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About Vaccines:

Annual Vaccinations are harmful. Today veterinarians now tell us that just like us dogs donít need annual vaccines. A vaccine contains a weakened version of an actual disease. When it is given to your dog the immune system reacts by forming antibodies against that particular disease (it shows the immune system what a particular disease looks like so that the immune system can produce the correct antibodies to destroy the disease if it should ever show up), therefore protecting the dog incase it ever comes across the real thing. And therefore the vaccine is the disease it doesnít attack the disease.


What is a vaccine? Barnes&Noble


A vaccine is the original catalyst that gets the dogís immune system going to create antibodies. The only thing the vaccine does is shows the immune system what a particular disease looks like so if the disease ever shows up the immune system can produce the right antibodies to destroy it. The dogís immune system itself is what actually protects it from disease.


Memory cells are in the immune system. By one vaccination these cells have been shown what to do against a certain disease. For years and years (or for life) the memory cells will produce the correct antibodies against that disease for whenever it is needed if it should ever make its way into your dogís body.


Once your dog has had its puppy shots, booster shots are not needed they simply donít work because your dogs system already has the antibodies from the prior vaccination, booster shots are neutralized by the existing antibodies. So repeating vaccinations does not boost the dogsí immunity at all the dog canít get any more immune than it already is. There is no advantage (in fact there is a disadvantage annual vaccinations will shorten your dogs life span) in revaccinating an already immune dog because the previous immunity will inactivate the vaccine.


Basically by insisting on annual vaccines the vet industry is trying to make a profit. The vet offices charge $15 to $50 for vaccinations. The vets pay less than two bucks apiece for these vaccines, and then thereís the office visit, which costs $25 to $40. Itís in the veterinariansí best interest financially for you to bring in your dog or cat in annually, because vaccines account for the primary portion of a veterinarianís income. Regular exams are one thing (annually exams are very important) but vaccines are another.


Vaccines are harmful yearly vaccinations make pets sick! Annual vaccinations destroy the health and immune systems of our pets. They cause all types of illnesses. And repeating vaccines annually damages the health of dogs and cats or any animal. Veterinary immunologists say that vaccines are needed only once or twice in an animalís life. Annual vaccines will definitely cause chronic disease




Vaccinosis is the term to describe the chronic disease caused by vaccinating. These symptoms can happen right after the vaccine is given or it may take months or even years to appear. The symptoms include itching, excessive licking of the paws, epilepsy (often after the rabies vaccination) aggressiveness, urinary infections, allergies, thyroid problems, loss of hair, body weight over or under (depending on the thyroid), stiffness & pain in the joints, dental problems, fearfulness, hepatitis, renal failure, cystitis, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, 11 neurological diseases, asthma, cancer, inflammation, ear infections, digestive upset, adrenal disorders, pancreatic disorders, degenerative arthritis, kidney/liver failure, difficulty focusing/paying attention, joint maladies, immune-system diseases, premature death.


Always request killed vaccines. According to experts in immunology modified live vaccines (MLV) are considered the most dangerous to give. They have the ability to replicate and mutate in the animalsí body. Killed vaccines donít replicate in the vaccinated animal. Believe it or not but modified live vaccines are actually banned in Scandinavian countries.


Puppies and kittens should not be vaccinated at less than 8 weeks of age because puppies receive antibodies through their motherís milk and this natural protection can last from 8 weeks to 14 weeks. If vaccinated at 6 weeks old will the vaccine hold back the earliest greatly effective vaccine which is given at the age of 8 weeks. The immunity they already have from mother will neutralize the vaccine and cause little protection that is 0 to 38% just like booster shots a booster will be neutralized by the previous vaccine and will do no good. Vaccinations too often in between will suppress the immune system such as two weeks apart however waiting longer between vaccinations will stimulate the immune system such as three to four weeks apart up until 16 weeks of age. Another vaccination given sometime after 6 months old a good time is at a year and 4 months of age this will provide immunity for life.


However can our pets be safe without vaccinations?


Lets take a look at Germanyís dog breeders. Germanyís kennels vaccinate at the age of 10 weeks old with the distemper and parvovirus vaccine only and then it is repeated at 1 year of age. Rabies is given when needed. Can you believe these dogs are having litters at 10 years of age and also showing in the ring! Most live to the age of 16 years or more. Here in the US our dogs are dying at the age of 10 years on average. Some breeders have found that their line is in better health and in most cases immune to disease by discontinuing vaccinations.


Of course some cats and dogs can be very susceptible to disease and may become infected and may die if it is serious however mild disease if treated holistically can save the animal.


Every vaccine should be given separately despite the fact that it might be cheaper to vaccinate for several diseases at once. This especially is true with the rabies vaccine.


Note: Donít vaccinate an animal if it is pregnant, in poor health, undergoing surgery, or particularly when also getting a corticosteroid injection for allergies.


"The choice about vaccination rests with the human who has accepted responsible guardianship. It does not rest with the veterinarian. Another trend of the past few years is coercion of guardians into procedures such as vaccination. This coercion may be blatant, such as refusal to provide services, even emergency care, unless the animal is 'current' on vaccines. Sometimes even critically ill animals are vaccinated upon admission for treatment. More subtle means include induction of fear and/or guilt by asserting (as an authority figure) that companion animals are at risk if not vaccinated yearly, and that failure to comply is evidence of lack of caring. Tactics such as this can create feelings of guilt in the guardian, leading to a fear-based decision to vaccinate an animal that is not at risk. This is unethical, if not outright malpractice, and refusal is an acceptable response." Says Dr. Don Hamilton D.V.M.





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