10 Common Vaccine Myths Punctured Like A Burst Balloon

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What Vets Don't Tell You About Vaccines by Catherine O'Driscoll

We have long been fans of Catherine O’Driscoll’s book, “What Vets Don’t Tell You About Vaccines“, so when we recently saw an article by her, we knew it was going to be worth a read!

The article is called “Ten Vaccine Myths“, and we strongly recommend that you read it before returning here for our own thoughts on it. Don’t worry – we’ll wait for you! ?

OK, let’s take her myths, one by one.

Myth 1 – Vaccines Protect Our Dogs Against Disease

While we don’t have the sort of precise statistics contained in that article, our experience of having helped treat over 5,990 dogs and cats does bear out the fact that vaccinated animals can still get Parvo.

A significant number of these pets get Parvo within days, and sometimes hours, of being vaccinated.

In addition, we also see plenty of dogs that are no longer puppies getting the virus, and the oldest dog we have heard about that got Parvo was 14 years old, and that dog had been vaccinated regularly for the first 12 years of its life.

We used to recommend one specific brand of vaccine, but we stopped promoting it when we found out that it did not offer total protection against the 2c strain of Parvo, and when we did more research and found out what’s really going on with the vaccine industry.

The message? Don’t assume your dog is safe from Parvo just because he’s had some or all of his shots!

Myth 2 – Vaccines Have Eradicated Epidemics

There is plenty of information from credible sources on the Internet to bear out the fact that most illnesses and diseases were not eradicated by vaccines.

One such article can be found on HealthSentinel.com.

Also, some diseases such as scarlet fever never had vaccines developed, and yet you rarely hear about people getting this disease these days.

Myth 3 – Vaccines Are Extremely Safe

Whether you’re talking about vaccines for humans or animals, there are so many reports of children dying or being injured, often for life, that we’re surprised anybody in their right mind still believes this one.

We have visitors to some of our other sites who have reported side-effects (including death) from vaccines such as the bordetella shot and Parvo shots that also indicate this is a total myth, and one of the most dangerous.

Myth 4 – Only A Tiny Minority Of Genetically-Susceptible Dogs Will Suffer Adverse Reactions To Vaccines

One of the problems here is that we have never heard of a single vet doing any sort of tests or even asking any questions about a dog’s health before giving them vaccinations.

And given that puppies will often be on deworming tablets (which contain very toxic chemicals) at the time they get their shots, their immune system is definitely going to be compromised.

Myth 5 – “I Am A Vet, And I Have Only Seen One Vaccine Reaction In 20 Years’ Of Practice.”

We have heard countless tales from people whose pets suffered vaccine reactions within hours or days, and the vets still wouldn’t accept that the vaccine was the cause, so it’s no wonder they refuse to connect the dots if problems develop weeks or months later.

We have also long suspected that the Canine Parvovirus was created in a laboratory somewhere, so it’s good to see we’re not the only ones thinking along these lines.

And if you think that these drug companies aren’t willing to stoop so low as to create diseases just so they can peddle their wares, think again?

Did you know that vaccines for the swine ‘flu were already being sold before the virus hit the US? How on earth does that happen? Do the drug companies employ psychics?

And why do you suppose that more and more dogs are getting cancer at ever earlier ages? Is it merely a coincidence that this trend began at roughly the same time as more and more vaccines for pets were introduced?

Myth 6 – Vaccine Manufacturers Have To Undergo Stringent Procedures And Tests To Ensure Safety

If you saw just how little testing some of these vaccines are subjected to, you’d either laugh or cry.

And as the article says, there are no long-term studies, and no tests that compare vaccinated to unvaccinated pets (or children, for that matter).


Maybe because the manufacturers know exactly what they’d find – because they know what toxic ingredients they put in their vaccines.

Myth 7 – It’s Better To Risk A Vaccine Reaction Than Subject My Dog To These Deadly Killer Diseases

Really? Given that vaccines can kill animals – and people too?

We’ve said it many times before, but even if the risk of an adverse reaction (or death) from a vaccine were one in a million, if yours was that one in a million dog or child that died, how would you feel?

Remember, it should be up to the manufacturers to prove that their products are safe. It should not be your responsibility to prove that they aren’t!

