Pet Gazette & PDSA Advice

By November 12, 2018 No Comments

Dangerous Annual Dog Vaccination Advice Pet Gazette and PDSA

I have grave concerns regarding dog vaccinations.  They are normally not required after the first puppy vaccinations. The PDSA and Vet Gazette are giving false and dangerous advice.  We should never vaccinate after initial puppy jabs without a Titer test first. That test confirms that antibodies are present, which generally last for the lifetime of the dog. Over-Vaccination can have a profound and detrimental effect on our pets.

Potentially Fatal Advice: 

I receive a publication through my email on a regular basis. It is called Pet Gazette. You would think that with a name like that they would have pet’s health and wellbeing as a first priority.


It appears that may not be the case. How would you view a publication relating to pets that despite giving them all the information and links regarding a dangerous and incorrect article, they chose to ignore it?


The advice they published was regarding pet vaccinations. The PDSA and Pet Gazette had stated incorrectly that owners were putting their pets at serious risk by not administering annual booster vaccinations.

They are still posting that same dangerous information today the 5th July 2017.

Almost a month later you can see that the incorrect advice is still there for all to see (1)Pet Gazette

As one of the leading writers and researchers regarding vaccinations, I have written a number of articles about vaccination dangers, I am first on Google with this term (2) Annual Dog Vaccinations Dangers.

Not only is the advice still there, they threatened me with prosecution, I have news for them, you cannot sue people who tell the truth.

Let me say for the record that Sara Cork who is the editor, does not appear to understand just how dangerous the Pet Gazette’s and PDSAs Advice is regarding their article.

I also called the PDSA and was promised that a Vet would phone me back. That was 12 days ago, they never called me back. I have been concerned on a number of occasions regarding scare stories from the PDSA. Please do not get me wrong they do an excellent job for 99% of the time. This wasn’t one of them.

Having said that, whoever writes their press releases needs to understand current ruling with regard to core vaccinations, which have been in place since 2010. It is on their own website as every 3 years.

In areas that relate to pets health and wellbeing, they cannot claim lack of prior knowledge. All recommendations should adhere to current vaccine policy guidelines.

These are known diseases that can be triggered by vaccines these are just a few of them:

Autoimmune haemolytic anaemia, leukaemia, thyroid disease, addison’s disease, diabetes, cancers, lymphoma, arthritis, allergies and anaphylactic shock.

I am disgusted and surprised that they have not acted to put this right. To over vaccinate, or to demand unnecessary vaccinations, is to put that animal at risk; it does not impart any benefit but could cause serious reactions, even death. This is in direct contravention of the Animal Welfare Act. This snippet is from a letter I received from the BVA 18 months ago

“The duration of immunity (DOI) for each medicine or product is different and veterinary surgeons must keep up to date with this information.”  In 2010 the Veterinary Medicines Directorate  (VMD) wrote a letter to the two major veterinary publications Veterinary Record and Veterinary Times, explaining that recent trends in data mean that the DOIs for a number of common vaccinations (canine distemper, parvovirus, and adenovirus) are now three to four years. This is information that veterinary surgeons will be aware of and will be following.”

If that is the case, the Vets that are administering annual core vaccinations are clearly not following their professional body or the vaccine company’s guidelines. What would happen if a GP did that?

Vaccination Schedules: 

When an animal is successfully vaccinated against certain diseases (distemper, parvo, and adenovirus in dogs, and becomes immunised, they receive what is called sterile immunity. Sterile immunity lasts a minimum of 7 to 9 years, up to a maximum of lifetime immunity, as measured by titer tests.This means the pet cannot become infected.

Since the diseases of distemper, parvo, hepatitis (adenovirus), are everywhere, the risk of exposure is constant and has nothing to do with local outbreaks. I would love to know how the powers that be came up with the 3 to 4 years duration between vaccinations, as I cannot find any scientific evidence to point to this assumption?

Titer Testing: 

Titer testing ( a blood test that shows antibodies and immunity) should always be the first choice, as immunity lasts for years or life.

Re-vaccination at any interval puts your dog at risk, but will provide no benefit if already immune.

To do so is in contravention of the Animal Welfare Act – simply because this act aims to reduce suffering. It is peer reviewed and documented that over-vaccination can cause serious health problems.

Unfortunately, the majority of conventional veterinarians prefer to simply re-vaccinate every year, or every 3 years, without establishing whether the animal is already immune to the disease being vaccinated against. And all that takes is a simple blood test. Therefore always Titer first.

Let me point out I am not against vaccinations and the immunity that it creates. What I am violently opposed to is taking pet owners as cash cows and fools, at the same time putting our much-loved pets at risk from totally unnecessary vaccinations.

It may be worth reading the Kennel Clubs recent survey that shows that our pets, in this case, dogs, are dying 11% sooner than they did 10 years ago. I wrote an article to explain why? One of the culprits was over-vaccination. (3) Why Are Our Dogs Dying so Young?