Vaccinosis isn't a new disease; it has just taken until now to acknowledge the connection between over-vaccination and disease caused by unnatural stress to the canine immune system.
Part 2 (Vaccinosis - Part 1)
by Dr. Kim Bloomer & Dr. Jeannie Thomason
Now that we know what vaccinosis is, the symptoms and what causes it, then the obvious solution will be to avoid the cause – vaccines.
However, many are going to feel as if they are leaving their dogs unprotected. This is only because of the common misunderstanding of how nature and in effect how health is achieved and maintained.
What Is Optimum Canine Health?
The first thing to understand is what defines health. Many people think that health is the opposite of disease. Health is not the opposite of disease; it is the absence of disease. However, what is thought of as healthy and normal for our dogs nowadays is for the most part just common:
ñLarge, voluminous, smelly stools
ñTartar-laden teeth that require dentals yearly
ñHyperactivity or laziness
ñParasites (intestinal worms, fleas, ticks, mites, etc.)
We've had potential
clients contact us wanting help with their dog or puppy's “health” issue
all while saying to us “My dog is the picture of health except for: he
has shooting diarrhea, or doesn't have a good appetite, or he's a young
dog that doesn't want to do anything”. This is a dog out of homeostasis
(balance) that is on his or her way to disease. These dogs have without
exception all been vaccinated and fed improperly.
ñSmall, firm, tiny, non-odorous stools
ñClean, white, teeth – including in senior dogs
ñShiny, clean coats that rarely need bathing
ñNo doggie odor or breath
ñSlim and sleek
ñCalm with a balanced energy
In our experience, the only dogs we have encountered that fit the above attributes as truly healthy are those that have never been vaccinated and have been properly nourished their entire lives. However, there is always hope for those that have experienced vaccinosis.
What Is Your Dog's Immunity?
The second thing to understand is immunity. Immunity is an in-depth topic that the scope of this article won't be able to fully explore but we can at least paint a picture for you. In a nutshell, think of immunity as being innate through the immune system.
Everything dogs experience, from the quality of afternoon sunlight to an upsetting afternoon, can actually affect their immune balance. Every day the immune system is working to keep the body in balance – it's a constant balancing act. However, when we don't adhere to or we actually interfere with nature's laws according to the species needs, that balancing act becomes impossible for the immune system to maintain. This is where disease begins and immunity has now been defeated, although the body will continue to try to re-balance itself until its demise.
Immunity is a natural resistance that is passed down from the DNA of healthy generations of dogs. Acquired immunity however, (which helps the next generation grow stronger) happens when the dog encounters natural pathogens in nature, not at the end of a needle. The vaccine bypasses natural defenses to trick the immune system into staying in the “on” position which never allows it to rest or grow strong. In fact, the vaccine will keep the body always a little bit sick until it is fully sick, especially with regular booster shots.
“...not all autoimmune disease comes from vaccines but only vaccinated individuals develop auto antibodies that lead to autoimmune disease. The body's immune system has a type of built in check and balance against forming auto antibodies but vaccines blow that whole system straight to hell. They also know with scientific assuredness that the virus and the microbial proteins and especially lots of them injected into the body are responsible for auto antibody formation.” ~ Patricia Jordan, DVM, CVND
“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.” ~ Donna Starita Mehan, DVM
Health Is Absence Of Disease
Since health is the absence of disease, immunity comes through proper support of the immune system. Because vaccines set the body up for disease, and vaccines unnaturally stimulate the immune system, they can play no role in health or immunity.
We can promote and maintain health in our canines with natural immunity by following nature's laws.
“Our creator has already provided every living being with the greatest protection of all - an immune system. The reason we have the disorders, disabilities and diseases that exist in the world today is because we abuse that system. In general, our animals are presently in a poor state of health due to ignorance, apathy, greed, negligence in some cases and overindulgence in others, all of which lead to processed food, abuse of drugs and poisons; consequently resulting in the suffering of animals and people .” ~ Pat McKay, from the book Natural Immunity: Why You Should Not Vaccinate
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