Are We Vaccinating Too Much?
Dr. Richard Pitcairn D.V.M. Ph.D - "In this article we begin to address the subject of vaccinosis, the general name for chronic dis-ease caused by vaccines. For some readers the very idea that vaccines are anything but wonderful and life-saving may come as a surprise, and it's not a very pleasant one. After all, the general population pictures vaccines as one of modern medicine's best and brightest moments, saving literally millions from the scourge of diseases like poliomyelitis and smallpox. "
Dr. McCluggage DVM - "...we must stop advocating yearly vaccines because of the harm we are doing to the animals we vaccinate. He covered the homeopathic concept of "vaccinosis". Vaccinosis is a disease entity that may be introduced through vaccinating animals or people. Once vaccinosis develops, there is a disturbance in the bodies vital forces that leads to symptoms of chronic disease that can be very difficult (and often impossible) to cure. Dr. McCluggage also stated that there are no good reasons to recommend annual vaccinations for our companion animals. "
Dr. Donna Starita Mehan DVM - "Routine" vaccination has adverse side-effects, either short or long term. With vaccines that are repeated year after year, the frequency and severity of these side-effects in our pets has increased dramatically. Most of the problems involve the immune system. After all, the immune system is what vaccines are designed to stimulate. But they do so in a very unnatural way that can overwhelm and confuse the immune system and can result in increased susceptibility to acute infections (such as ear infections in dogs, bladder infections in cats), chronic tapeworm problems, or in more degenerative cases, cancer."
Unregulated Malpractice of Over Vaccination
This is even worse than just ethical violations. Hundreds of thousands of humans are losing their
companion animals from the callous disregard of advocating for the unscientific
and unsafe and unnecessary vaccine administration.
The first dog was vaccinated every single year even when experiencing blood
in the urine and a 21 pound weight loss, received vaccines at the same time
on chemotherapy to attempt to down regulate and over reactive humoral immune
system from all the damn vaccines. The dog was put on so many antibiotics,
steroids and chemotherapy agents a agents and still vaccinated. As
the dog sickened the woman owner had to get another job in order to keep up
with the drugs and veterinary visits used to try and "treat" the vaccine induced
disease, the deregulation of the immune system so that the dog was finally euthanized.....this
is what happens every single day in vet clinics across the US as a result of
over vaccination and suppression with drugs like antibiotics and chemotherapy
agents. You can read some of the outrageous malpractice the vet in Massachusetts
subjected that poor dog to.
Documented Vaccinosis Case
Togo was plenty vaccinated as a puppy receiving what we commonly refer to
the 'mumbo jumbo' every month for three administrations. I will attach the article
from Dr. Ron Schultz that states why the animals should not be subjected to
mumbo jumbo, what Dr. Jean Dodds refers to as whombo combo (having multiple
live and killed virus with bacterins, and mercury and adjuvants, along with
preservatives, antibiotics, fungi stats all in the whombo combo. It is a very
cheap and dirty form of bargain basement technology for making vaccines.
times Togo received the whombo combos with rabies which is the most reactive
vaccine and also with Lyme vaccines. She was often administered steroids at
the same time which is contra indicated, the vaccines are immunosuppressive
and so are the steroids, so what was the thought process behind was attempted
to be accomplished?
Dr. Ron Schultz has stated many times along with Dr. Richard Ford and others,
they don't like, they don't recommend the Lepto vaccines. Dr. Ron Schultz states
that the reactivity associated with the Lepto vaccine can make a patient very
itchy for four years despite the fact that the vaccine is incapable of guarding
the vaccinate against infection by Leptospira, Furthermore, if the dog was to
develop a Leptospira infection to one of the serovars transmissible to man,
the owner would be at greater risk of suffering a Leptospira infection because
the dog was vaccinated!
It is obvious that the owner of the dog was never given Informed Consent
to sign and Never given Full Disclosure of what these vaccines would do, neither
that the vaccines are able to generate at the least 7 to 10 years of the immunity
duration against the only real threats of distemper and parvovirus.
Dr. Ron Schultz has proven this information and only recommends vaccination
a one time at 15 weeks of age for dogs and to only distemper, adenovirus and
is proven that IgE hypersensitivity results and the animals has ability to suffer
much greater allergies as a result of being vaccinated, I can send the studies
that determine not only this but that the thyroid is suppressed as a result
of vaccinations for at least 45 days following vaccination, along with immunosupression
as a result of the vaccinations and the exhaustion of the multiple administered
mumbo jumbo......well, real disease.
