Vaccine Protocol Update
protocols are changing rapidly on when
and how much vaccine is safe to give to animals.
Most of the teaching
institutions are recommending much less vaccinating.
These are some of the things that are
being said about vaccines. This condition has a name - Vaccinosis.
poor skin condition
licking of feet
ears that have infections
that are unresponsive to treatment
Loss of appetite
General poor condition and
I have always wondered why we shoot
vaccines into our animals every year and we don’t do it to ourselves.
am told that no efficiency tests have ever been done on any vaccines but
Rabies and that was on a small Beagle colony and ended at three years.
Hence, Rabies Vaccine is good for “three years.” I am also told that the
“one year” vaccine is the same dose as the one for three years. You just
pay for the three year vaccine.
Have you ever wondered why a three pound
Chihuahua gets the same amount of vaccine as a Great Dane?
Three adjuvants that are used to modify vaccines are Thimerosal, (a Mercury
derivative) or Formaldehyde, (a know carcinogenic) and Aluminum,
None of this sounds sensible to me. When
I ask my friends what their vets are saying about vaccines, they often
say, “nothing is mentioned.” I think it is important for owners to
research this subject and make as informed a decision as they can about
what they are willing or not willing to do with their animals. There is
plenty to read on the internet. If you really want to get an education,
read about children’s vaccines. There is a lot more written about them,
than is written about dogs.
Some breeders are waiting until sixteen
weeks of age and then giving half a dose of Parvo, only. No multiple
vaccines. And never give anything else. Waiting until sixteen weeks
gives the immune system a chance to mature.
It is my opinion that a good, varied
diet with plenty of fresh food and very few vaccines is a sensible way
to boost the immune system and have a healthy, happy animal.
About The Author
Newcomb, forty-three years in dogs, breeder, owner handler, professional
handler, trainer (obedience and one field trial lab), and now, AKC judge whose breeds span Toys, Herding, Working, and Hounds. Mrs. Newcomb has
bred or owned: Weimaraner, Min. Poodle, Shetland Sheepdog, Pom, Peke, German
Shepherd, Papillon, Anatolian Shepherd, Pointer, Cavalier King
Charles Spaniel, and Chihuahuas.
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