Dog Vaccinations: Why Detox Is Important

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Forty years ago, dog vaccinations changed forever …

Veterinary researchers started looking at how many vaccines are too many. Because it turns out vaccines can carry some harmful, unwanted consequences. 

Limiting the number of vaccines is critical to your dog’s health. You want to protect your dog, but you also want to make sure he doesn’t become sick from his vaccines.

And vaccine damage is more common than you think … it happens every single day.

Vaccine damage isn’t limited to your dog’s head swelling up five minutes after the vaccine.

Typically, vaccine damage happens slowly, over weeks or months. That’s because there are toxic ingredients in vaccines that accumulate in the body. Eventually, they can cause:

  • Immune disorders
  • Allergies
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Cancer

The good news is, researchers have shown that the core vaccines ( like rabies, parvo and distemper) can protect dogs for at least 7 years … and probably for life.

This means you don’t have to vaccinate our dogs every year or even every three years. And limiting vaccines will go a long way to limiting your dog’s risk of vaccine damage.

But the bad news is, most states require rabies vaccination every 3 years – which is way too often. And way too dangerous.

When it comes to the core vaccines, your vet, daycare or boarding facility might want your dog vaccinated too. Often, there’s just no way to get out of over-vaccination.

Besides, even just one vaccine has the potential to set your dog up for health issues down the road.

Overall, it doesn’t matter if you vaccinate just once or a bunch of times – it’s critical to help your dog detoxify after that vaccine.

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Why You Should Detox Your Dog After Vaccination

Vaccines don’t just contain virus. They need chemicals and other additives to work.

These additives typically serve one of two purposes:

They exaggerate the immune response.
These chemicals are called adjuvants. Vaccines can only contain a small amount of virus … otherwise your dog would get the disease from the vaccine. So adjuvants force the immune system to over-react to the tiny amount of virus in vaccines, so your dog can develop immunity.

They act as stabilizers.
Chemicals and substances (such as gelatin) are added to vaccines to keep the virus alive during storage.

Surprisingly, the unwanted side-effects from vaccines don’t come from the virus itself. Vaccine reactions are caused by the substances added to vaccines.

Let’s take a look at the most dangerous additives …


Aluminum is the most common adjuvant in veterinary vaccines. Adjuvant means it exaggerates an immune response. And aluminum targets the brain and endocrine (hormonal) system.

This can cause brain and nervous system degeneration, vaccine-associated cancers, seizures and behavior issues.


Thimerosal is a mercury-based vaccine additive that’s used as a preservative.

In 1967, a study found Thimerosal killed mice when added to vaccines. In 1972, Thimerosal manufacturer Eli Lilly found Thimerosal to be “toxic to tissue cells” in concentrations as low as one part per million (PPM). This is 100 times weaker than in a typical vaccine.

Pittman-Moore wrote to Eli Lilly“We have obtained a marked local reaction in about 50% of the dogs injected with serum containing dilutions of Merthiolate (Thimerosal). Merthiolate is unsatisfactory as a preservative for serum intended for use on dogs.”

Since then, repeated studies show the dangers of Thimerosal.  In 1982, the FDA proposed a ban on over-the-counter products containing Thimerosal. And 1991 the FDA considered banning Thimerosal from animal vaccines.

Finally, in 2006, researchers at UC Davis published a study showing that Thimerosal may make the immune system vulnerable to bacteria and other pathogens. 

Despite these safety warnings, most veterinary vaccines still contain Thimerosal (even Thimerosal-free vaccines).

Animal Proteins

The viruses vaccines are made by allowing the virus to grow on animal tissue. So vaccine manufacturers grow your dog’s vaccine on chicken embryos, cow fetuses, etc.

When they make the vaccine, that animal tissue gets ground up with the virus and injected into your dog. Foreign animal proteins aren’t supposed to enter the bloodstream directly and this sets the immune system on high alert so it can destroy the foreign invaders.

But if the foreign invader looks like the body’s own cells, then the immune system can start attacking the body’s own cells.

This is called auto-immunity. And nearly all common diseases in dogs today are linked to auto-immunity including:

  • Cancer
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Allergies – and many more.

Larry Glickman DVM, looked at this in the Purdue Vaccine Studies:

“Our ongoing studies of dogs show that following routine vaccination, there is a significant level of antibodies dogs produce against their own tissues …Some of these antibodies have been shown to target the thyroid gland, the connective tissue such as that found in the valves of the heart, red blood cells, DNA etc.”

Contaminants In Dog Vaccinations

Contaminants found in vaccines are also behind many of the adverse reactions we see in dogs. “Contaminant” means anything that shouldn’t be there.

That’s anything impure or unclean, is toxic or poisonous, or has the ability to create disease. Vaccines contain contaminants that can cause cancer, leukemia, autoimmune diseases and a myriad of other unwanted conditions.

I hope by now, you’re seeing the value in helping your dog rid his body of these unwanted ingredients …

…. that are an unfortunate part of vaccination. So let’s get to the detox!

Detoxing After Dog Vaccinations

There are several ways to help your dog detox from vaccines. They’ll help rid his body of unwanted chemicals and side effects, but they won’t interfere with the vaccines themselves.

You’ll want to try these as soon as your dog is vaccinated. So don’t wait for symptoms to appear, start the detox right away!


Vaccines can disrupt the delicate balance of bacteria in the gut. This community of bacteria helps your dog manufacture and absorb vitamins.

And probiotics are the core of your dog’s immune system. You never want to damage this delicate community!

Adding probiotics plus their food, prebiotics, will help restore the delicate balance of bacteria in the gut. You can buy a pre-made prebiotic/probiotic blend … they’re easy to find.

You’ll also want to make sure you add plenty of prebiotics … these are foods that feed the beneficial bacteria in your dog’s gut.


Homeopathy has a great track record for vaccine damage. If your dog shows any symptoms of vaccine damage, you can consult with a homeopathic vet.

They can review your dog’s history and help you find the right remedy to get your dog back on track.

You can also try a pre-made combination remedy that’s designed to help remove or prevent vaccine damage. This will start the detox process and help remove those harmful heavy metals from your dog.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids help control inflammation and are an important part of the detox process. You can choose from fish oil, green-lipped mussel oil or even phytoplankton.

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Some foods and nutrients bind to heavy metals. This helps remove them from the body before they accumulate in the organs and do harm.

Chlorella is a micro-algae that loves to bind to heavy metals. It also acts as a prebiotic and contain plenty of antioxidants, which also helps with detoxification.

Special soils can also bind to heavy metals. Humic and fulvic acid, as well as bentonite clay can bind to aluminum and especially mercury and exit them out of the body.

Garlic and Leafy Greens

Garlic is perfectly safe for your dog in the right amounts. It naturally contains sulphur, which helps the liver detoxify from heavy metals.

Dark leafy greens like kale, parsley, and cilantro can help reduce the buildup of heavy metals like mercury in the body.

Give a half clove garlic per 10 pounds and add dark leafy greens to the meals daily

Be Prepared

Detoxification can flush out some really nasty junk from your dog! He might seem off for the first day or two or might have loose stools.

If he seems uncomfortable, slow down … there’s no need to rush. Try adding just one of the above items at a time to keep your dog comfortable.

Find a holistic vet to work with so you can ensure that your dog never receives any unnecessary vaccines. They’ll also have ways to help detoxify your dog from past vaccinations to keep him healthy.

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