We’ve become so conditioned to accept vaccines as a normal part of life, that we rarely stop to think about how unnatural they are. You’re introducing pathogens into the body by injecting them directly into the blood. Sometimes it’s several pathogens all at once when the animal is still a pup and lacks natural immunity to fight the invaders.
As if that’s not enough, the vaccines usually contain toxic ingredients (called adjuvants) like aluminum salts and thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative. Adjuvants are meant to help increase the vaccine’s long-term potency, but they often end up causing more serious problems.
Knowing this, what if I also told you that most vaccines are unnecessary, ineffective, and outdated? Despite what the law says about “mandatory” and “recommended” vaccines, quick research will reveal that very few vaccines are actually necessary and effective in preventing deadly diseases.
If you know what to look for, you’ll quickly realize that many health problems coincide too well with vaccinations. Issues like allergies, aggressiveness, anxiety, destructive behavior, pica (eating non-food things like earth and feces), and self-mutilation are just a few symptoms of vaccinosis we see regularly.
Remember, your pets will develop their own powerful, natural immunity without too much interference from us. Let’s explore what vaccinosis is and what the evidence says you should do to keep your fur kids safe, healthy, and high-vibe.
What Is Vaccinosis?
Vaccinosis is a general term referring to the chronic adverse reactions that occur due to vaccines. They may be caused by the pathogens in the vaccines as well as the adjuvants, animal proteins, and other ingredients in the vaccine.
It’s easy to know that the condition is vaccine-related because the issues can often occur immediately or soon after the vaccine. Any honest vet will tell you that adverse reactions related to vaccines are very common, ranging from mild and moderate to very serious ones.
The saddest thing is that many vaccinosis symptoms are long-term. Pets are vaccinated at a young age, resulting in a lifetime of suffering. Some of the worse examples of vaccinosis include:
- Sarcomas (cancers), especially at the site of vaccination
- Allergies and skin problems
- Neurological disorders
- Compromised immunity and autoimmune diseases
- Fungal infections
- Liver or kidney failure
- Thyroid problems, such as hypothyroidism
Not all vaccinations are harmful, and some vaccines are more harmful than others. One of the worst offenders is the rabies vaccine. One study showed that 10,000 adverse events were reported to vaccine manufacturers in the three-year study. Keep in mind that such events are rarely reported, so the actual figure is probably much higher. There have been incidences where the injection site developed infections and cancerous tumors, eventually requiring amputation or causing tails to rot off.
It’s unfortunate that the rabies vaccine is almost universally required by law despite being so reactive. It’s even more unfortunate that some states and countries require the vaccine to be repeated annually or every three years, despite evidence that shows the vaccine can provide immunity for up to 7 years.
Are Vaccines for Dogs and Cats Really Necessary?
The answer to this question is complicated, and I’m not qualified to give a definitive answer. What I can do is share the knowledge I’ve gained from decades of first-hand experience as a naturopathic animal practitioner and a pet parent.
From my own experience and anecdotal evidence collected from other pet parents and holistic healers, I have no doubt that vaccines are bad for our fur kids. There are countless stories of dogs and cats that died or whose quality of life was severely affected after vaccinations.
Most problems occur because of over vaccinating or vaccinating animals with a compromised immune system. When you compare notes with other pet parents, you quickly realize just how many of our furry companions started suffering seemingly common health issues soon after receiving shots. The stories are eerily similar: allergies, skin infections, injection sites rotting, severe behavioral issues. A lot of these end badly.
It’s hard to be objective after seeing so much suffering caused by something that’s forced on innocent pups and kitties. But let’s look at the facts for a minute. Every vaccine carries a measure of risk which should be measured against the expected benefit. A vaccine should protect against a disease that’s serious enough to outweigh the risk, common enough that the risk of infection is high, and virulent enough that other means of prevention won’t work.
With that in mind, here is some info and what the recommendations from the allopathic system-something to think about:
- Rabies is a very serious disease with almost 100% fatality rate in humans. The rabies vaccine is high-risk but effective, and the CDC only receives 60–70 cases of rabid domestic dogs and about 250 cases of rabid cats a year. The vaccine can remain effective for up to 7 years, though it’s required every 1–3 years, depending on local laws.
- Canine distemper and parvovirus are potentially fatal diseases with a high risk of infection. Timely and correct administration of CDV and CPV-2 vaccines can greatly reduce or eliminate this risk with only relatively mild side effects such as mild swelling, fever, lethargy, and stomach upsets. The vaccine is only required every three years or longer.
- Non-core vaccines against kennel cough, lyme, coronavirus (CCV) and leptospirosis are known to have high risk of adverse events, with leptospirosis vaccines being even worse than rabies vaccines. They only offer protection for up to 6 months at a time and their effectiveness at preventing the disease hasn’t been proven conclusively.
Having this kind of information goes a long way towards helping pet parents make wise decisions about the risks they’re willing to take to protect their fur babies.
The Real Problem With Vaccines
It’s true that vaccines are inherently harmful and contain toxic adjuvants, but the real problem lies with the policies and culture surrounding the whole thing. One of the most obvious problems is this: why give all dogs the same vaccine, at the same dose, at the same time, without considering crucial factors like health and weight?
Why give a 130-lb Great Dane the same dose as a 10-lb Spitz?
Secondly, why require annual revaccinations without considering the scientific evidence about the duration of immunity (DOI)? If a rabies vaccine can remain effective for 5–7 years, why require it every year?
Third, why require puppies to be vaccinated at 6 weeks or less when it’s well-documented that maternal antibodies reduce the effectiveness of the vaccine? In fact, most vaccines given at this age require boosters soon after to maintain effectiveness. A simple titer test could help determine the right age to administer important core vaccines and when boosters should be given.
The answer to all these questions is money. Vaccine manufacturers, veterinary clinics, and even the government (through fines, licensing, etc) all make more money when more vaccines are given. They don’t really care about your fur kid’s health. They just want to push more and more shots regardless of the consequences.
That’s why, as your pet’s guardian and voice, you should stand up and say “No!” when you feel that vaccines will do your babies more harm than good.
How to Decide What’s Best for Your Pets
Here are the facts: all vaccines are risky, some far more than others. Few vaccines have proven efficacy against diseases. The actual risk of your dog or cat contracting a disease is low, especially if you take important steps to maintain healthy immunity and high-vibe vitality. That includes feeding them a raw diet, staying away from harmful medications like NSAIDs, and keeping the environment safe and toxin-free.
The laws that require vaccines are often based on sentiment and selfish motives, not science. Your vet probably knows very little about what’s actually in the vaccines and the effects it’s likely to have on animals. Even if they do, they have no incentive to tell you.
It’s up to you to gather the facts, consider the truth, and decide. My recommendation: empower your fur babies to live happy, natural, sickness-free lives the way nature intended.