I see the vaccines administered 98,99,02,03,04,05,06,07 and 08 way too much and always it appears in direct violation of the FDA requirements
that the animal to be vaccinated is healthy and not suffering disease
In 05 was vaccinated with disease and even given antibiotics at the same
time. Rabies vaccines cause auto-immune disease, antibiotics
cause auto-immune disease, and then we also have immunosupression at the same
In 07 again, vaccinated with disease, this time hematuria (blood in the urine)
and GET THIS THE PATIENT WAS SUFFERING AN UNEXPLAINED 21 POUND WEIGHT LOSS!!
04/30/07 suffered weight loss and blood loss yet
05/01/07 platelets are low and are clumping which 'could be immune mediated
05/14/07 put on ASPIRIN
08/02/07 Increased the dose of aspirin and was on Cosequin concurrently, AND
GET THIS given LONG ACTING IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE STEROIDS (contraindicated with
aspirin, a non steroidal anti-inflammatory) and had antihistamines prescribed!
No work up of the skin condition that has progressively worsened with every
immune assault by this over administration of vaccines and every trip to the
vet office. No thyroid testing despite the signs of thyroid disease. 04/18/07
labs do not show any T4 or any other thyroid parameter testing.
10/11/07 GAVE EVEN MORE STEROIDS, long acting even stronger antibiotics,
now CIPRO (remember antibiotics are suppressive and palliative in nature) also
this is increasing the development of auto-immune disease.
11/11/07 MORE YES EVEN MORE....LONG ACTING
IMMUNOSUPRESSIVE STEROIDS and both
my injection and now by oral administration (Temeril=-P) an shot gun medicine
combination product, more palliation and more suppression.
12/07/07 NOW ATOPICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENT WHICH IS DESTRUCTIVELY
and MORE CIPROFLXACILLIN and even MORE LONG ACTING STEROIDS IMMUNOSUPRESSION
in the face of notes that tell all:
'pyogranulamatuous inflamation' INFECTION
3/31/08 patient gets 'shot up with the whole slew of possible vaccines, including
the mumbo jumbo and even at this time is noted to be 'sick with fever, chronic
dermatitis, crusts, scabs, pustules and guess what, GETS ANOTHER LONG LASTING
IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE STEROID INJECTION. This was done despite the thyroid level
was low and yet, not ADDRESSED! All FDA violations of administering vaccines
to a very sick animal.
The second dog again was so immune dysregulated from year after year after year
vaccines unnecessary and unsafe. The dog ended up with immune exhaustion, adrenal
fatigue and as the immune system failed he could not keep the coccidia and yeast
which are usually handled with the cell mediated immune system, this dog had
a paralyzed cell mediated immune system, an atrophied mucosal immune system
and a very much loved companion became unable to live. The owner an elderly
man overwhelmed over the deep drop into disease of immune system dysregulation
left his dog frail and stinking and unable to fight off the mildest infection.
The owner was crying when he had to leave the dog to be euthanized.... Finally,
a copy of the stupid ad in the Healthy Pet magazine and I am sure many others
seducing the public into thinking they need these yearly vaccines......
What can we do to show these cases to those whom think they have the right
to not protect the consumer from this needless and harmful over vaccination?
The fact that they are not coming forward the AVMA, the AAHA and the WSAVA,
the AVH.......what can we do?
Integrating Homeopathy Into Your Veterinary Care
Christina Chambreau, DVM - "Many people are very concerned about
vaccinating their animals and the adverse reactions are often referred to as
vaccinosis and miasms which is said to be difficult or impossible to cure. Most wonder why "annual boosters" are given
to our animals when vaccinations for humans last for our lifetime. Also asked
is why isn't the dose adjusted for the size of the animal? The many serious
adverse reactions may be grossly under-reported to the vet (insist on telling
the vet), to the manufacturer, and to the USDA Biologics Hotline (report the
reaction, manufacturer, and lot number ) at 800/ 752-6255. The experts are now
addressing these concerns and the First International Veterinary Vaccines and
Diagnostic Conference was held in July 1997 regarding this important health
issue. An excellent article is by Don Hamilton, DVM
who specializes in Homeopathy."Helen L. McKinnon author of "It's For The
Animals! Natural Care and Resources"
Will Falconer, DVM - "Most of the chronic diseases we
commonly see in animals (and humans) have an immune basis, e.g.
diabetes, allergies, asthma, thyroid disease, inflammatory bowel
diseases, repeated ear infections, cancer, renal failure, etc. Homeopathy
and other natural healing modalities can significantly shorten the course
of recovery by giving a much needed balancing effect to the immune system."
