About Vaccinations....

We believe that health comes from the inside out and involves diet and nutrition rather than medications. A healthy animal will have an immune system that is able to combat disease more effectively than any vaccine could enable it to do. We believe when you buy any pet whose breeder has focused on building their animals health from the inside out rather than just vaccinating, you are getting a pet of far superior health.

A kitten obtains it's immune system from it's mother until it is weaned (generally between 8 to 12 weeks of age). If the mother has had excellent nutrition herself, and the kittens are also Highland lynx kittens for sale imagegiven the highest quality of species appropriate food, then when they are weaned they will have a good immune system of their own beginning to develop. By the time they are 4-5 months old (16-20 weeks) their immune response should be fairly strong. IF YOU CHOOSE TO VACCINATE AFTER READING THE INFO. BELOW, THEN WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE WAITING UNTIL YOUR KITTEN IS AT LEAST 4 MONTHS OF AGE.

Another way to protect a kitten's health is to provide nutrients during it's growth which have demonstrated scientific benefits through higher antibody levels and much stronger immune responses than those not given supplementation. (Feel free to ask us about those nutrients.)

You can read the science and experiences that have helped to form some of our beliefs about vaccines below. You will also read some of the reasons why we have chosen not to vaccinate, as well as the truth about vaccine toxicity on the following sites:

1. Veterinarian Info. on Vaccine Safety -


2. Medical information on Effects of Vaccines in pets -

3. Side Effects associated with feline vaccines - www.vetinfo.com/cvaccprob.html

Dr. Pierson's experience and findings - http://www.catinfo.org/?link=vaccines

4. Expert Info. on Pet vaccines - http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2013/07/03/new-pet-vaccination-protocol.aspx

5. Vaccine related sarcomas (cancers) - http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2012/07/04/pets-vaccine-dangers.aspx 

6. WHY Over-vaccination Occurs - http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2010/03/31/high-cost-of-pet-vaccinations.aspx

7. About Rabies Vaccines - https://www.vetinfo.com/rabies-vaccine-side-effects-for-cats.html  (more below....)

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***If you must vaccinate for rabies please use killed/inactive vaccine and be sure that they are mercury free! You can also use Homeopathic pellets of Lyssin to help counter negative side effects!

Extensive research has shown that certain nutrients (such as probiotics) stimulate the kitten's immune system, creating a faster and stronger immune response to pathogens. At the Shepherd's Lair we also provide our kittens with a number of such nutrients during the time we have them. If you are interested in learning more about supplements for your kitten/cat, we would be glad to pass on details and information about how you can keep them healthier with vitamins & other nutrients.






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