Optimizing Our Animal's Immune Response
The immune system is not responsive to drugs for healing. Antibiotics
fight infection, but they don't affect whatever weakened the immune system in the first
lace. This is why holistic veterinarians focus less on things that cause diseases and more
on those that affect the body's immune defenses.
the chronic diseases we commonly see in animals
have an immune basis, e.g. diabetes, allergies, asthma, thyroid disease,
inflammatory bowel diseases, repeated ear infections, cancer,
etc. While they can be cured through the careful use of homeopathy, the
road to cure can be a long one -- often years if the animal has had years
of disease. Unique immune support molecules can significantly shorten
the course, by giving a much needed balancing effect to the immune system. If the immune
system is overactive this immune modulator can balance this over activity so the
system is not attacking its own organs, overreacting to things that shouldn't
be perceived as a threat. If, conversely, the immune system is under-active
this unique immune booster can clearly
stimulate it to better meet the challenges it needs to be alert to." Will Falconer DVM.
If you're looking for information about a unique immune modulator/booster product that holistic veterinarians use for animals and which was mentioned in this page but is no longer published here, you can Contact Shirley for the information and for guidance. (323) 989-3372
"A cat with Leukemia, an oral
tumor, and posterior paralysis due to a spinal tumor was very
ill and emaciated. One month after starting her on an immune boosting supplement there was some regression of the oral tumor,
restored appetite with some weight gain, and increased sociability. Five
months later, this cat continues to improve - she regained her normal weight,
her oral tumor has regressed 80%, and she has regained the use of her hind legs and tail."
Simply stated, Immune Modulator Nutritionals are tiny molecules that are able to convey
immunity information from one entity to another to educate naive cells about
a present or potential danger along with a plan for action. Although the
mostly notable function of these smart molecules is to speed up the recognition
phase of an infection making the duration of an illness much shorter, these molecules
also have the ability to suppress an over active immune system.
All said, these nutritionals have the ability to balance out the function
of our immune system and that of our animals, whether it needs to increase in function or be reduced
in the case of auto-immune disorders.
Dr. Will Falconer DVM - "For decades, the approach to maintaining
healthy animals was to wait for signs and symptoms of disease to occur and to
counter the challenge with an array of drugs which were toxic for the disease
causing agent. This approach is now being questioned as the armada of drugs
is diminishing due to multiple drug resistant pathogens. Compounding this alarming
trend is the current approach to health maintenance which assumes that "all
is well" until actual disease processes begin.
By this time, the disease is established, sometimes irreversibly, and the damage has occurred. So the questions
arises...What if a new paradigm existed? Could it be possible to optimize the
immune status of animals so that (1) disease is much less likely to occur and
(2) if disease does occur, it's severity and duration is minimized? The answer
is YES and this paradigm shift is being engineered by small, naturally occurring
protein-like immune messenger molecules."
Vaccinations may even contribute to premature death in animals whose immune systems were
already compromised, some veterinarians believe. "I had two situations where
we had spent a long time building up two older, severely immune system compromised dogs,
and then their owners had them vaccinated for just about everything known to
man," recalled Dr. Carvel Tiekert, executive director and founder of the American
Holistic Veterinary Medical Association headquartered in Bel Air, Maryland.
"Both of those dogs died within about a month of vaccination. Can we prove a
cause and effect? No. Do I think there was a cause and effect? Yes."
Veterinarians Addressing Our Pet's Immune System
Dr. Marlice Vonck, DVM - "
These intelligent immune messenger molecules is truly the missing link
in the nutritional approach to preventive practice for all pets. It
is a powerful immune system activator that has the ability to boost the
immune syste m in an entirely different way and has been a remarkable addition to
my veterinary practice. It is an amazing immune booster that provides support for so many conditions that animals have.""
Question to Dr. Falconer: does vaccination (or over-vaccination)
causes overactive immune reaction (autoimmune disorder) or does it cause
suppression of the immune system?
Dr. Will Falconer D.V.M: "The answer is YES. Probably both. Vaccination
'confuses' the immune system, as I point out in my heart worm eBook.
So, it could go either way, or alternate over time between the two. Immune Modulator supplements are natural nutritionals
that help support the animal's immune system. A healthy immune system is
capable of helping the body heal itself. These unique immune molecules should be given
before and immediately after vaccination for at least a few weeks to help
ameliorate the confusion (when someone is faced with a mandatory vaccination,
or has decided they want to give one). By giving the immune system an immune support it should be able to better sort through
the confusion, though I'm not sure that's measurable."
