What is Protect the Pets? Protect the Pets is a grass roots movement lead by Dr. Robb to educate pet owners about the realities of over-vaccination and to inspire veterinary professionals to value the health of pets over the drive for profits. Protect the Pets promotes the idea that veterinarians should be able to make decisions that are in the best interest of an animal's health and to reduce the impact of vaccine side affects by using graduated dosages and titering. The ultimate aim is to amend the rabies laws in each State by amending the laws to include a rabies titer rather than a mandated and medically unwarranted re-vaccination. Dr. Robb is an experienced and respected Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Connecticut. He has a reputation as a 'maverick' within his profession for his commitment to exposing the peril to pets of unsafe animal care. Read his bio here.
What can I do in my area? Educate other pet owners by circulating posts, petitions and flyers to the uninformed and potential victims of mandated over-vaccination. Pet owners need to demand legislative changes that reflect current science in every State. A rabies titer equals immunity. If you are a commuted pet owner that would like to step up, Protect the Pets utilizes administrators for Protect the Pets to oversee Facebook pages in their State or Region.
Is this an anti-vaccine movement? No. Rabies is a deadly disease and we must protect citizens and pets by vaccination.
Is Dr. Robb trying to drive vets out of business? Absolutely not. Dr. Robb believes the vast majority of veterinarians joined the professional out of a profound love for animals. But, as he himself experienced, veterinarians face severe pressure to place productivity and profitability above the welfare of pets. His mission is to be a voice for all vets who practice in an ethical and pet-safe way.
How much vaccine should my dog receive? Vaccines are dose dependent by weight. See chart on page 4 here.