There should be multiple long-term studies conducted by reputable disinterested/non-vested third parties with definitive uncontroverted proof demonstrating that a single as well as multiple vaccine shots produces absolutely NO side-effects whatsoever, i.e. this would include short-term and long-term time frames; furthermore, there must also be absolute proof that these vaccinations work as intended in at least 98% of the cases.

So, until we see this, we will not even think of vaccinations as anything but what they are: untested huge billion-dollar money-makers for the super-rich drug peddlers in the gluttonous pharmaceutical market.

Myth 8 – The Homoeopathic Vaccine Alternative Is Unproven

We have to confess that our own research into nosodes has not exactly convinced us that they work.

Homeopathy strikes us as more of a black art than either science or naturopathy.

However, having said that, it does seem that nosodes should have a zero risk of any adverse side-effects, but to us, the question as to whether they really work or not remains unanswered.

If you want to check out one such product, then Parvo-K is freely available. You’ll find the reviews are not exactly positive, but the people appear to have been using the product for Parvo treatment, and not as a vaccine alternative, so you’ll have to draw your own conclusions on that one.

One other thing to bear in mind about this product, you will have to use several bottles per dog to even scratch the surface. We talk about this issue, as well as many others, in our free Parvo Treatment 101 book, so grab your copy today.

Myth 9 – You Should Vaccinate Your Dog Every Year

As you will no doubt have gathered by now, we are strongly against any type of vaccinations, but if your vet is still recommending annual boosters for Parvo, say, then it’s safe to assume that he’s only after your money.

Even the AVMA changed their recommendation for Parvo booster shots to every three years – and that is still considered to be a compromise by many, since research indicates that the shots (if they work at all for your dog) can provide immunity for seven years to life.

Remember, the more vaccines you give your dog, the greater the risk of short-term and long-term damage.

And by the way, when faced with giving your dog the only mandatory vaccination, i.e. the rabies shot, then please read our article on the pre- and post-vaccination protocol we developed and used with our own dogs when it became necessary to give them their rabies shots.

Myth 10 – My Doctor/Vet Knows Best

This is very prevalent, and very dangerous.

A large part of medical training, for both doctors and vets, is funded by Big Pharma.

Are they doing this for philanthropic reasons, or are they basically recruiting an army of sales reps?

The usual advice to follow the money will tell you the answer to this one.

In our own experience, many vets are giving people very dangerous advice when it comes to treating Parvo. This includes giving sick dogs:

  • chicken, which can cause bacterial infections such as Campylobacter that are almost as bad, if not worse than, the Parvo virus itself
  • Gatorade or Pedialyte, which in our experience can make the vomiting worse, and given that vomiting is one of the biggest problems for dog with Parvo, that’s the last thing you need
  • rice, which can, in extreme cases, cause a blockage which can prove fatal

On top of that, many of the drugs they prescribe, such as antibiotics and anti-emetics, can also make matters worse. For example:

  • a common anti-nausea drug, Cerenia, is known to cause vomiting, which is the exact opposite of what you need
  • a common antibiotic, Metronidazole, is considered carcinogenic, and is banned from being given to feed animals (presumably because they don’t want this drug in the human food chain, which should tell you something) and this drug is so toxic that is has been banned in other countries. BTW, if you happen to have this drug, DO NOT ingest it either by eating, inhaling vapors, allowing it to touch your skin, etc. It is just that bad – get rid of it, take it to a hazardous materials dump site.

(By the way, if you’re looking for some safe home remedies, you’ll get all the details of the most effective ones in our comprehensive Parvo Treatment Guide, which is included with all orders for one of our Parvo Treatment Kits.)

Some vets will even insist on vaccinating infected dogs, which can kill your dog in a matter of hours. Don’t believe us? Then read this harrowing tale from one of our customers.

It is also well-known that very little time is spent at medical school on issues such as nutrition, and yet this is a crucial part of keeping your pet healthy.

We are not, as we have said, in favour of vaccinations as there are far too many problems with them..