Correctly prescribed homeopathic remedies can also undo the damage
caused by vaccines. Homeopathy is noted for its success to antidote
or remove the toxic effects of vaccines and to re-establish balance in the organism
and restore health. Certain homeopathic remedies such as thuja and
silica taken beforeand aftervaccination can protect from vaccine damage. Please consult a professional homeopath for more information. Many families are now also using homeopathic
nosodes as an alternative to vaccines
for their children and their pets. A professional homeopathic
vet should be consulted for more information.
Homeopathic Vaccination with Nosodes
Schedule of Immunization with Nosodes
THE VACCINATION DILEMMA and YOUR HEALTHY COMPANIONS
by Dr Charles E Loops DVM
Homeopathic veterinarians and other holistic practitioners have maintained
for some time that vaccinations do more harm than they provide benefits. Vaccinations
represent a major assault on the body's immune system. Attentuated organisms
or chemicalled killed viruses or bacteria are injected directly into the blood
stream, an unnatural route of infection. This profound insult, avoiding the
body's first line of defenses, and flooding the system with millions of organisms
or viral particles, stresses the immune system in a way not of natures design.
This insult causes irregularities and abnormalities in the immune system which
then manifests as chronic diseases in animals.
These chronic diseases range from life-threatening conditions such as auto-immune
crises to conditions destroying the quality of life of an animal as in chronic
skin allergies. What we are now seeing are generations of over-vaccinated animals
and these current offspring are suffering the penalty of this medical abuse.
In an attempt to control a naturally occurring process of population control
and survival of the fittest, the medical establishment has convinced people
that mass inoculations are for the good of all, overlooking the health of the
individual. Where vaccinations have helped in eradicating or reducing the incidence
of severe, acute disease processes, the result has been to plague humanity with
more insiduous, chronic diseases that are much more difficult to treat and that
lower the quality of life for many individual animals and people. In all of
this, there needs to be BALANCE, and the following are my recommendations for
vaccinating or not vaccinating and some comments about diet. 1. Puppies under
three months of age should not be vaccinated. Vaccinations are much more stressful
on the underdeveloped immune system.
Also, these vaccinations are much less effective at providing immunity before
three months of age. If you feel you must vaccinate, do so with one vaccination
of Distemper at three months, followed by a vaccination for Parvovirus at four
months of age, and stop with that. If you can't find a single Distemper vaccine
use the Distemper-measles combination. Use killed vaccines only.
2. Kittens should only be vaccinated for Panleukopenia and not before three
months of age. All other vaccinations should be avoided. One vaccine is sufficient.
3. Puppies and kittens can be given
homeopathic nosodes beginning at three weeks of age, if there is a potential
for exposure to Distemper, Parvovirus, or Panleukopenia. These nosodes can be
used until vaccinations are given or continued periodically for the first year
of life, if vaccinations are not given. Common sense should be used in avoiding
exposure of very young animals to other, possible unhealthy, animals of the
4. Booster vaccinations are completely unnecessary. Studies are now showing
that these vaccinations are effective for many years and most probably for life.
Vaccinated animals do not need any boosters. Homeopathic nosodes can be given
periodically if you are concerned or if you think your animals live a high risk,
5. Rabies Vaccinations should be given as dictated by state laws. Lyssin,
the homeopathic nosode, should be given within a few hours after the vaccination.
Clearly, the rabies vaccination is effective for many years more than state
laws require booster vaccination.
6. Booster vaccinations can cause SEVERE set-backs when an animal is being
treated homeopathically for chronic problems. They can completely erase any
progress that has been made towards improving an animal's health.
7. My personal recommendation is NOT to vaccinate at all. The best road to
good health is feeding a diet rich in fresh foods, raw meats for the carnivores,
and avoiding vaccinations and allopathic medications. Antbiotics and other allopathic
drugs should only be used in situations where their use is clearly indicated,
and this should be only in potentially, life-threatening situations. Every time
you suppress a symptom the body produces, you are potentially lowering the health
status of the body system. Treating with the correctly prescribed, homeopathic
remedy, herbs, or other non-invasive therapies, not of a chemical nature, will
enhance your health and your companions health.
8. Commercial diets should be carefully chosen. Your companion is at the
mercy of your good or poor judgement in selecting foods. Cats and dogs which
have free access to the outside can to some degree supplement their diet. Otherwise,
they are totally dependent on you. Science diets and Hill's dog and cat food
products are not good diets. They use chemical preservatives that have been
shown to cause problems in some animals, and they use by-products, which are
words on the ingredient label that need to be avoided at all costs. This generally
means food not utilized for human consumption. If you feed a carefully selected
commercial food, some supplementation with fresh food is necessary to maximize
your companions' health. Raw poultry, beef, lamb, or rabbit and occasionally
liver should be added to the diet at least three times per week, and fresh vegetables
in small amounts should also be offered.
