BIJOU STANDARD POODLES

Available Puppies !!... Meet Our Poodles... Our References... What to Buy for Puppy ... About US & Our Poodles
Contact us: brownpoodles@yahoo.com




Dog Vaccinations



January 2016
We have updated our web page to coincide with the latest information on vaccines for our puppy people.
Tragically we are hearing more and more dogs (mutts and purebreds)
reacting to vaccines, (or their extenders) and or reacting to being over vaccinated needlessly year after year after year.
We have even seen dogs in Veterinary clinics start to froth and the mouth and seizure in the office while waiting to pay their bill !
Dogs have gotten cancer at the sites of yearly injections.
*IF your puppy acts sickly after a vaccine, really stop and consider the pros and cons of revaccinating
We wouldn't


Over the years many pet owners and veterinarians have become concerned
about the potentially harmful practice of annual re-vaccination.
Issues of concern such as dogs developing immune disease, such as but not limited to:
Autoimmune Haemolytic Anaemia (AIHA), Cancer and Chronic disease in canines is on the increase.
!!! Some seizures are also caused by Vaccine reactions !!!
We hope by providing the best and most up to date information that
our 'puppy people' can make educated choices for the safety and health of their pets and not rely on a Vet.
Your pups' health and future health is in YOUR hands.
Don't blame the breeder, blame the Vet !$$




Dogs do need initial series of vaccines. This is well documented and uncontested.
When to vaccinate is the big debate and Dr. Schultz and Dr. Dodds
have strong opinions, the world is starting to listen to.
What is also known is that no dog needs yearly vaccines.

We have chosen to vaccinate our "breeding" adults twice for for DA2MP
Our adults that cross the border will get Rabies every 3 years as this is the law.
As of 2016 we hope this will be every 5 years as per latest manufacturer's recommendations
Our Poodles no longer receive any vaccines (including rabies) when they turn 6 years of age.


Vanguard DA2MP
Vaccinates against:
Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2 (gives cross immunity to Adenovirus Type 1 Hepatitis), Parainfluenza, (MLV) Parvo
Our pups go home with "NO" vaccination.
They do have maternal antibody protection, until they receieve their first vaccine at or around 9 weeks of age.
They will need a series of 3 vaccinations administered 3 - 4 weeks apart and a rabies at 6 months of age.
NO Lepto or Corona Vaccination, as the shot is a toxin
that is not effective against current strains and most dogs have allergic reactions
and have seizured after them or had incidence of Vaccinosis. Most vets will no longer give this vaccine.
We also encourage you to visit the Vet Mon-Thursday in the morning
so that should puppy have any reactions, the Vet will still be open.
We also encourage you to space out the Rabies and any other vaccines you get.
Read more about Flea, Tick and Heart Worm Medications


BIJOU VACCINATING RULES:

LEGALLY you are only obligate to vaccinate for RABIES.

Anything you choose to do beyond that, is YOUR CHOICE.
REMEMBER..YOUR VETERINARIAN WORKS FOR YOU !!
We Recommend:
Series of "3" puppy shots, 4 weeks apart the first year
OR
One puppy shot at 16 weeks
Containing:
Distemper, Adenovirus Type 1 (Hepatitis), Adenovirus Type 2 (Respiratory Disease), Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus
THEN....

a booster, a year later and then that is it, for 3 years.
In three years time, do "TITRES" as you may not need to vaccinate.
No rabies until 6 months of age !!
Rabies 1 year after that initial vaccine for Rabies, and then not again for 3 YEARS !!
No Lyme, Lepto or Corona ever

NO vaccinating for Rabies and booster at the same time
NO YEARLY ROUTINE VACCINES !!
So many people are over vaccinating and it is really hard on our puppy's health




Once our mom's have retired, they no longer receive vaccines
or even Rabies for the duration of their lives.
Our Poodles do not receive Flea, Tick or Heartworm medication
as we do not believe in subjecting our Poodles to a toxic soup
of chemicals and harming them or their pups.




*Click here to Learn More About Titre Testing

Our vet charges $50.00 for Titres.
BUT, this is my belief and you will have to read current information and make
an informed choice for yourself and your Poodle. Your Vet works for you and is a salesperson
with products to sell, it is up to you the owner to make informed choices for your pet's health !!!






Our health guarantee is void if anyone vaccinates against Lyme, Leptospirosis and or Coronavirus vaccine
There is a vaccine for leptospirosis, but I absolutely don't recommend it.
It is a relatively weak bacterial vaccine that is short acting and can't protect against all 20 serovar of the Leptospira bacteria.
In fact, it is actually ineffective for the current serovar that is causing the majority of infections in my area today.

The leptospirosis vaccine is a bacterin (a vaccine made from killed bacteria), which in and of itself won't prompt
an immune response to make antibodies, so a powerful adjuvant (usually a heavy metal such as aluminum or mercury, aka thimerosal)
is added that elicits a strong immune system response.
Because of this, it also carries a significantly greater risk for adverse reactions.
Information has recently emerged that the vaccine can actually cause the disease in dogs,
and it has also been linked to early kidney failure in older animals.