But if you choose a bad dog food, your dog is ingesting that every single day so the effects accumulate quickly. And if you check the ingredients of most dog foods sold at your local supermarket, you’ll find they contain a bunch of useless and/or dangerous ingredients. Many are laden with wheat, soy and corn, which are known allergens; many are chicken-based, which can be infected with dangerous bacteria; many are toxic chemicals; and many are nutritionless fillers that do nothing for your dog except make him eat more because there’s nothing in the food worth eating.

(In case you were wondering, we give our dogs Triumph, which does not suffer from these problems – and if we had cats instead of dogs, we’d still use Triumph.)


As we expected, Catherine’s article was enlightening and supports many of our own views on vaccinations (and the medical profession).

Remember, your pet relies on you to make the decisions that are best for him, because he can’t do that himself. Don’t you owe it to them to do your own research into vaccinations, rather than trust the opinion of somebody who has a very large financial incentive to inject your dog with as many different vaccines as he can get away with?

PS. Please note that we are aware some vets (e.g. old-school country vets) do genuinely seem to care for the animals they treat, but based on what our research shows and what our own customers have told us countless times, most do not – all they care about is how many times they can get you to go back to “fix” the problems they caused in the first place with their toxic drugs, thus racking up a huge bill in the process.
PPS A really good starting point is Catherine’s book, so if you haven’t yet read it, we strongly recommend buying a copy of “What Vets Don’t Tell You About Vaccines“.

Other Resources:

Rabies Vaccine Side-Effects (Prevention)

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As you will no doubt know if you’ve seen any of our other publications, we do not believe in vaccinations, period – they’re bad medicine (pun intended)!

However, the CDC states that a rabies vaccine is mandatory throughout all 50 states in the US, not so much for your dog’s or cat’s protection but for us humans, in case we get a bite from a rabid animal – because there is no cure for this disease, death is almost guaranteed.1

In this article, we’re therefore going to address two subjects related to the rabies vaccine:

  1. Rabies vaccine side-effects – what they are, how soon you might see them, and factors that increase those risks.
  2. The protocol we developed and successfully used with our own doggies to minimize the risk of rabies vaccination side-effects (although our plan would work for any other vaccine that you decide to give your dog – should you take that risk).

Rabies Vaccine Side-Effects

Rabies shot side-effects can hit your dog any time from immediately after the shots are administered, to three days or so later, but they can also appear days, weeks or even months afterwards too.

The range of short-term side-effects of the rabies vaccine on your dog’s body and brain include:

  • circulatory shock
  • facial swelling
  • fever
  • lethargy
  • loss of consciousness
  • vomiting
  • and even the death of your dog!

Longer-term, and more serious, lasting side-effects of this nasty vaccine include:

  • allergies
  • autoimmune disease
  • behavioural problems (e.g. aggression, destructiveness, paw licking, separation anxiety, tail chasing – which isn’t always because your dog is just plain crazy)
  • chronic digestive disorders
  • epilepsy
  • fibrosarcoma (i.e. cancer) at the site of the injection
  • infertility (hmm, bummer if you’re a dog breeder!)
  • muscle weakness (particularly with a dog’s rear legs)
  • seizures
  • skin disease (e.g. ischemic dermatopathy, cutaneous vasculitis)

A condition known as rabies vaccinosis can also occur. This is probably not a term you’ve come across before, as most traditional vets seem unwilling to accept it, so we’ll let Dr. Richard Pitcairn, who holds a PhD in immunology, explain it: “Vaccinosis is to be understood as the disturbance of the vital force by vaccination that results in mental, emotional, and a physical change that can, in some cases, be a permanent condition.

What you’ll find with vaccinosis are symptoms of chronic, not acute, illness / disease, which can include plenty of problems that your vet will probably deny as being related to vaccines at all: avoidance of company; changes in behaviour after being vaccinated (e.g. aggression, suspicion, unusual fears); convulsive seizures; unusual or atypical non-desire to travel; destruction of blankets and clothing; disturbed heart function; excited and jerky breathing; inability to be restrained; inability to swallow, resulting in gagging while eating and drinking; increased sexual desires; restlessness; self-biting; staring eyes; strange cries and howls; swallowing wood, stones, and other inedible items; throat spasms; unusual affection; and viciousness or extreme playfulness – much more than usual.

