you can do! Nancy

16 Comments Add yours

  1. Julie says:

    Yes. And it’s really hard and frustrating when you are a dog trainer and you know this stuff and your clients ask you about it or their puppy is having a reaction . . . but you have to be really careful what you say because it might get back to the vets in town – ya know, the vets, who everyone asks for advice on what trainer to go to. Grrr. . .

    1. angelpuff says:

      Hi Nancy! Love your blog… I have a 4 month old puppy… I knew before leaving overseas she had already had two sets of vaccines and arriving here she had another. by my vet… so my vet highly recommended another round… I said no… I rather titer her … results came back she will not need another recheck for 5 yrs. My question to you is she has never gotten her rabies vaccine… my breeder said she had to lie to be able to ship her here from Slovakia… what age would you recommend? My older pup – as I recall did not get her first rabies vaccine until she was 6 months… Any more info would greatly be appreciated! All my best!


      1. Nancy Tanner says:

        Dr. Robb from Protect the Pets, and many other holistic veterinarians don’t give the rabies vaccine until 6 months, when the immune system is mature, and never in combo with another vaccine. Here is info from Dr. Coger –

    2. Nancy Tanner says:

      HI Julie, Yes it is heartbreaking as a trainer to see healthy puppies crash from over-care or inappropriate care, and as puppy trainers we see it in almost every class, or every day.

      I have been an open and honest voice, and sometimes but not always a loud voice when it comes to puppies and choices for care and nutrition. All the veterinarians in my county and maybe further know my stance on wellness and care, there is nothing that is misinterpreted at all. If a health care professional has a problem with what I have seen or information I have passed along to a client I am more than willing to having an honest and open discussion.

      What is irrefutable though, is the damage that is happening. 1 in 2 dogs now being diagnosed with auto-immune or cancer issues. Puppies with auto-immune disease, bowel issues, digestive issues, tumors, inflammation in joints, muscle wasting ALL while going through an arbitrary puppy vaccine schedule.

  2. Sharon Nelson says:

    Very well written, I hope this gets to many people.

    1. Nancy Tanner says:

      thank you Sharon, me too …

  3. Louise says:

    Preach! I can’t understand (and my Vet can’t explain) why my 9 yr old dog needs MORE and ANNUAL vaccines. (It’s not the same but I don’t repeatedly get vaccines for measles, chicken pox, etc, so what’s up with my dog needing repeated shots?). It took me two springs to figure out why 14 yr old gelding got sick every May – duh! Right after his “spring shots”.

    So it’s titers for my canine and equine friends from now on. My vet says “titers are expensive.” You know what’s more costly? My broken heart if I cause illness or death in the name of “wellness”.

    Perhaps if more of us did titers, the cost would come down….

    Happy 2019. And keep preaching!

    1. Years ago I asked my then Vet why she recommended yearly boosters. She told me it was because IF she didn’t, she was not covered by that Vaccine manufacturers’/marketers’ insurance. She confirmed for me that 5 yearly was good, without actually ‘recommending’ it.

      1. Nancy Tanner says:

        Jenny I would be curious if that was even true. The ONLY vaccine that is BY LAW is the rabies, all other vaccines you can actually purchase from the manufacturer or from a ranch supply, feed, or vet supply store, so that doesn’t make any sense at all.

      2. We have NO compulsory vaccinations here in Australia. We do not have rabies either,. But The ankc insist on ‘up-to-date’ vaccinations to compete or show, and Dog Clubs insist on up-to-date vaccinations to participate.
        I don’t know IF any vaccines can be bought ‘over the counter’ here 😦

      3. Nancy Tanner says:

        I believe that titers is available in Australia as a few of my clients living there and competing in sports do this. I thought I had read that rabies was required by law? If it is not, do you not have rabies in the wild population?

      4. No rabies at all in Australia. Despite Johnny Depp. This is why we have such strict quarantine laws.
        I don’t know if Clubs and the ANKC would accept titres, but I personally think that they are not warranted. As far as I know the core vaccines here have been shown to give 5+ years of immunity.
        Though I have heard that there is a ‘new’ parvovirus going around that the current vaccine doesn’t protect against 😦 Our biggest problems here (East Coast) are ticks (paralysis and pretty deadly if not removed before any symptoms are showing) and Heartworm. I feel that the chemicals needed to protect my dogs from them are a challenge enough

    2. Nancy Tanner says:

      if you look at the AAHA recommendations, which are fairly conventional, this past year they even changed their recommendations from boosters to TITER first. Annual boosters are actually no longer recommended.

  4. Dayphoto says:

    WOW! Thank you so much! I HAVE wondered. So far I have a very good vet who does NOT advocate lots of shots.

    1. Nancy Tanner says:

      that is good, may that continue …

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