|On a Walk With My Dog Pack…
from small to large – not over inoculated!
In this article – vaccines and vaccination…
- Defining Core Vaccines v.s. Non-Core Vaccines
- Core Vaccines – Updated Guidelines
- Non-core Vaccines – Does your Dog or Cat Really Need One?
- How Does a Vaccine Work?
- What is in a Vaccine?
- The Serious Health Risks of Over Inoculation;
- Your Best Defense Is…
- Vaccines that all dogs should receive to be protected against serious or potentially fatal diseases;
- Canine Adenovirus (intransal);
- Canine Coronavirus;
- Canine Influenza;
- Canine Parainfluenza;
- Lyme Disease.
- Recommends that canine vaccination be done every three (3) years.
- In these guidelines, the AAHA also admits/acknowledges that immunity for vaccinations extends beyond the three year horizon…
- Core inoculations such as:
- Distemper and Parvo are good for 5 or more years;
- Ardenovirus is good for 7 years;
- Rabies is the only inoculation is that usually mandated by law;
- In many locals, rabies is a 2 or 3 year inoculation.
- Core inoculations such as:
3.0 Non-core Vaccines – Does Your Dog or
Cat Really Need One?
3.1 Overall health…
Diet plays a key role in protecting your dog and cat from illness and disease…
- The problem is that most commercial dog and cat food diets do not support the overall health of you companion animal;
- For example, just because your dog is around standing water does not mean he/she will acquire Leptospirosis;
- If his/her immune system is fully supported his/her body can normally and naturally fend-off such threats, but;
- If your dog’s diet does not consist of species appropriate food, and instead contains fillers including corn and other grains, chemical preservatives, genetically modified food, etc. your dog will not have the natural defense system required to protect against Leptospirosis;
3.2 Exposure due to Lifestyle…
- For example,
- In the case of Bordetella, your dog is going to a boarding or daycare facility that only accepts dogs that have this vaccine;
- You are traveling to a location with a high incidence of Lyme Disease.
- For example;
- You are living in an area with a high incidence of Lyme disease;
- Your dog walks in areas populated by deer-tick bearing wildlife;
- You don’t check for ticks on a routine basis and remove the tick within 24 hours of attachment (disease is only transferable from tick to dog after 24 hours of attachment).
- Ear infections;
- Eye Infections;
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs);
- Feline leukemia in cats, and;
- Other chronic conditions including:
- Kidney Disease;
5.0 What Is In a Vaccine Besides
Vaccines contain more than the active antibodies. Vaccines contain many substances that can wreak havoc on your companion animals’ health….
- Toxins such as the vaccine adjuvant aluminum hydroxide (associated with causing neurological disease);
- Chemical preservatives which can also be endocrine disrupting and carcinogenic);
- Foreign proteins;
- Immune irritants;
- Mutated bacteria, and;
Aluminum hydroxide is one example of a vaccine adjuvant that can cause serious problems for your dog or cat – specifically aluminum hydroxide can and does cause neurological disease.
6.0 The Serious Health Risks of Over
Over-inoculation comes with a considerable risk of major adverse health issues such as those encapsulated under the term Vaccinosis.
6.1 Vaccinosis includes…
- Mild adverse reactions to vaccination;
- Severe adverse reactions;
- And Illness.
6.2 The following are some of the mild adverse reactions
caused by vaccines and vaccination:
- Fever and, other;
- Flu-like symptoms;
- Hair change;
- Hair loss;
- Inflammation and swelling at the injection site;
- Loss of appetite;
- Oral Ulcers.
vaccines and vaccination…
- Allergic hypersensitivity;
- Allergic uveitis;
- Anaphylactic shock;
- Behavioural change;
- Granulomas and abscesses;
- Swelling of the face;
- Neurological damage;
- Respiratory Disease;
- Weight loss, and;
- In breeding females – reduction of milk production, and…
- Abortion – spontaneous;
- Autoimmune arthritis;
- Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia;
- Congenital abnormalities in foetus;
- Fetal (embryotic) Death;
- Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy;
- Cancer – Injection-site sarcomas.
There are many natural herbal, nutraceutical interventions that can be used – both ingested and topical.