My experience with vets in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, is that they know little to nothing of canines or felines. They only know how to make an extra buck over and above their Governmental Animal Husbandry jobs of looking after bovines. Knowing well that a client will factor in costs of a titer study versus the cheaper way out of an annual vaccine, the vets are able to push the annual vaccines by quoting Intravet or other vaccine manufacturers' recommendations. They will recommend supplements off their shelf without a blood test for any particular deficiency. For example, pet owners generally think that dogs may eat cow dung or horse manure because they are deficient in calcium. The vet will gladly sell Pet Cal off the shelf that may have a long-term risk of dogs developing calculi in the kidneys or gallbladder or urethra. The owners do not realize that canines are scavengers who may like the taste of excreta though need to be kept away from it less they catch some disease.
How many of you know that pups should not be taken away from their mothers until they are eight weeks old because up to that time the mother's milk is pumping antibodies and other food that puppies need? This is nature's way for all mothers and their children and/or litters. These antibodies pump up the immune system in the pups. These antibodies have nothing to do with whether the bitches were vaccinated or not. Therefore, any vaccine given up until they are six months old is waste of money. Yet advertisements on sale of puppies state that they had been vaccinated at two months of age! I know a vet here who puts up the decision to the pet owner as to whether he/she wants a combined new vaccine of 8-1 with rabies included. If owners had such answers then where is the need for a vet?
In the spring of 2003, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Canine Vaccine Task Force released its vaccination guidelines that recommended three-year booster intervals in adult pet dogs for distemper virus, parvovirus, adenovirus-2, and parainfluenza virus. The WSAVA Guidelines 2007 states that immunity is for seven years and that vaccines must not be given to senior dogs. The term “senior” depends on the size of the dog. German Shepherd become senior at the age of 7-8 years while Spitz become so at the age of 10 years. Put a search for AAHA and WSAVA on Google and read all. The one website that leads to all is The one website that leads to all:
The process of injecting numerous viruses at one time into the body does not mimic in any way what we would see in the natural world. There would never be such an enormous exposure to that many microorganisms at one time. These diseases have never, in the real world, occurred at one time, never. The rhythm of distemper, of polio, of measles, of influenza, of parvo, of rabies are all on a schedule. This schedule, much to the chagrin of the vet profession, is not determined by the vet profession!
The process of injecting viruses into the body is a very unnatural method of introducing viruses, with the exception of Rabies virus. Most other forms of exposure are through the mucous membranes - the nose, throat/mouth, even the eyes, which are the first line of humoral immune system. It produces the powerful immunoglobulins (IgA, IgG, IgM) which provide the first line of defense.
Another problem is the substances that are in the vaccine vials: carcinogenic formalin or formaldehyde that alter the state of the virus, mercury derivatives and aluminium. Tissues of ducks, pigs, monkeys, etc. are used to culture the viruses and such tissues can cause constant itching, inflamed bowel, and eczematous ears. Then there are adjuvants that can cause fibrosarcomas.
Senior pet dogs exposed to vaccinations can develop allergic reactions of itching and facial swelling to autoimmune disorders of anemia, platelet problems, joint diseases and even death. Perfectly healthy animals coming down with the diseases they were being vaccinated against! Vets are in a self-serving profession creating the illnesses that return later through theirs doors to be treated again!
I hope my above details are read by the various schools of veterinary sciences in India from where our vets have mushroomed.