The best diet is a RAW FOOD DIET and we have recipes. There are also many
good books with recipes for raw diets.
Definition of Homeopathic Nosodes
(Pronounced no'-sodes), are remedies or medicines made from the disease itself
and are diluted or potenized so only the energy exists. They are administered
orally. So far, experience has shown no problem with side effects if the animal
has been healthy.
The following is Dr Loops recommended schedule for Nosodes
- SCHEDULE FOR IMMUNIZATION WITH NOSODES
- FOR PUPPIES 3 WKS TO 6 WKS:
- [Begin or give nosodes on same day of each week]
- A dose of nosode is 4-6 drops of the nosode on the tongue.
- WEEK ONE - Give 30C Parvo Nosode once [twice] daily for 2 days
- WEEK TWO - Give 30C Parvo Nosode once daily for 5 days
- WEEK THREE - Give 200C Parvo Nosode once
- WEEK FOUR - Give 30C Distemper Nosode [twice] daily for 2 days
- WEEK FIVE - Give 30C Distemper Nosode once
- WEEK SIX - Give 200C Distemper Nosode once
- WEEK SEVEN - Wait
- WEEK EIGHT - Give 200C Parvo Nosode once
- WEEK NINE - Wait
- WEEK TEN - Give 200C Distemper Nosode once
- WEEK FOURTEEN - Give 1M Parvo Nosode
- WEEK EIGHTEEN - Give 1M Distemper Nosode
- REPEAT THE 1M DOSES EVERY 4 MONTHS WITH ONE MONTH IN BETWEEN THE PARVO
AND DISTEMPER NOSODES. AFTER SEVERAL REPETITIONS THE SCHEDULE CAN BE STOPPED
AT ONE TO TWO YEARS OF AGE DEPENDING ON THE POTENTIAL EXPOSURE.
For nosode kennel cough protection, give the 200C nosode once daily for two
days, follow with one dose two weeks later. Wait until 6 months of age to begin.
Repeat every 3-6 months depending on potential for exposure.
For nosode Heartworm protection, give the 200C nosode once daily for two
days, follow with one dose two weeks later. Repeat once dose every 6 weeks.
By law, an animal must be vaccinated against rabies every three years. To protect
your pet, you can request a homeopathic antidote to minimize the side effects
of vaccine damage from Dr. Charlie Loops, . For
rabie vaccine, the remedy is "lyssin". The cost $6.00 for single doses and $15.
for 1/4 ounce bottles for repeated dosing.
Dr Charles Loops - " Some nosodes seem to work more effectively
than others. None produce titers against disease like a vaccination, so they
are not vaccine replacements. They do seem to moderate a disease condition
if the animal is exposed, even if they don't prevent it. Homeopathic nosodes
are another option for guardians who wish to avoid vaccinations." Nosodes cost
$15. each and provide many doses. They are dosed "as needed" and instructions
are provided from Dr. Loop's
Dr. Loops: Telephone Consultations by Appointment:
Hours: 9-4 (EST) Mon., Tues., Wed., & Fri. (closed Thursdays) Phone: (919)
542-0442 Fax: (919) 542-0535
Vaccination Harm Lecture by Dr. Chambreau DVM
The researchers in conventional veterinary medicine agree that we vaccinate
too often, in combinations, and that this level of vaccination,
while possibly preventing epidemics, is harmful to the health of susceptible
animals. The AVMA has just recommended (1/98) that cats and dogs only be vaccinated
every 3 years.
They acknowledge that they do really know how long vaccines last.
Holistically, we find vaccinations one of the most
harmful thing we do to animals. I recommend no vaccines at all (except the
legally required Rabies, which is a viral vaccine and so probably protects for
a lifetime). I do not recommend using
homeopathic nosodes for protection.
Experience has demonstrated that building up the overall health of your animal
and treating any illnesses holistically is the best protection and the best
way for a long, healthy life.
The insert on vaccine packages say "Give only
to healthy animals", so if your animal is ill in any way, they should not be
vaccinated at that time per the manufacturers. Poor nutrition or vaccination,
of course, does not bother some animals.
