Vaccine Protocol Update
changing rapidly on when and how much vaccine is safe to give to
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 poor coat
I have always wondered why we shoot vaccines into our
animals every year and we don’t do it to ourselves.
I 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.
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, (carcinogenic).
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
About The Author
- Sharon 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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