"A four month old kitten had a severe skin condition that was diagnosed as ringworm. After four
months of conventional therapy, the resistant ringworm infection was not
resolved. We put the kitten on the immune boosting supplement and within 5 days there
were no apparent ringworm lesions remaining. Within a few weeks all the
hair had grown back - and the now 9 month old cat has a beautiful, glossy
coat. The ringworm lesions have not returned."
"Two cats, both about 8 years old, had severe diabetes. It was impossible to get the insulin requirements adjusted.
They had lost weight to a point that they were skin and bones. Both cats had
no quality of life left. After one week of being on the immune boosting supplement, we were
able to get their insulin requirements adjusted. It is now six months later
and they have both regained their weight, and have a great quality of life and health."
Diana Mc Cormick
owns a magnificent black purebred Andalusian stallion, Amistad.
The horse fully recovered from his cancer and other health problems. A year later, Diane wrote
me: "The Tumor did not reappear or Amistad did not have any set backs since
I nursed him through that winter after the surgery and the following Spring.
Amistad looks magnificent and he is winning everywhere, producing foals
and making many more. At this time Amistad is actually in the process
of being sold for $80.000 to a wonderful lady in MI. So miracles
do happen, had we gone with the radiation, chances are he would have broken
a leg with the weak bones and he would be sterile."
Michelle Lauber, owner of Legacy
Hill Farms in Colorado, routinely imports champion horses from Germany.
She writes: "Recently, in February 2007, when my last group of horses were imported from Europe
through NY, they all became very sick at the U.S.D.A. quarantine facility
in Newburg. I was faced with a very scary situation and one which I'll
never forget. One by one, all my horses became sick and a normal
two day quarantine stay turned into what could have been a month or more.
Each day the vets could not tell me when my horses could be released to
come home to Colorado because they were becoming sicker by the day. At
a cost of $500 a day, I knew I had to do something to help them.
at least two full days scouring over the internet for research material
on immune function and a possible product that could help them. I realized
their stress levels had been high and that this directly contributed to
their illness by lowering their immune systems. When I learned about this immune foundation product,
I ordered it and had it shipped overnight to the U.S.D.A. quarantine
facility. After my horses were given two doses (in two days) all
four of my horses were completely well and released from quarantine. I
thought it was unbelievable. The USDA vets thought so too. Not one, not
two, but all four were well. And they stayed well through the 38 hour van
ride to Colorado."
Will Falconer, DVM - "My colleagues and I have found this product
to be very effective in modulating the immune system. This immune support product is a "soup" of immune-modulating factors, which contains a leukocyte-type
molecule that can passively transfer immunity from one mammal to another
by stimulating cell-mediated immunity and is antigen specific." Richard
Bennett, Ph.D., an Infectious Disease Microbiologist and Immunologist from
the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, believes
this could be the most significant development in animal health care in
decades. We have a great number of veterinarians and clients who are experiencing
very positive results in a broad area of disorders, including periodontal."
Deadly, Contagious Dog Flu Virus
Dr. Cynda Crawford, an immunologist at the University of Florida's College
of Veterinary Medicine who is studying the virus, said that it spread most easily
where dogs were housed together but that it could also be passed on the street,
in dog runs or even by a human transferring it from one dog to another. Kennel
workers have carried the virus home with them.
Doctor Saved His Dogs From Distemper
Dr. Baruch Rosen, M.D
"As a physician of nearly thirty years, I was well aware that no antibiotic
would protect against the ravages of viral disease, particularly canine
distemper which shows similarities to HIV. My seven month old white haired
Shepard was adopted from a local shelter and was initially joyful and healthy.
Within three weeks he developed coarse bronchitis with heavy mucus drainage
of the nose and eyes. Our well intentioned vet believed the problem to be
kennel cough and started antibiotics. Over the next ten days Romeo failed
to improve, but instead experienced seven hard and long grand mall seizures
in one weekend, a partial paralysis of the hind quarters which made him
fall flat when attempting to walk and a "spaced-out gaze" of non-recognition.
Blood studies confirmed distemper and showed a
white cell count (lymphocytes)
of only 264 slightly more than ten percent of normal. Our vet a second out-of-state
consulting vet, an expert in distemper were very sympathetic and advised
me to prepare myself to euthanize Romeo."
