Did you know you shouldn’t vaccinate your pet yearly?

Immunology researcher Ronald D Schultz PhD proved decades ago that most dogs will be protected for many years (and probably for life) by one round of core vaccines as puppies – usually when they’re about 16 weeks old.”

Patricia Jordan DVM –

“The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA), the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) have announced publicly that annual vaccination is unnecessary and can be harmful.”

Patricia Jordan DVM –

“In the United States, most localities require re-vaccination of adult pets at yearly or triennial intervals, without regard for the patient’s antibody status. This represents a scientifically flawed approach! The main objective of vaccination must be to safely provide protection from disease, and should not be done to simply meet administrative requirements or deadlines.

Excerpt from a letter dated February 5, 2016
by Dr. Ronald D. Schults, DVM
Department of Pathobiological Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Wisconsin-Madison

“A scientifically sound approach to rabies [and any other vaccine!] vaccination in adult pets would be to first determine antibody status and risk of infection, and only then administer booster vaccination if needed as is the standard of care for those human beings who also require protection from rabies.”

“The patient receives no benefit and may be placed at serious risk when an unnecessary vaccine is given. Few or no scientific studies have demonstrated a need for cats or dogs to be re-vaccinated.”

Dr. Ronald Schultz, DVM, Immunologist and Vaccine Expert