Saturday, April 5, 2008

Urgent Pet News On Vaccines

Robin Sockness at Bandit's Buddies attended a continuing education seminar on Saturday, March 29 by R.D. Schultz, Ph.D. who is the Professor and Chair at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.

The highlighted topics discussed were from his scientific paper entitled "Guidelines for the Vaccination of Dogs and Cats."

The most important thing to point out in this material is that Americans are over-vaccinating their animals.

Most of the vaccines immune the pet for life (easily checked with titers) and therefore if we continue to give vaccines every year, we only work to suppress the immune system and risk disease.

There is a long list of severe reactions to vaccines which includes: vaccine injection site sarcomas, anaphylaxix, arthritis, polyarthritis, hypertrophic osteodystrophy, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, immune mediated thrombocytemia, thyroiditis, myocarditis, post vaccination encephalitis or polyneuritis, seizures, congential anomalies, embryonic/fetal demise

Reactions can be within minutes, months or years. Sarcomas can show up 6-7 years later. It is foolish to believe that vaccines and pesticides don’t cause adverse reactions and immune deficiency diseases.

Any dog who has had a seizure, should never be vaccinated again and pregnant dogs or cats should not be vaccinated.

Read more details and be informed for your pet's health and life depends on it. Begin at the bottom of the page if you want the information in the order it was posted.


Jans Funny Farm said...

I've been reading about this subject for quite a while now and am glad you posted on it. I followed your link and found a link on Bandit's Buddies to a terrific pdf file of information on another site.

The problem with having this information is that the rabies vaccination is required by law in GA and most likely all states. At least one other - Parvo - is required to board or groom or travel with a pet.

This leaves concerned pet owners unable to do anything except follow the law and at least vaccinate for rabies. And pray you never have need to have a pet boarded or groomed.

sharingsunshine said...

Hi Jan!

The hope is that vets will get smart and the laws will be changed because of current research. The guy Robin went to hear is traveling all around to try to make it so.

Of course there will always be those pet owners who feel there is a law above "the law."

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