Linda Arndt ~ Canine Nutritional Consultant

Preventing Vaccine Reactions In Dogs


Vaccine Reaction Prevention Measures

Vaccine reactions or vaccine mediated responses are nothing new in dogs. Vaccine manufacturer's refuse to acknowledge there is a problem and we are losing dogs daily to adverse reactions to combination vaccines and rabies given to soon.

Over the years I have come to learn how far reaching this problem is in other breeds as well as my own. This regime is what I recommend to my puppy buyers. The combination of these two things give us a much better chance of avoiding vaccine reactions because it supports immune function on these young and underdeveloped immune system and it detoxifies the body as well, nothing in life is a guarantee, but this is a step in the right direction.

The Purdue Vaccine Research funded by the Great Dane Club of America has shown us that it is the carrier in vaccines is recognized by the body as a toxin and therefore, I have found that being on probiotics, dietary enzymes and Ox-E-Drops helps to prevent these reactions but boosting immune function and detoxifying the body from toxins.

The BLACKWATCH CORE 4 PROGRAM are very important to start puppies on as soon as they are starting to wean. This is what we have done for many years to prevent vaccine reactions. Now nothing is a guarantee, but I can tell you that of the kennels I know and work with, we have never had a vaccine reaction if the puppies are on the CORE 4 supplements ahead of time.

What is in the CORE 4?

The CORE 4 is a series of 4 critical supplements which come in 3 products/bottles and they are necessary to enhance your current feeding program and promote wellness for your pet. The CORE 4 is the most "basic" supplements that all my pets are fed on a daily basis (including our human family).

The CORE 4 consists of the following:

1) Probiotics - a blend of beneficial bacteria also known as "intestinal flora" which boosts the immune function and protects the lining of the gut, helping to prevent pathogenic overgrowth (bacteria/fungus/yeasts) which compromises the protective lining of the gut. When this happens there is the potential for Leaky Gut Syndrome and Toxic Gut which can lead to bloat, compromised health, systemic yeast infections and suppressed immune systems.This is true in humans too.

Probiotics that have a component of some of the microorganisms being microencapsulated is very important, so they able to pass the stomach juices and break down further in the intestines to help resolve difficult digestive issues caused by Candida, Coccidia, Giardia, parasite infestation, E coli, Salmonella, Clostridium, and Herpes Virus. (Products like: BacPakPlus, 4 in 1 Probiotics and Filling N The Wholes are appropriate for use).

2) Digestive Enzymes-there are many enzymes that help to break down the food for better digestion. The three that are of most importance are amylase (carbohydrates) protease (protein), lipase (fats) and they are often found in combination Probiotic products such as the BacPakPlus, 4 in 1 Probiotics, and Filling N The Wholes. The are critical in getting the most out of your nutrition.

3) Dietary Enzymes - are from whole living fresh foods and sprouted foods have the most activity. Only in whole fresh foods are the enzymatic qualities still in tact. Using dietary enzymes in a diet is one way to put the "living component" back into a processed dog food. Dietary enzymes have strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties and they detoxify the body quickly, which speeds any healing and repair at a cellular level. THESE ARE CRITICAL TO PREVENT VACCINE REACTIONS. (Examples of Products: Nzymes granulars or Nzymes Chewable Pet Treats)

4) Ox-E-Drops - The primary reason this liquid concentrate is in The Blackwatch Core 4, is because it helps to keep a healthy the pH in the gut so pathogenic bacteria and fungus such as Candida Albicans(yeast overgrowth) does not over growth and make the dogs more prone to bloat and systemic yeast infections. Ox-E-Drops is a safe and stable aqueous compound which offers many internal and topical uses. It has powerful oxidizing properties that act as a bactericide, viricide and fungicide. In other words, you can use this on newborns and older puppies as well as adults and it helps to prevent parvo, closteridium overgrowth and other panthogens that might effect your puppies or adults.

Note: I use it in my pets drinking water and diluted drops in their daily meals. It can be used in a 2% solution (1 cup distilled water + 1 teaspoon of Ox-E-Drops) and used to clean ears, spray on wounds, colonics or douches for Pyometra in bitches.

For eye washes use 1/2 teaspoon Ox-E-Drops in 1 cup of water.

Because Ox-E-Drops decontaminates water, it should be taken with you when you travel, no need to haul dog water from home. It can be used internally and in a vaporizer (30 drops to 1 gallon) for respiratory problems in dogs and cats. Many rescues keep their cattery free from respiratory problems with the use of vaporizers and Ox-E-Drops.