WHAT IS THE HOLISTIC PERSPECTIVE? A healthy animal or person is unlikely
to get sick (or very sick) even if exposed to infectious agents. Ideally we
would never vaccinate, feed wonderful fresh food and treat the early symptoms
that indicate the body is out of balance. If they do develop an infectious disease,
it can usually be treated successfully with
homeopathy. Even vaccinated animals
get those diseases for which they are vaccinated, and may or may not be cured.
The unvaccinated seem to respond better to holistic treatment.
Drs. Schultz and Phillips (Scripps Institute) write
in Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy, Vol. 11, page 205, saying "A practice
that was started many years ago and that lacks scientific validity or verification
is annual revaccinations. Almost without exception there is no immunological
requirement for annual revaccination...The practice of annual vaccination in
our opinion should be considered of questionable efficacy..." Dr. Schultz vaccinates
his dogs as puppies for only distemper and parvo, then only Rabies the rest
of their lives. Even Rabies vaccine is probably good for more than 3 years,
since it is a viral vaccine.
The tests done by the vaccine manufacturers on
the required 7 dogs (only 7), were carried out only at one or three years post
vaccine. If they had tested dogs longer post vaccine, rabies vaccine may be
good for life. A veterinary immunologist in the rabies field admitted in private
to me that most animals are protected for life after the first two rabies vaccinations,
and almost all are protected after the third injection!!! Veterinarians checking
their titers rather than re-vaccinating themselves for rabies are discovering
that titers persist forever, in most individuals. New (1998) recommendations
from the Advisory panel on feline vaccines of the Association of Feline Practitioners
and the Academy of Feline Medicine are to give only FVRCP and Rabies every 3
years and non core vaccinations (chlamydiosis, FELV, FIP and ringworm) to coats
with high exposure.
Further support for decreasing vaccine use comes from the
1st International Veterinary Vaccines and Diagnostics Conference, July 27-31,
1997. Reports from a Swedish study (Olson et al, J VetIntMed 1997:11:148), show
at least four year immunity against distemper. Cats showed high titers against
panleukopenia for at least 6 years (Scott and Geissinger. Feline Practice 1997:25(4):12-19).
There isdefinitely a shift in conventional thinking
about vaccinations, even though as homeopaths we recommend many fewer vaccines.
ARE VACCINATIONS POTENTIALLY HARMFUL?
Holistic veterinarians are finding that vaccines are causing great harm to
our animals (and ourselves). To cure an animal of any problem we have found
through experience that we must use homeopathic remedies that are known to reverse
vaccine related problems as well as fit this individual. Often, if vaccinated
during treatment, the progress we are making is stopped. Because of the type
of history taking used by homeopathy, we often see problems that have occurred
ever since vaccination or recur every year after vaccination. Conventional veterinarians
are also reporting health problems due to vaccinations. "Immune-mediated hematological
disease and transient bone marrow failure are increasingly recognized sequelae
of...vaccination. ... Postvacinal polyneuropathy is a recognized entity associated
with...vaccines. ...Adverse reactions to vaccination have also recently been
reported with increasing frequency in cats." (Dr. Dodds, 1990)
Other reports include: immunologic disorders (Frick, Green, McDonald, Phillips
and Schultz, Tizard); adverse vaccine reactions (Green, McDonald, Phillips and
Schultz, Tizard, Wilford); increased sensitivity to pollen antigens after vaccination
(Frick, Dodds). See vaccination bibliography for more information. The inserts
that come with all vaccines say to use them only in healthy animals. Many animals
are vaccinated when they are overtly ill, others when they are showing the more
subtle signs of energy imbalance.
Most of my clients and course participants have told horror stories of the
illnesses they feel occurred after their animals were vaccinated. Some problems
were immediate, but most were slower onset. Isis was vaccinated at 5 years of
age for her annual boosters including FELV and was admitted to the hospital
6 hours later with a severe asthma attack. She had had chronic coughing since
6 weeks of age (after first vaccines) that was mild and sporadic and non responsive
to any treatment, yet in the face of this mild ill health her vaccines were
continued. With conventional treatment, she continuedhaving
asthmatic respiration with occasional hospitalizations for the next 2 years.
Thuja (a homeopathic remedy know to undo damage caused by vaccines) given
carefully while she was withdrawn from drugs resolved the asthma problem and
she has had no conventional drugs, no asthmatic breathing and less coughing
for the next two years. (to date). A veterinarian who breeds and shows Collies
tells of breeders who start vaccinating at 2 weeks of age with
modified live multiple vaccines. She has noticed
for years that these are puppies who have the most lameness,
the most bloat, the most skin parasites and the most breeding problems. She
has avoided them for years. a veterinarian in Saskatchewan stopped vaccinating
his large beef herd 11 years ago and his herd mortality decreased by 75%. He
has no calf scours. Pat McKay's new book, Natural Immunity, collate many reports
and anecdotes about vaccine problems.
