Vaccination Guidelines for my practice
Vaccination Guidelines for my practice
Many owners and professionals have concern about the risks of excessive vaccination. Please do not vaccinate until we have discussed the pros and cons. Rabies is required by law and because of the public health significance, must be done with an approved vaccine by a veterinarian. We can attempt to avoid possible negative effects of the vaccine using Reiki, Vaccine Detox and good timing. Call me before Rabies is due.
Current vaccines recommended by most veterinarians.
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?
Yearly, and occasionally every 3 years as recommended by the AVMA, 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 suggestCoronavaccine, 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.
In 1992, Drs. Schultz & Phillips (Scripps Institute) write in Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy, Vol 11, page 205, saying “A practice that was started many years ago and that lacks scientific validity or verification is annual revaccinations. Almost without exception there is no immunological requirement for annual revaccination…The practice of annual vaccination in our opinion should be considered of questionable efficacy…”
What is the holistic perspective?
A healthy animal or person is unlikely to get sick (or very sick) even if exposed to infectious agents. Ideally we would never vaccinate, feed wonderful fresh food and treat the early symptoms that indicate the body is out of balance. (If they do develop an infectious disease, it can usually be treated successfully with homeopathy). Vaccinating an animal does not necessarily protect them from the very diseases for which they are vaccinated, and can make them weaker overall.
Are Vaccinations Potentially Harmful?
Yes. Holistic veterinarians are finding that vaccines are causing great harm to our animals (and ourselves). To cure an animal we must use homeopathic remedies known to reverse vaccine related problems. Often, if vaccinated during treatment, the progress we are making is stopped. Conventional veterinarians are also reporting health problems due to vaccinations
The inserts that come with all vaccines say to use them only in healthy animals. So if you are taking your animal to a clinic or a kennel and there is not great health, then the vaccines should not, according to the manufacturer, be used at that time.
My vaccination guidelines
Rabies vaccination should be given at 5 months if possible (If not, as late as possible). Be sure the animal is as healthy, and if under homeopathic treatment, check first with your homeopathic veterinarian. Repeat one year later, and then every three (unless your state requires it more often).
For the other diseases, there are several options, listed in decreasing acceptability.
1. Do not vaccinate. Rely on the animal’s health. Treat if they get the disease. Use homeopathic nosodes if they are exposed and you fear for their health.
2. Give dogs one or two distemper and parvo vaccinations at 16 weeks (& poss. 8 weeks); or cats one or two panleukopenia vaccinations at 16 weeks (& poss. 8 weeks). Then no more vaccinations, except legally required Rabies vaccination.
If your animal is highly exposed to an epidemic of a disease, and YOU feel they are at risk, you can then give a 200c strength of the appropriate homeopathic nosode one or two times. Do not do this if they are being treated with remedies for other ailments. If they still get sick, then call for homeopathic treatment.
I will certainly work with your animals regardless or your choices about vaccination, even if you elect to fully vaccinate them. I think this is an important issue to grapple with, and encourage you to read some of the following information, and listen to lectures by people like Dr. Ron Schultz or Dr. Jean Dodds. To have the rabies vaccine have a longer legal time span (it already gives lifetime protection) contribute to the Rabies Challenge Fund, a project run by Drs. Schultz and Dodds.