Leptospirosis symptoms are pretty easy for owners to spot and receive treatment for.
Most common antibiotics will kill leptospira such as ordinary penicillin, tetracycline and erythromycin all work well.
So owners have to consider if the 1/1000 chance (please confirm stats for your area) of their dog catching Lepto,
is worth the risk of yearly exposing their dog to life threatening toxins being injected into their dogs, causing lifelong health problems.


INFORMATION ABOUT VACCINES:


VACCINATION NEWSFLASH - Dr. Ihor Basko


I would like to make you aware that all 27 veterinary schools in North America
are in the process of changing their protocols for vaccinating dogs and cats.
Some of this information will present an ethical and economic challenge to vets and there will be skeptics.
Some organizations have come up with a political compromise suggesting vaccinations every 3 years
to appease those who fear loss of income vs those concerned about potential side effects.
Politics, traditions, or the doctor's economic well-being should not be a factor in medical decision.

NEW PRINCIPLES OF IMMUNOLOGY

"Dogs and cats" immune systems mature fully at six months.
If a modified live virus vaccine is given after six months of age, it produces immunity, which is good for the life of the pet
(i.e.: canine distemper, parvo, feline distemper).
If another MLV vaccine is given a year later, the antibodies from the first vaccine neutralize the antigens of the second vaccine and there is little or no effect.
The titer is not "boosted" nor are memory cells induced. Not only are annual boosters for parvo and distemper unnecessary
they subject the pet to potential risks of allergic reactions and immune-mediated haemolytic anemia.

There is no scientific documentation to back up label claims for annual administration of MLV vaccines.
Puppies receive antibodies through their mother's milk. This natural protection can last 8-14 weeks.
Puppies and kittens should NOT be vaccinated at LESS than eight weeks.
Maternal immunity will neutralize the vaccine and little protection (0-38%) will be produced.

Vaccination at six weeks will, however, delay the timing of the first highly effective vaccine.
Vaccinations given two weeks apart suppress rather than stimulate the immune system.
A series of vaccinations is recommended given starting at eight-nine weeks and given three to four weeks apart up to 16 weeks of age.
Another vaccination given sometime after six months of age (but usually at one year of age) will provide lifetime immunity.

Most Leptospirosis strains (there are about 200) do not cause the Leptospirosis disease, and of the seven clinically important strains
only four ~ L. icterohaemorrhagiae, L. canicola, L. grippotyphosa, and L. pomona serovars ~ are found in today's vaccines.
So, exposure risk, depends upon which serovars of Lepto have been documented to cause clinical leptospirosis in the area where you live.
You can call the county health department or local animal control and ask.

Over the years many pet owners and veterinarians have become concerned about the potentially harmful practice of annual re-vaccination.
As immune disease such as but not limited to: Autoimmune Haemolytic Anaemia (AIHA), Cancer and Chronic Disease in canines increase.
As a result of these facts, new studies on the duration of immunity are being done.






CANINE VACCINATION PROTOCOL – 2007 - MINIMAL VACCINE USE
W. Jean Dodds, DVM
HEMOPET

938 Stanford Street
Santa Monica, CA 90403
310-828-4804; Fax 310-828-8251

e-mail: hemopet@hotmail.com


Note: The following vaccine protocol is offered for those dogs where minimal vaccinations are advisable or desirable.
The schedule is one most breeders will recommend and should not interpreted to mean
that other protocols recommended by a veterinarian would be less satisfactory.
It's a matter of professional judgment and choice.
Puppy's are growing and developing and it is NOT advisable to bombard their systems
with multiple vaccines, heart worm medications, topical toxins and expect the puppy
to not have long term adverse effects such as AIHA, Cancer and or GI upsets. BE INFORMED

 

Age of Pups

Vaccine Type

 

9 - 10 weeks

 

14 weeks

 

16 -18 weeks (optional)

 

20 weeks or older

 

1 year

 

1 year

 

 

 


Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV (e.g. Intervet        

                                     Progard Puppy DPV)

Same as above

 

Same as above (optional)

 

Rabies

 

Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV

 

Rabies, killed 3-year product (give 3-4 weeks apart from distemper/parvovirus booster)


Perform vaccine antibody titers for distemper and parvovirus every three years thereafter, if not giving yearly vaccines
or more often, if desired. Vaccinate for rabies virus according to the law and of course manufacturers directions.
You will want to get the vaccination renewal date on the Rabies certificate to indicate 3 years as per manufacturer's directions.


 

 

Dog Vaccinations Be Informed


DHLPPC:

This is a combo vaccination that covers numerous diseases with one injection. What do all those letters stand for?

