WHY DO WE VACCINATE, AND FOR WHAT?
We have a fear of getting sick, and if someone can tell us that by getting a shot we and our loved ones will not get that disease, we want the shot. Unfortunately, we would rather get a shot to prevent one problem than take the time to slowly build up such good health that we do not need specific disease prevention – and are much healthier overall.
Yearly, or more often, the average conventional veterinarian now recommends your dog receive a combination injection of Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza & Parvovirus. They, and kennels, require Bordetella (Kennel Cough) before boarding, and often recommend it routinely. They often suggest Corona vaccine, and Lyme disease vaccine. Cats are given a combination of Panleukopenia (cat distemper, feline enteritis) and three upper respiratory diseases, Calici, Rhino, and Chlamydia. Highly recommended is Feline Leukemia, and available are Feline Infectious Peritonitis and now ringworm vaccine. Every year (or more frequently) of your animal’s life, they are being injected with 4-8 viruses, in addition to Rabies. Would you rebel if your doctor told you to now get MMR & DPT (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Diptheria, Pertussis, Tetnus), Hib, Hepatitis, & Rabies every year of your life until you died, instead of only a few doses as a child?