by Dr. Kim Bloomer & Dr. Jeannie Thomason March 2011, part 1
Vaccinosis is now a common problem in our pets but it is far from being
The biggest challenge we see as animal naturopaths is that the
focus is on disease, disease treatment, and disease prevention rather
than on health and promoting health.
With the public focus on disease,
vaccines are counterproductive to health, rather bringing about the very
diseases they were meant to prevent. In other words, vaccines do not
promote health nor are they preventative, quite the contrary.
More vaccines do not convey more immunity and in fact are the very cause
behind the declining health we are seeing in pets.
What Is Vaccinosis?
Let's begin by defining what vaccinosis is first. Vaccinosis is a set of
symptoms that occurs after the administration of a vaccine(s). These
symptoms are more commonly referred to as adverse reactions or events
occurring within minutes. However, in many cases symptoms are not noted
for months or even until years later particularly in animals that have
been repeatedly vaccinated year after year.
While the term vaccinosis isn't a recognized “disease”, the body is
definitely in a state of “dis-ease” or out of balance. Conventional
veterinary medicine doesn't widely recognize this state of dis-ease,
however research and facts have been conducted and collected by the
naturopathic veterinary community backing the theory of vaccinosis.
What Are The Symptoms of Vaccinosis?
The symptoms vary widely from minor to critical, from temporary or
isolated events to chronic anxiety and behavioral problems.
Mild reactions include fever, tenderness or swelling around the
inoculation site, "flu-like" symptoms, loss of appetite, lethargy,
depression, limping, vomiting, diarrhea, and anxiety.
More severe reactions may include seizures, anaphylactic shock and even
Chronic problems may be difficult to trace back to vaccinations, only
because the symptoms or the health problems can begin weeks, months and
even years later. However, when we understand what happens in the body
when a vaccine is administered, we can begin to connect the dots. We
believe that ALL modern diseases in pets can be traced back to either
the direct administration of vaccines or indirectly through genetic
The most common chronic symptoms include irritable bowel syndrome,
liver and kidney problems, glandular changes, ear infections, parasite
infestation, skin problems, tumors at the vaccination site, allergies
Vaccinations compromise the immune system rather than enhance it,
setting the body up for disease rather than preventing it.
“By vaccinating every individual animal and not allowing it to
develop its own immunity, we are effectively preventing the passing of
the immunity to the future generations. A vaccine is always made from
the most virulent form of the virus since pharmaceutical companies jump
on the wagon as soon as the disease appears and the level of fear is at
its highest. While in nature this virus would have mutated into a less
virulent form, it does not do so in the vaccine. Generations of animals
are therefore injected with the worst form of the virus and stripped of
their natural immune response which would have been passed onto
subsequent generations. What is passed forward instead is deformed DNA,
and the destruction of the species must ensue. Vaccinated mothers do not
pass on herd immunity, which then puts pups in greater danger of
contracting disease while they are very young. By attempting to save the
individual animal, we are effectively destroying the species. A healthy
species is able to survive without human interference and we are taking
that ability away from our animals.” ~Aleksandra Mikic, from the
book Immune Doggy
Preventing Vaccinosis Disease
In our efforts to prevent disease we have in fact wrought disease
through the exuberant use of vaccines. Vaccinosis is the result of
mankind's overzealous attempt to annihilate viruses or pathogens which
are an integral part of nature; caused by mankind's misunderstanding of
how nature and in effect how health is achieved and maintained.
“The inferior doctor treats the sick;
The mediocre doctor averts impending illness;
The superior doctor keeps his patients well.”