You can also find out more about vaccinosis (as well as many more types of adverse reaction and serious disease that your cat or dog might get) in this comprehensive vaccine article from Mercola.com.

Although any dog may suffer these side-effects, there are two situations that appear to make it more likely that this could happen:

  1. Any small dog (especially puppies) is more at risk from the rabies vaccine.
  2. Other vaccines (e.g. Parvo, which we never recommend either) given within three or four weeks of the rabies vaccine increase the risks too.

Note: although we are talking primarily about the side-effects of this vaccine on a dog, the same applies to a cat too and the way it handles immunity to disease.

So, how can you minimize the risks of these rabies shots side-effects and keep your dog safe and free from any illness or disease that might be caused by these vaccines?

Read on to find out what we did with our own doggies when it came time to get them their rabies vaccine…

Pre- And Post-Vaccine Side-Effect Prevention Protocol

As we said earlier, we don’t believe in vaccines, but you can’t always avoid them.

For example, it is possible that you can find yourself in a jam: somehow the local Animal Control have begun a fund raiser and they start a harassment campaign in your neighborhood. They go door-to-door looking for “infractions” – i.e. ways to separate you from your cash. Basically, whatever animals they find, they will be looking to see if they have been fixed (spayed or neutered) and if they are current on their rabies vaccines. This scenario happens more often than you’d think; so, avoid whenever possible.

Yes, sadly this happened to us. When we were in Los Angeles, CA, Animal Control did a sweep of our entire block and probably made some tidy easy cash as there were lots of animals and most likely many were not “compliant” with their vaccine requirements.

Well as they say, you can’t fight city hall. It is not really practical as you will be looking at a lot of your time squandered and probably even more fees than the initial citations – and it’s hard to argue when they claim it will prevent a disease as nasty as rabies. So, unless you have an ace in the hole or a powerful friend, then you either comply and get vaccines for your cat or dog, or move far away or both, which is what we eventually had to do.

Most people have no real clue about how far-reaching the vaccination industry as a whole is willing to go to ensure more and more people use these toxic products. Just check out some of the links we found to credible sources on the subject of vaccines and you could be in for a rude awakening.

Anyhow, what strategies do we suggest for animal rabies vaccinations and the best way to prevent adverse reactions, disease and other side-effects?

Well, unfortunately our cover was blown not too long ago. One of our dogs nipped or scratched the UPS driver, he reported it to his dispatcher and they in turned reported it to Animal Control. Even though we were positive she did not have the virus, Animal Control obviously weren’t going to take our word for it; after all, this is an easy way to get to some fast cash.

So, we had to put her in home-quarantine: for 10 long days she had to be isolated from all of our other doggies – we lucked out that she is not a barker like one of our other dogs, that would have been like having a 2-week migraine – don’t know of many that could deal with that…

OK, so this is what we did.