"The heartache was compounded when Chico, my thirteen month old Chihuahua
developed similar symptoms of hard coughing and heavy mucus drainage from
the eyes. Reviewing his shot record, I learned he was mistakenly given only
one distemper immunization, leaving him inadequately protected; and by licking
Romeo's mucus and drinking from his water dish had contracted the infection."
"Knowing little to nothing about canine distemper, I turned to the Internet
and luckily stumbled on to a unique immune support supplement, a preparation which enhances and stimulates the body's own
immune system to fight against all pathogens, viral or otherwise. My thirty
years in medicine told me this was the only solution. I hurriedly became
a distributor to get the product and started Chico and Romeo on one cap
daily encased in one teaspoonful of raw hamburger. Over the next two weeks
all cough and mucus drainage ceased. Romeo's follow-up blood count had risen
to normal range at 2217 and he surprised the whole family by jumping a five
foot wall. He romps and plays all day long with Chico, now responds normally
to his name and appears to be his old joyful self again."
"Having witnessed the recoveries of Chico and Romeo, and after further
study, all family members are taking a unique immune support supplement, one cap daily; our
insurance policy to protect against a faltering immune system, the inevitable
consequence of aging and exposure to environmental
pollution and toxins. As for my distributorship status, I fully intend to
spread the word to all my colleagues and good friends." Dr. Baruch Rosen, M.D.
Note from Shirley
Personally I find it is easier to give the
content of a small capsule of high potency of the human immune modulating formula
to very sick dog or cat, especially if they have difficulty eating or if they
have a sensitive stomach. Finicky dogs and cats may not like the taste of the canine or feline formulas. I gave my dog
Shasta the human immune formula which I think is a more
potent immune booster. I started by giving her a couple of capsules of a natural immune enhancing supplement a day (I slipped a
capsule in her mouth one at a time AM and PM (or mixed it in her food) for 3 consecutive days. As she did well,
I increased the dosage to 3 capsules a day. A few weeks later, as she had recovered her health, I decreased
the dosage to 2 capsules a day as a maintenance dosage. Shirley
The Germ Survival Guide recommends this unique immune enhancing supplement. This new book written by
Kenneth A. Bock, M.D., Steven J. Bock, M.D. is designed to give families and
individuals preventative strategies to use to protect against germs and environmental
threats. These immune molecules are extolled in the book as an effective way to optimize
immune system function so that personal immunity is at its best in the face
of a variety of health threats.
Unique immune enhancing molecules for your cats, dogs, horses, cattle and any other
animals are the most scientifically advanced immune support supplements
ever formulated to keep all of your animals healthy and happy. Your animal's
immune system functions just like yours does. It is responsible for keeping
your animal healthy. There is nothing on the market that can help support
their immune system like this product. It has been proven in independent
studies to increase immune system function by over 430%. Whether your animals
are experiencing a particular health challenge or you just want to protect
them from future problems, you can now do it safely with this immune supplement.
Mange - Many normal dogs carry the mange parasite. Holistic
veterinarians believe that it becomes a problem and spreads through
the skin when there are immune problems, inherited skin defects or illness
for other reasons. Holistic treatments aim to improve the general health,
particularly the immune system, and to homeopathically treat the inherited factors.
Demodectic Mange Mites and Immunity
Dr. Will Falconer DVM - "...
it’s a fact: we all have demodectic mites as residents on our skin.
Why aren’t we all itchy and broken out with eruptions? Only one reason:
the immune system keeps these parasites in check. So, when a dog is
diagnosed with demodectic mange, and he’s got crusty patches around
his face or toes or all over, what that means, first and foremost, is
that his immune system needs help! Unfortunately, the common treatment
is to dip the affected dogs in very toxic chemicals to kill the mites.
So toxic, in fact, that the personnel dipping the dog wear rubber gloves
andaprons! This has never made sense to me, as we
know poisons have a clearly detrimental effect on the immune system.
Wouldn’t it make more sense to strengthen the immune system and thereby
get the normal flora of mites back in control? It can be done, and this unique immune support substance would be the best course. To discourage mites topically, paint
on lavender essential oil, diluted 1:10 with almond oil. This can be
applied twice a day. Be sure to avoid the eyes, however. You’ll need
to give this regimen time, from at least a few weeks to a few months.
And, again, don’t short change nutrition, avoid vaccines,
and work with your homeopathic veterinarian to improve health and cure
the underlying illness that allowed the immune system to get so sluggish.
These products have absolutely no toxicity or side effects even at mega doses.
You may increase the amounts even further to achieve the desired level of immune efficiency.".