When you start to use the The Blackwatch CORE 4 Supplement Kit to your daily feeding routine, please add each supplement 2-3 days apart until they are used to everything, then you can use them all together daily. Always ease into new supplements.

Start with:

1) Probiotic/Digestive Enzymes combo- 2 days later add:
2) Ox-EDrops in the food (diluted in a little water) and a few drops in the drinking water -see bottle for dosage. 2 days later add:
3) Nzymes - dietary enzymes - in a pet treats or granulars form.

Note: But due to the heavy duty detoxification qualities from the Nzymes phytonutrients, do not double dose the pet right away or you will have some lose stools, lethergy etc- I suggest working up to a normal dose over a week's time, then you can double dose for two weeks during the detoxification process, then go back to a normal dosage, daily. The last thing you need is to have them going to the bathroom in the middle of the night or in a crate while you are at work because they detoxified too fast.

I give all the supplements in the AM feeding and once they are used to them you can too, but my suggestion is to divide them in AM and PM feedings, until their body's are used to new foods and supplements.

The Blackwatch CORE 4 is a life long program!


First Choice Naturals offers 4 different BLACKWATCH CORE 4 Kits to meet the needs of the normal pet.

1). Kit # 27 Original Core 4
(small dogs) - All Ages/Breeds
2). Kit # 28 Original Core 4 (large dogs) - All Ages/Breeds

Probiotics, Digestive Enzymes, Dietary Enzymes and Ox-E-Drops

Kit #27 and #28 work well for really young puppies especially from weaning on, but they can be used for any adult,for their life time.

3). Kit #37 - Core 4+Plus contains:

Probiotcs, Digestive Enzymes w/ Vitamin C & Barley Grass (fruits/veggies)
Dietary Enzymes and Ox-E-Drops.

Kit #37 - is all life stages and breeds but it is particularly good for growing puppies/cats due to the vitamin C and trace minerals found in the vegatation. Provides grasses for cats too.

4. Kit # 38 - Core 4 Optimal contains:

A whole food vitamin/minerals supplement that contains: Probiotics,
Digestive Enzymes,
Vit C, Barley Grass plus many other whole foods to support
the immune function, heart, joint, metabolism and digestion. An all-in-one product
to fill in the holes in your pet's diet. The kit also
contains Dietary Enzymes and Ox-E-Drops.

INGREDIENTS: Cereal Grass (Barley), Organic Sprouted Flax Seed, Dried Whey, Ascorbic Acid
(source Vit C), Arabinogalactin, Dried Milk (source of Colostrum), MSM, Brewers Yeast
(Saccharomyces Cerevisiac), DMG-L, Carnitine, Humic Shale (source of extracted trace minerals),
Lethicin, Chicken Cartilage (source of Glucosamine Sulfate),Type IV Collagen & Type II Collagen,
(Direct Fed Microbials) & Digestive Enzymes) Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Product, Dried
Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Extract Product, Dried Aspergillus niger Fermentation Extract
Product, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bifidobacterium Thermophilum, Enterococcus Faecium,
Bacillus Subtilis, Silicon Dioxide, Dried Yucca Schidigera.*Ascorbic Acid (Vit C) min 25mg/lb

Kit #38 - is all life stages and breeds - it is for owners who want to give a vitamin/mineral supplement to make sure all the bases are covered. Because this product comes from "whole" foods it does not disrupt the balance of any kibble, homeade or raw diet.
If used on puppies, it is best to wait until they are at least 10 weeks of age so they don't develop loose stool. This is a lot of ingredients on a sensitive new tummy. It is not a problem for older puppies or adults.


You can order these kits online or call them at: 1-765-284-8288

Core 4 Kit #27 small dogs

Core 4 Kit #28 large or multiple dog family

Core 4 + Plus Kit #37

Core 4 Optimal Kit #38

These supplements are intregal parts of all my Feed Programs and can be started at weaning and continued through out the life of your pet.

These are some photo examples of vaccine reactions which are often misdiagnoised as HOD.

Vaccine Reaction Support Kit - protect your dog from the potentially harmful effects of vaccines. Contains, Thuja and Silicea in homeopathic potencies plus herbal tincture Vitality Blend to keep the immune system strong. These are Remedies traditionally used to address swelling, nausea, aches and pains, mood changes, digestive upsets, tiredness, urinary problems and other reactive states that may typically seen after vaccinations.


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