Some Pet owners are not aware of the dangers of over vaccination in dogs and cats, we’ll be discussion the effects and what you can do to protect your Pet.
The subject of vaccination is one of most debated topics in veterinary medicine.
A delicate balance exists between
wanting to protect our pets from infectious, potentially fatal diseases and the real dangers of over-vaccination.
Still, many pet owners are unaware of the controversy or the danger that exists.
They go to their veterinarians
religiously each year, thinking that annual boosters will protect their pets from disease and that the vaccines are completely safe.
Few ask questions about the safety of annual booster vaccinations in pets, and they continue to administer vaccines until their pets are well into their senior years.
A growing number of veterinarians is questioning the safety of this practice.
They point out that annual booster vaccinations overwhelm our pets’ immune systems and they contend that these vaccines are unnecessary and dangerous, citing evidence that vaccine reactions are at an all-time high.
They boldly claim that same vaccines that are administered to protect our pets are actually harming them.
Canine and Feline Vaccine Schedules
Recommendations for annual vaccination were put forth by the United States Department of Agriculture in conjunction with the drug companies more than twenty years ago.
Today most vets recommend that both puppies and kittens get their “core vaccines” at ages 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, 12 weeks, 14 weeks, and 16 weeks and then get boosters at one year and every year thereafter.
But Are Annual Vaccinations Necessary For Your pet?
In a word, no.
Veterinary immunologist Dr. Ronald Schultz published a research piece more than twenty years ago.
He studied major vaccines in over 1000 dogs and concluded:
“Vaccines for diseases in animals such as distemper and canine parvovirus, once given to adult animals, provide lifetime immunity”
So why are our pets still receiving yearly boosters?
The Dangers Of over-Vaccination
Veterinarians vaccinate pets with the same vaccine in the form of booster shots year after year.
There is a danger inherent in this practice because each vaccine triggers a firestorm of activity in an animal’s immune system, and reintroducing these vaccines and triggering that firestorm can result in the erosion of the animal’s immune function.
Vaccine manufacturers consistently deny the dangers of annual vaccination in our pet dogs and cats.
They contend and report that there are less than 15 adverse reactions in 100,000 animals.
However, a study of more than 2000 dogs and cats in the United Kingdom by Canine Health Concern showed a 1 in 10 risk.
Vaccines can cause a wide range of health problems. Disruption of the immune system has already been mentioned.
However, these same annual boosters can also lead to a plethora of other problems—from minor fever to anaphylactic shock, cancer and even death.
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