Are we over-vaccinating our dogs?

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Could yearly vaccines not only be unnecessary, but actually harmful to your pet’s health?




There are too many dogs suffering from vaccine-induced diseases.  Here is the list of adverse events known to be induced by vaccines (Schultz, 2007):


Common Reactions
:.    Lethargy
.    Hair loss, hair color change at injection site
.    Fever
.    Soreness, stiffness
.    Refusal to eat
.    Conjunctivitis
.    Sneezing
.    Oral ulcersModerate Reactions .    Immunosuppression
.    Behavioural changes
.    Vitiligo (skin reactions)
.    Weight loss (Cachexia)
.    Reduced milk production
.    Lameness
.    Granulomas/abscesses
.    Hives
.    Facial edema (swelling)
.    Atopy (hereditary allergies)
.    Respiratory disease
.    Allergic uveitis (Blue Eye)
 Severe Reactions triggered by Vaccines: 

.    Vaccine injection site sarcomas
.    Anaphylaxis (rapidly progressing life-threatening allergic reaction)
.    Arthritis, polyarthritis
.    HOD hypertrophy osteodystrophy
.    Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
.    Immune mediated thrombocytopenia (IMTP)
.    Hemolytic disease of the newborn (Neonatal Isoerythrolysis)
.    Thyroiditis
.    Glomerulonephritis
.    Disease or enhanced disease which the vaccine was designed 
     to prevent
.    Myocarditis
.    Post vaccinal encephalitis or polyneuritis
.    Seizures
.    Abortion, congential anomalies, embryonic/fetal death, 
     failure to conceive

Over-vaccination can cause autoimmune diseases, cancer, cataracts, allergies, asthma, atopy, arthritis, anaphylaxis, diabetes, eczema and many lifelong, incurable conditions – as well as death.

Minimum Duration of Immunity for Canine Vaccines
Minimum Duration of Immunity
Methods Used to Determine Immunity
Canine Distemper Virus (CDV)    
Rockbom Strain 7 yrs / 15 yrs challenge / serology
Onderstepoort Strain 5 yrs / 9 yrs challenge / serology
Canine Adenovirus-2 (CAV-2) 7 yrs / 9 yrs challenge-CAV-1 / serology
Canine Parvovirus-2 (CAV-2) 7 yrs challenge / serology

Annual vaccinations and boosters are BIG BUSINESS for vets.  Make sure you understand all the risks and that you and your vet are on the same page!


Healthy Pets with Dr. Karen Becker

Pet Welfare Alliance

dogs naturally magazine

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