CAN MY ANIMALS REALLY BE SAFE AND HEALTHY AND NOT VACCINATED?
YES! Wendy and Jack Volhard studied kennels in Germany, many with lines of
German Shepherds that we have here in the States. These 200+ dogs are given
a distemper vaccine and a Parvovirus vaccine only, at age 10 weeks and 1 year.
No other vaccines are given except occasionally rabies, when needed. Their diet
varies from home-prepared to commercial. These dogs are having litters and showing
at 10 years of age, and live to 16 or so. In the States, many Shepherds are
dying by the age of 10. Other breeders have found that stopping vaccination
has made their line much healthier, and usually immune (through good health)
to the infectious agents that usually cause disease. Not always, of course.
Some dogs or cats are very susceptible to disease and will become infected and
may die. Most survive epidemics with mild disease, if treated holistically.
A veterinarian in Saskatchewan stopped vaccinating his
large beef herd 14 years ago and within 2 years there was a 75% decrease in
his herd mortality. A veterinarian in Texas stopped vaccinating her horses and
the incidence of colic decreased by 95%, a chronic foundering horse became asymptomatic
and all 17 horses were healthier in many ways.When she
vaccinated the herd 5 years later because of a panic over one disease, the colics,
flus, and even founder symptoms recurred.
Dr. Chambreau DVM Vaccination Guidelines
Rabies vaccination should follow local ordinances. I suggest the first be
given at 5 months, or at least 3 weeks before neutering or other surgeries.
Be sure the animal is as healthy as possible, and if under homeopathic treatment,
the vaccination can be timed to minimally interfere with treatment. Repeat at
1 year, and then every three (unless your state requires it more often). Giving
the remedy Lyssin 30C within 2 hours of the vaccine may help prevent the negative
impact of the vaccine in the vital force, but now many homeopathic veterinarians
are just waiting to see the individual effect on this animal and then treating
with the similimum. If animals are very ill, especially with apparently vaccinosis
problems, write a note excusing them from the rabies vaccine. For the other
diseases, there are several options, listed in decreasing acceptability.
ARE THERE HOMEOPATHIC VACCINES? NOSODES?
- Do not vaccinate. Rely on the animal's health. Treat if they get
- Give homeopathic nosodes
for distemper and parvo (dogs) or panleukopenia (cats) until 1 year of age.
Then no more nosodes or vaccinations.
- Give dogs one or two distemper and parvo vaccinations at 16 weeks
(and poss. 8 weeks); or cats one or two panleukopenia vaccinations at 16
weeks (and poss. 8 weeks), then no further vaccinations. Of course, keep
them healthy by following the other guidelines to have
a healthy animal: Feed a great diet.; Treat very early symptoms (red gum
line, body odor, cats who drink or vomit hairballs, behavior problems -
see the early warning signs handout); Provide the best environment; be working
with a holistic veterinarian. If an animal is exposed to an epidemic of
a disease, and you feel they are at risk, give a 200c strength of the appropriate
homeopathic nosode once or twice. If they still get sick, then treat homeopathically.
Many people have stopped vaccinating, but have started using homeopathic
protection on an on-going basis. These remedies are called
nosodes, and are homeopathic preparations
of the different animal diseases made from the tissues of a diseased animal.
Therefore they have not only the organism, but an animal's response to the organism.
Some are using nosodes for each disease, and others are using combinations of
all the diseases. This is still operating from a fear of getting something,
rather than a proactive stance of "let's become very healthy so that even if
we are exposed to a communicable disease, we will not get that ill." There is
a lot of evidence for the success of using homeopathic remedies in people over
the last 200 years to protect them when an epidemic is going on, but few doctors
recommended on-going prevention, and certainly not repeated throughout the life
of the person or animal.
HOMEOPATHIC PREVENTION SCHEDULE:
My recommendation is not to use nosodes this way. some people need to for
their peace of mind or sometimes circumstances dictate the need for nosode protection.
This schedule is for use in HEALTHY animals only, preferably not on any other
treatments, especially homeopathic. I recommend ONLY using in young, healthy
animals (0-1 years old) One dose is 3 granules of the nosode (homeopathic vaccine)
given orally: At any age:
- 1. Give one dose of 30c
- 2. One week later, give one dose of 30c.
- 3. One week later, give one dose of 200c and repeat in a month.