  • We followed the home-quarantine checklist to the letter, i.e. isolation from our dogs and any other animals, walked her on a leash for bathroom breaks (even though this was in our fenced front yard), and so forth. We did not want to have to start this whole thing over from scratch.
  • We had almost a month to provide them with proof that she had the rabies vaccine. That meant we had to work fast. We needed to find the “safest”, if you can call it that, rabies vaccines available. We did the research and two candidates emerged: Fort Dodge/Pfizer RabVac 3 TF and Merial Imrab 3TF. (The TF is short for Thimerosal-Free – Thimerosal is a form of mercury, which is a heavy metal and extremely potent neurotoxin!)
  • We set the date for a home visit from the local mobile vet to administer the vaccine about a week and half after the quarantine was over. We then did an overnight order to replenish our products (we used Combo 16 listed below) since we knew that we’d use extra for this ordeal.
  • Crystal - Our CatahoulaNext we began doggie prep: Crystal (our little trouble maker in the photo to the right) went on a full pre-vaccine de-tox using this protocol: Daily Maintenance products twice a day instead of just once as we do normally, and we added the MaxoTox as well. We did this for over a week, immediately before it was time to administer the vaccine.
  • When the vet arrived, we made sure that he brought the correct vaccine: in our case they only had the Fort Dodge RabVac 3 TF and not the Merial Imrab 3 TF. Once we verified it was the vaccine we pre-ordered, we made sure he took a new needle out of the packet, swabbed the injection site with alcohol, evacuated any air out of the syringe, he gave the vaccine in between the shoulder blades – he said that was the customary practice in his office – then that part was done.
  • We continued with the post-vaccine de-tox plan for another two weeks or so after the shot to help flush out all of that toxic crap: toxic chemicals, toxic preservatives, artificial/synthetic crap, and toxic heavy metals.
  • Well, it has been over eleven months since the vaccine was administered and none of our dogs have reacted yet (e.g. no side-effects, no disease, no illnesses, no contagious situations, etc.) so far, and we hope this continues.
  • We do and will always administer the Daily Maintenance dose as this is our primary method to keep our doggies healthy and prevent disease. Even though we live in the worst state for Parvo (AZ), we have not had an outbreak, our dogs are healthy, and we DO NOT give them Parvo or any other 5-in-1, 7-in-1, 8-in-1 whatever – vaccines.
Fort Dodge Rabvac 3 TF Rabies Vaccine Merial IMRAB 3TF Rabies Vaccine
Fort Dodge Rabvac 3 TF (thimerosal-free formulation) Merial IMRAB 3TF (thimerosal-free formulation)

If your back is against the wall and you have to give your dog a rabies vaccination then do what we did and your animal will have a much better chance at avoiding short- as well as long-term vaccine-related health issues.


  1. Make your appointment for a 3-year rabies vaccination (give yourself a good 2-3 weeks’ head start). Do not go for a 1-year as you will definitely put your animal on overload and this will be very dangerous and life-threatening – the last thing you need when trying to prevent one disease or problem is to cause a different disease that could be worse than what you started with. Also, DO NOT allow them to give him any other vaccinations. SAY NO! Tell them you will not be paying for anything other than what you ordered which is the 3-year TF rabies vaccine and possibly an office visit fee (try to get out this too if you can). Stand your ground – don’t let them coerce, brow-beat, or fill your head with psycho babble and BS. Remember, vaccinations are a 30-Billion Dollar industry and vets are no different – they want a piece of that very lucrative vaccination pie.
  2. Get your dog(s) on the full de-tox routine (see products and dosage chart below).
  3. Do the de-tox for ideally two weeks before having the shot administered. Daily Maintenance (DM) + MaxoTox 2 times per day (see chart, below, for the dosage guide).
  4. Get the 3-year rabies shot using the TF version of the vaccine only.
  5. Continue the de-tox protocol for two weeks after the rabies vaccination. Then drop down to the Daily Maintenance dose (i.e. give the drops just once in each 24 hour period). Oh, BTW Daily Maintenance does mean give the drops (from both products) each and every single day from now on indefinitely. This is how you will keep him germ-bug-bacteria-parasite-virus free!
  6. Then 2 or 3 times a year do the full De-tox for at least 1 week.

Daily Maintenance & De-tox Products

As you probably surmised, the Daily Maintenance Kit can be used for many ailments, other than protection from vaccines and for daily maintenance, including: flushing out worms/parasites; and it is great at helping to maintain a dog’s strong natural defenses (i.e. it naturally builds up his immune system) against germs, bacteria, fungi, micro-organisms, viruses, disease, etc.

Combo 14 - Daily Maintenance Combo 15 - Daily Maintenance Single De-Tox Combo 16 - Daily Maintenance Mega (Double Double) De-Tox
Combo 14: Daily Maintenance (DM) Combo 15: DM Single De-tox Combo 16: DM Mega (Double Double) De-tox
Daily maintenance to flush out parasites and maintain a strong Immune System.
Will treat up to 3-4 dogs 50 lbs or less.
Pre- and post-vaccine, flush out parasites, and maintain a strong Immune System.
Will treat up to 3-4 dogs 50 lbs or less.
Pre- and post-vaccine, flush out parasites and maintain a strong Immune System.
Will treat 3-4 dogs up to 100 lbs each.

Detox Protocol Dosage Chart

The dosage chart shown below is our suggested pre- and post-vaccination detox dosage for the products contained in the Combo 16 pack (see above for details).

