|Let's start with a potpourri of opinion -
a selection of vets who believe vaccines are damaging our dogs. The
April / May 1995 issue of the excellent Wolf Clan Magazine
Collected a cacophony:
Charles E Loops, DVM, Pittsboro, USA said: "The first thing that must
change with routine vaccinations is the myth that vaccines are not
harmful. Veterinarians and animal guardians have to come to realise that
they are not protecting animals from disease by annual vaccinations, but
in fact, are destroying the health and immune systems of these same
animals they love and care for".
Russell Swift, DVM, Fort Lauderdale, USA, said: "I believe that poor
diet and vaccinations are responsible for most chronic diseases. Acute
'diseases' are discharges of toxins and energy from the body. The
'causative' germs assist by breaking down toxins and stimulating
cleansing. By preventing these discharges, vaccines result in chronic
disorders. Injected vaccines preservatives. They implant mutated micro
örganisms, preservatives, foreign animal proteins and other compounds
directly into the system. This is done in the name of 'preventing' a few
syndromes. If an animal is in an optimal state of health, he or she will
produce the strongest immune response possible. This response offers
protection against all NATURAL challenges. The irony is that vaccine
labels say they are to be given only to healthy animals. If they were
truly healthy, they would not need them. Those who are not healthy are
the most severely damaged".
Pedro Rivera, DVM, Sturtevant, USA, said: "Vaccinosis is the reaction
from common inoculations (vaccines) against the body's immune system and
general well-being. These reactions might take months or years to show
up and will cause undue harm to future generations. In our practice, we
have seen hypothyroidism, chronic yeast, ear infections, immune-mediated
diseases and worsening of them, joint maladies, and behavioural problems
as secondary reactions to over-vaccination."
Pat Bradley, DVM, Conway, USA, said: "The most common problems I see
that are directly related to vaccines on a day to day basis are ear or
skin conditions, such as chronic discharges and itching. I also see
behaviour problems such as fearfulness or aggression. Often guardians
will report that these begin shortly after vaccination, and are
exacerbated with every vaccine.
"In a more general and frightening context, I see the overall health and
longevity of animals deteriorating. The bodies of most animals have a
tremendous capacity to detoxify poisons, but they do have a limit. I
think we often exceed that limit and over-whelm the body's immune system
function with toxins from vaccines, poor quality foods, insecticides,
environmental toxins, etc. This is why we've seen such a dramatic
increase in allergies, organ failures, and behaviour problems."
Christina Chambreau, DVM, Madison,USA, said: "Routine vaccinations are
probably the worst thing that we do for our animals. They cause all
types of illnesses but not directly to where we would relate them
definitely to be caused by the vaccine. Repeating vaccinations on a
yearly basis undermines the whole energetic well-being of our animals.
Animals do not seem to be decimated by one or two vaccines when they are
young and veterinary immunologists tell us that viral vaccines need only
be given once or twice in an animal's life. First, there is no need for
annual vaccinations and, second, they definitely cause chronic disease.
As a homoeopath, it is almost impossible to cure an animal without first
addressing the problems that vaccines have caused to the animal, no
matter what the species."
Mike Kohn, DVM, Madison, USA, said: "Unfortunately our society is in the
grasp of a health panacea and this panacea is fuelled by the biomedical
and pharmaceutical industries. Vaccinations have become the modern day
equivalent of leeching. First of all, introducing foreign material via
subcutaneous or intramuscular injection is upsetting to the body's
defense system. In response to this violation, there have been increased
autoimmune disease (allergies being one component), epilepsy, neoplasia,
as well as behavioural problems in small animals.
"Even though man and animals have been around for thousands of years,
formal vaccines were introduced within the last century. Interestingly,
the increase in cancer, respiratory disorders (most air quality
standards are higher today than in decades past), and autoimmune
problems have likewise escalated alarmingly during the previous decade.
Vaccines are not the only culprit for these increases; however, I feel
they are one of the primary offenders."
Kristine Severyn, R. PH., PH.D., Director, Ohio Parents for Vaccine
Safety said: "Vaccines are not always effective, safety is unproven, and
long-term consequences are unknown. Despite this the government requires
their use, resulting in a lack of incentive for drug companies to
produce better products. Additionally, mandatory vaccine laws make it
impossible to conduct properly controlled studies, so we'll never know
if vaccines are truly safe, as is claimed by the government and medical
Similar to other medical procedures, the right of informed consent.
i.e., the right to say 'no', should apply to vaccines."
Norman C Ralston, DVM, Mesquite, USA, said: " I think we eventually have
to take a look at what is happening to animals because of repeated
vaccinations. If you have an animal that within 10 days from the time he
received vaccines falls back into a condition that you'd been trying to
clean up for some time, you know what happened. We're seeing a condition
that is being described by some of my colleagues and myself as
vaccinosis.We have to recognise it as being there."
Stephen R Blake, DVM, San Diego, USA, said: "The idea of annual vaccines
is really questionable. There is no scientific basis from what I've been
able to read. There was a good article in Current Veterinary Therapy a
couple of years ago. They did a literature search and the two authors
were not 'alternative' veterinarians, and they could find no scientific
basis for annual vaccines. So it's just being done; there is no real
basis for the practice. There are a lot of chronic conditions that
develop some time after vaccinating. Some of these conditions that I see
are chronic ear infections, digestive problems, seizures, skin problems,
and behavioural problems".
Nancy Scanlon, DVM, Chino Hills, USA, said: "For those who don't believe
in the concept of long-term vaccinosis, there is plenty of evidence of
short term problems. Every time a dog is vaccinated for Parvo, the
number of white blood cells in the circulation decreases for a while.
This means their immune system won't work as well during that time.
Every veterinarian who has been in practice long enough has seen
reactions to vaccines, ranging from lethargy, mild fever, sore neck to
vomiting and sleeping for 24 hours, to total collapse and shock. In cats
we now recognise that vaccinating with too many vaccines in the same
place all the time can cause fibrosarcoma, a nasty cancer. This is
officially recognised by the allopathic veterinary community, and if
this isn't a form of vaccinosis, I don't know what is".
Finally, Driston Sherman, DVM, Colombus, USA, was quoted in Wolf Clan
Magazine as saying: " When I was doing primary allopathic medicine, I
saw two things. One is that within an hour after the vaccination was
given, the animal was having trouble breathing or may have had redness
of the skin. The other thing I saw quite often was usually about twelve
to twenty-four hours after being vaccinated, animals with fever, loss of
appetite, sleeping a lot, sometimes vomitting or diarrhea. Most of those
cases usually took care of themselves without any intervention within
"Now that I'm doing holistic medicine, it's really intriguing to look at
the medical histories of animals. One case that comes to mind is a cat
with history of these horrible-looking sores that occurred exactly 30
days after being vaccinated - two years in a row. You may want to call
that coincidence. I have my suspicions but I can't say , for sure, what
caused these conditions, which is very frustrating."
Gary Seymour FBIH DIHom wrote : "Under Israeli law every dog has to
receive an anti-rabies vaccination once a year. Within seconds of
receiving his first rabies shot, my dog had an adverse reaction and has
been ill ever since (a distemper type illness).
"I am convinced that his illness is a direct result of the vaccination
he has been given, and deeply fear the results of his vaccination. I see
on an almost daily basis in my practice the adverse effects of vaccine
poisoning to both childeren and adults. I am a protagonist of the total
abolishment of vaccination in both humans and animals. If this
short-sighted practice can be curtailed, or even slowed down by your
Census, then I offer you my whole hearted support".
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