- 4. One month later, give one dose of 1M, and repeat in six months if
needed. Dogs: Usually only parvo and distemper. Cats only need feline panleukopenia.
Puppies and kittens: Start at any age, even 3-4 weeks old, and even at one
day if in a poor environment. Example: 3 weeks: 30c Parvo; wk 4: 30c Parvo;
wk 5: 200c Parvo; wk 6: 30c Dist; wk 7: 30c Dist; wk 8: 200c Dist; wk 9:
wait; wk 10: 200c Parvo; wk 11: wait; wk 12: 200c Dist; wk 13: wait; wk
14: 1M Parvo; wk 15: wait; wk 16: 1M Dist. Repeat 1M in 6 months and one
year, if you feel it is needed. I recommend using these single nosodes rather
than the combinations. Remember that nosodes are very useful in epidemics,
given right after exposure. Vaccination is an important issue to grapple
with, and I encourage you to read more, and listen to tapes on conferences.
Make your own decisions and decide what you can decisions you can support
in your clients.
Information on Feline
Vaccination Dangers and Concerns
By Michelle T. Bernard, Author of Raising Cats Naturally
"One of the major problems with vaccination is that the viruses (most vaccines
given to cats are combinations of multiple viruses) are injected directly into
the bloodstream, completely bypassing the body's normal defense mechanisms.
A two-pound kitten gets exactly the same dose as a 12-pound adult. There is
no accounting for the differences in weight, age, sex, breed, health status
or susceptibility. The most common feline vaccine combination, called a "three-in-one"
contains feline viral rhinotracheitis ("rhino") also known as feline herpesvirus,
feline calicivirus ("calici") and feline panleukopenia ("panleukopenia") is
commonly referred to as FVRCP. Rhino and calici are both upper respiratory infections
("URIs"). Panleukopenia, also called feline distemper, is a disease similar
to canine parvovirus, which causes severe vomiting and diarrhea."more
"... [excerpt] ..."
IN VETERINARY MEDICINE - A NEW PERSPECTIVE
David M. McCluggage, D.V.M.
Dr. McCluggage covered the holistic perspective on vaccinations. "...He stated
that we must stop advocating yearly vaccines because of the harm we are doing
to the animals we vaccinate. He covered the homeopathic concept of "vaccinosis".
Vaccinosis is a disease entity that may be introduced through vaccinating animals
or people. Once vaccinosis develops, there is a disturbance in the bodies vital
forces that leads to symptoms of chronic disease that can be very difficult
(and often impossible) to cure. Dr. McCluggage also stated that there are no
good reasons to recommend annual vaccinations for our companion animals. For
clients Interested in a holistic approach, nosodes should be employed instead.
Dr. McCluggage discussed alternative methods to run a profitable veterinary
practice, including utilizing alternative modalities such as acupuncture and
chiropractic medicine. ( the article is located near the bottom of that
Vaccines, Infectious Diseases
and the Canine Immune System
Vaccines, both in human and animal medicine, have come under attack recently
with critics blaming adverse reactions and long-term health disorders on their
wide-spread and frequent use. However, most immunologists agree that the risks
of disease far outweigh the risks associated with the process of vaccinating.
Unfortunately, to those humans and pets who comprise the minority high-risk
group for vaccine reactions, the advantages offered by vaccines are understandably
overshadowed by fears of debilitating or even fatal adverse reactions. The following
article provides a brief overview of the canine immune system and the benefits
which canine vaccines provide. Additionally, the controversy of vaccination
is examined in relation to underlying health disorders or situations that may
increase potential risk to adverse reactions
Lack of scientific evidence to support the current practice of annual vaccination
and increasing documentation showing that overvaccinating has been associated
with harmful side effects. Of particular note in this regard has been the association
of autoimmune hemolytic anemia with vaccination in dogs and
vaccine-associated sarcomas in cats -- both of which are often
fatal.* With boosters (except for rabies vaccine), the annual revaccination
recommendation on the vaccine label is just that -- a recommendation without
the backing of long term duration of immunity studies, and is not a legal requirement.
My cat Dexter died April 22, 2004
Dexter was taken to his vet in response to a 'final notice' that booster
shots were overdue. Dexter became violently ill within an hour of the vaccinations...
he more or less recovered by the end of the week. On the 8th of March he stopped
eating... and lost 30% of his body weight over the next two weeks... one kidney
became dysfunctional and the other dropped two crystals blocking his uretra.
Two unsuccessful operations later Dexter died as my wife and I comforted him.