It is based on giving your dog two doses per day of both the two liquid products and the MaxoTox capsules for a total of four weeks (i.e. two weeks before the vaccination and two weeks after):

Dog’s Weight Drops/Dose Capsules/Dose Max. Treatment Days For One Dog
Under 3 lbs.
(Under 1.36 kg.)
2 0.5 150
3 – 10 lbs.
(1.36 – 4.54 kg.)
5 0.5 150
11 – 20 lbs.
(4.55 – 9.07 kg.)
10 0.5 81
21 – 100 lbs.
(9.08 – 45.36 kg.)
15 1.0 54
101 – 200 lbs.
(45.37 – 90.72 kg.)
25 2.0 32
Over 200 lbs.
(Over 90.72 kg.)
30 2.0 27

Important Notes: How To Administer The Products

Supplies needed: a clean small dog bowl, some “fun” food that is safe, natural, and something that he will readily consume without effort. Things our dogs love are: puppy milk (yes they are all over 2 years old, but they don’t care), pancakes, bread, fruit juice like apple, strawberry, peach (no grapes or grape-related juice/fruit, e.g. raisins, dates, sultanas, plums, prunes, etc. as this is indigestible for them and can cause serious health issues), and never give them anything with caffeine as this is toxic for dogs and cats.

  1. Medicine DropperCarefully unscrew the bottle cap. Next, squeeze the rubber bulb of the eye dropper (aka medicine dropper) to evacuate any product.
  2. Replace the medicine dropper, after you’ve hand-tightened the dropper and it is securely in place, shake the bottle, then squeeze the rubber bulb, to get the product in the tube.
  3. Unscrew the cap, then only squeeze a droplet out at a time – count as a drop of liquid falls into the clean pet bowl. Yes, this means a single little drop of liquid should emerge from the open-end of the dropper (see image).
  4. Use the number of drops indicated in the chart! This is crucial that you use the drop count in the chart, we don’t want to overdose.
  5. NEVER put the dropper anywhere near your cat or dog as this will cross-contaminate the products rendering them useless/dangerous if your animal has a contagious disease such as Parvo for example.
  6. Store the products in a cool shaded area – no direct-sunlight. Refrigeration is optional. They should be effective for two years or so.
  7. For the capsules, gently unscrew or pull apart a capsule for a small dog or cat, add half the contents, save the rest for later; for larger dogs add the entire contents of a whole capsule as the dosage chart indicates. By adding the powder from the capsule to the fun food, you will not have to fight with your pet as he will think this is a treat. This makes life simple. If you have cats you’ll know that getting them to take a pill is next to impossible. If you can survive getting it into their mouth, then you’ll need a personal force field as that pill will come back to you like a missile!

One other thing, although the chart is meant as a guideline, obviously you may have more than one dog that weigh different amounts, so if you have some small pets and some larger pets, say in the 21 – 100 lbs. (9.08 – 45.36 kg.) range, then you will probably need the Combo 16 to start off and then just get what you need as top-ups in the future. By planning this out, you can use US Priority Mail to save on shipping. Of course if this is an emergency, then by all means order using FedEx Overnight.

Other Ways To Keep Your Dog Healthy

The Daily Maintenance doses are one of the ways by which we avoid having to take our doggies on a trip to the vet’s office.

Here are the other things that ParvoBuster® recommends (because we do these ourselves with each dog we have):

  • Be as organic as possible, i.e. lead a chemical-free lifestyle since chemicals (e.g. prescription drugs and vaccines) can damage your pet’s immunity to illness and disease.
  • Feed them a nutritious safe dog food (TriumphDogFood.com or if you have cats, TriumphCatFood.com)
  • Remove cleaning, gardening chemicals, and pesticides, find safe alternatives. For more ideas on a Green life style, go here: BeingGreen.org

Vaccine Information Links

These are just a few of the many sites where you’ll find vaccine-related information, both concerning pets and humans:


1. However, according to the CDC: In the United States, canine-rabies elimination was achieved through implementation of dog vaccination and licensing, and stray dog control. Even though canine rabies is not a threat, you are still expected to continue giving the vaccine to your pet.