Bordetella:

This is an upper respiratory infection also known as kennel cough. This infection is usually not fatal but is a pain to get rid of.
In an otherwise healthy dog will clear up all on it's own just like the human cold and just like the human flu virus there are strains of bordetella.
The infection can spread quickly through boarding and grooming facilities and any place dogs congregate.
The vaccination can be in the form of a nasal spray or injection. We think it makes most sense to give it intranasally at the point of exposure.
The injection form will need a booster in one month. Your veterinarian can help you decide if this vaccination is necessary for your dog
If you are bording your dog they usually do require this vaccination.

Lyme Disease:

This is a tick borne illness. If you live in a wooded area and have a large number of positive Lyme disease cases in your area
you may wish to consult with your Vet about this vaccination. The deer tick must stay attached to your dog for one to two days
in order to transmit the illness, so checking your dog daily for ticks will help prevent Lyme disease as well as using
a good tick preventative Advantix or Revolution.
Symptoms include but are not limited to: fever, swollen lymph nodes, and loss of appetite.
Talk to your veterinarian if you think your dog should be vaccinated against Lyme disease with the Lymevax vaccine.
Great web page about Lyme Disease
More Information about Flea and Tick Medication Options

...
Giardiasis

Giardiasis is a parasite that lives in the intestines and can be passed into the environment through the stools of infected animals (Rabbits, Mice, and other dog's feces).
Dogs become infected with giardia by drinking contaminated water. Humans can also be infected.
At risk dogs would be those who live primarily outdoors, hunting dogs, or dogs who may come in contact with ponds or creeks.
If you feel your pet has Giardia, then talk to your veterinarian about vaccinating for giardia.
This vaccine needs boosted 3 weeks after the initial dose then given annually.
Giardiavax is not a "prevention" but is used to help clear up Giardia in an infected dog
Giardia causes its unpleasant effects on the body not by invading the tissues, but simply by being in the way.
It multiplies to the point where it sort of paves the lining of the intestine and blocks normal digestion (malabsorption).
This causes only partially digested food to get lower in the digestive tract than it should, causing diarrhea.
Tests for Giardiasis are useless because it can't always be detected. It is better just to treat for Giardiasis if you suspect it.
Safe-Guard® Canine Dewormer (contains 22.2% Fenbendazole) used for 3 days will take care of Giardiasis.



Coccidiosis

Coccidiosis is an intestinal disease that affects several different animal species including canines and humans.
Coccidia is one of the most prevalent protozoal infections in North American animals, second only to giardia.
Clinical signs of coccidiosis usually are present or shortly following stress such as weather changes; weaning; overcrowding; long automobile or plane rides;
relocation to a new home and new owners; and/or unsanitary conditions.
Symptoms or signs of coccidiosis will depend on the state of the disease at the time of observation.
In general, coccidiosis affects the intestinal tract and symptoms are associated with it.
In mild cases, only a watery diarrhea may be present, and if blood is present in the feces, it is only in small amounts.
Severely affected animals may have a thin, watery feces with considerable amounts of intestinal mucosa and blood.
Straining usually is evident, rapid dehydration, weight loss and anorexia (off feed) also may be clinically visible.



DEWORMERS:


Safe-Guard

The active ingredient in Safe-Guard®, fenbendazole, (Panacur) has been shown, in controlled laboratory studies and clinical field trials,
to have outstanding efficacy against the major intestinal worms that infect dogs, namely:
Tapeworms ( Taenia pisiformis )
Roundworms ( Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina )
Hookworms ( Ancylostoma caninum, Uncinaria stenocephala )
Whipworms ( Trichuris vulpis )



Strongid T (more information here is a medication used to treat and control parasites such as:
Hookworms
Roundworms
Pinworms
The medicine contains the active ingredient pyrantel pamoate (Nemex®)
Must be administered two days in a row and repeated in 10 days.


Blue-Green Algae:

Blue-Green Algae kills dogs that drink or contact the algae (Cyanobacteria).
It is found in stagnant water and there is no cure.
Symptoms of Blue Green Algae Toxicity include: nausea, bloody diarrhea, pale gums, skin or eye irritations,
convulsions and, in severe cases, even death within minutes.
When the nervous system is involved, dogs will develop muscle tremors,
labored breathing and difficulty moving. Blue Green Algae toxicity is often misdiagnosed as heart problems or heat stroke.
There are lots of photos and videos online so make sure to learn about this deadly toxin.

Campylobacter:

Campylobacter is a form of food poison. It can be passed from people to dogs and then back to people again.
It is also referred to as "Show Crud" as it is very common in show dogs.
Symptoms are Diarrhea cause can be contaminated Fecal matter, non-chlorinated water, such as streams, ponds or puddles,
food poisoning from food or from a human who has food poison, even a light case.
Drugs for treatment are Tetracycline, Erythromycin and some have had success using Cephalexin.


Heart Worm Medication


Click to Read More


Return to Bijou Poodles Home Page