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Marlene Siegel

Pet Care From a Fresh Perspective - To Vaccinate, or Not to Vaccinate? |

Marlene Siegel

The Science of Self-Healing Hosted by Dr. Sharon Stills With Marlene Siegel, DVM

About Marlene Siegel

Dr. Marlene Siegel has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 40 years, the last 20 of which have been spent practicing BioRegulatory Medicine with her fur-patients and their families.  She is best known for integrating holistic treatment options with traditional veterinary medicine. Since 1987, she has relentlessly pursued the cause of disease in animals and formulated treatment regimens that literally save lives. It's not a stretch to say that Dr. Siegel has given back decades of life to the animals she has treated. Dr. Siegel is committed to creating healthy lifestyles for animals and the people that love them.


Dr. Siegel gained national recognition after being featured on the Truth About Cancer Project in 2019, and in the same year, launched EvoLove Raw - her proprietary raw pet food for dogs and cats.

Dr. Siegel continues to treat pets at her practice in Lutz, Florida and is also a frequent speaker and lecturer across the country.

Resources Mentioned:

Transforming Vet Medicine
Holistic Vet Medical Assoc

Episode Highlights with Marlene Siegel

  • We often vaccinate our pets, especially dogs and cats, with little thought of why, or whether it is beneficial, or has harmful side effects.  Rather than finding out when the natural antibodies start wearing off in a puppy after it has nursed with its mother, the standard of care is to simply vaccinate beginning at an early age.

  • Giving tap water to pets exposes them to 60,000 potential toxins in the water, which results in disease including cancer.

  • Parvo is a real disease that is seen, but perhaps there is a “middle-of-the-road” treatment option to give a non-mercury-containing distemper Parvo vaccine at 14-16 weeks of age, booster it 3 weeks later, and check for titers. Studies show that if the titers are good, an animal can go up to 8 years until another vaccine is needed.  

  • Combining a species-appropriate healthy diet and clean water, and eliminating toxins from the pet’s home is a crucial ingredient to a healthy and long pet life.

  • Rabies vaccines are required by law. Check with your local government to see what is mandated. If your animal is ill, it should never be vaccinated for anything, even rabies. If your pet bites someone, breaks the skin, and is not vaccinated for rabies, the government has a legal right to confiscate the pet, quarantine them, and even euthanize them.

  • Sugar is added to pet food as a quick source of carbohydrates. Human food waste was turned into pet food.

  • Dogs and cats are carnivores, and should be fed from meat sources. 

  • Autophagy begins to occur when the nutrients needed from a diet are not present.

  • “Core vaccines” are the standard. Pet owners are pressured both by veterinarians, as well as boarding, dog-care, and other institutions. 

  • While rabies vaccines are mandated by law, distemper vaccines, both for cats and dogs, are not required by law.  Neither are vaccines for Lyme disease.

  • If vaccines will be given, non-adjuvanted vaccines could be opted for.

  • When administering the vaccine, using a new, small needle after drawing the vaccine will prevent unnecessary trauma and potential pathogens which could have been picked up during the draw.

  • Dr. Seigel gives homeopathic remedies for each vaccine as well.

  • As a pet-owner, calling ahead to the vet and asking their philosophies on vaccines/healthier options will clue them in to whether they will have non-adjuvant options available.

  • The same companies pushing the human vaccines are the companies pushing the animal vaccines.

  • Cancer rates have skyrocketed in pets over the last few decades. Dr. Seigel went from seeing hardly any cancer pet-patients years ago to seeing 1-2 cancer cases per day.

  • Vets are some of the most compassionate people, and sadly, the suicide rate among veterinarians is among the highest of any industry.  Dr. Seigel is passionate about empowering vets to practice compassionately and effectively.

  • Animals should be able to live and thrive into their twenties and early thirties, but instead they often barely make it into their teens.

  • Is it possible to transmit covid to your animals? Possibly… use common sense if you have covid, to support the immune system of your fur-baby with raw healthy food, structured water, and low-stress.

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