Dexter was a perfectly healthy Burmese as of February 3rd... before his booster
shots... yet a very ill Burmese age 8 years, 1 month and one day when he left
us. We miss Dexter greatly. He was a healthy in-door cat who walked with me
outside on leash. His foot-prints are all over our homes in Vancouver and Whistler.
Feb. 3rd Dexter was given an F.Rhinotracheitis shot as well as 4 other shots
(Panleukopenia, Calicivirus, Chamydia and rabies-3 yr) In reading your site
the 'rhino' FVRCP shot appears to be "a cause of chronic renal failure in cats."
This troubling information apparently comes from a Colorado State University
Study indicating the vaccine is grown in CFRK Feline kidney cells. Dexter's
blood taken February 3rd indicated a slight kidney issue and a change of diet
After Dexter's death... all the Vets were sadly saying Dexter was an unlucky
cat. Dexter was unlucky... as he was a healthy cat until he received the booster
shots... he is now an unlucky... dead cat.... and he is missed. If nothing else...
other pet owners should recognize that veterinarians in general have not done
any thinking about the side-effects of booster shots. We trusted the professional
advise of Dexter's vet... got a second opinion after Dex was given a death sentence
by his first vet... and then was moved on referral to a critical care surgeon.
At no time did anyone but my wife and I wonder what caused one of Dexter's kidneys
to fail and crystals to develop in his functioning kidney. I suspect that Dex's
problem started slowly in March 21, 1996 with his first rhino shot... then further
developed since his June 5, 2000 booster but that he was delivered what amounted
to a lethal injection with his February 3, 2004 rhino booster. Dexter's Feb.
3, 2004 booster shots are suspect.
Vaccines are responsible for the death of my dog
Name: Suzanne Moller
I just read your articles on vaccinations for pets and I have to tell you.;
My 6 year old dobie rott mix died due to cancer. Every injection site in both
hips erupted in huge tumors and she lasted less than 2 weeks. Since then I havedone
much research on vaccines and have determined that my indoor cats will NEVER
be vaccinated again and at this point have probably been over vaccinated.
"Bart Classen, a Maryland physician, published data showing that diabetes
rates rose significantly in New Zealand following a massive hepatitis B vaccine
campaign in young children, and that diabetes rates also went up sharply in
Finland after three new childhood vaccines were introduced." Nicholas
Improving Your Animal's Immune System and Overall Health with Nutritional Support
A groundswell of nutrition conscious veterinarians are beginning to recommend
to their clients that they supplement their animals dietary, and nutritional needs, with a daily dose of
flaxseed oil and other important nutrients. When the diets of animals were fortified
with flax, within three weeks their coats developed a beautiful sheen, and dandruff
was greatly diminished. There are amazing testimonials about animals recovering
from cancer, diabetes and other severe degenerative illnesses with a nutritional immune support
"My colleagues and I have found this product to be very
effective in modulating the immune system. It 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. We have a great number of veterinarians and clients
who are experiencing very positive results in a broad area of disorders, including
periodontal." - Charles W. Brown, DVM
Do you have a question about holistic health or need assistance?
Email Shirley or call 323-522-4521
Animal Diseases and their Natural Care
Michael Dym, VMD - "Over the past 40 years and 17 generations of dogs and, cats we are seeing
tremendous increases in chronic ill health in our animals and pets that was rare back in the early
1960's. Most of these illnesses revolve around breakdown in our pets' immune
systems, and include chronic skin/ear allergies, digestive upset, thyroid/adrenal/pancreatic
disorders, seizures, gum/ teeth problems, degenerative arthritis, kidney/liver
failure, and cancer across all ages and breeds. We are also seeing a record
number of behavioral and emotional disorders including alarming and unexplained
fears/aggression., as well as difficulty focusing/training and paying attention.
The analogy of these compared with escalating immune/behavioral diseases in
children is quite disturbing. The two biggest factors in our pets' population
health decline over these generations has been the severe overuse of multiple
vaccines and nutrient poor and toxin filled commercial
pet foods . We have also failed to address the underlying cause of disease
by only sup pressing symptoms with antibiotics<, cortisone and related
drugs, so the disease progresses and goes deeper. Homeopathy offers a viable
alternative in truly curing pets and making their bodies healthier."
Frustrated with the Failures of Conventional Veterinary Medicine: "After
10 years of traditional veterinary practice I became tired of having no treatment
for chronic disease, incurable conditions, and a plethora of allergic maladies
which seem to plague all veterinary practices. I was frustrated with giving
animals cortisone because I had no other solutions, or using antibiotics for
infections which I knew were of viral origin."
Dr Charles E Loops DVM