In a system of health care that is more concerned about profit than health, dog vaccinations, as all vaccinations, are becoming a hot topic of conversation. I consider the airing of different views a healthy sign that people are being to think about the consequences of veterinary treatment, rather than to blindly accept what they are told.
Let’s first look at vaccinations in general. There have never been any double-blind, placebo controlled tests done on the vaccinations for any species. Yet, this is the ‘holy cow’ by which much of the medical and veterinary world is driven.
One has to wonder why.
The idea behind vaccination to prevent disease, is by introducing cells of the disease, which is hoped will stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies.
However, this argument fails to consider the fact that the presence of antibodies gives no indication of whether there is protection or not.
If your dog has natural immunity, with a strong immune system, when he comes into contact with the said disease, he will be able to prevent its entry without showing any symptoms, or only very subtle ones. If he is very healthy, with a strong immune system, this will be effective and no antibodies will be made.
If you dog does not have a very strong immune system, he will still make every effort to prevent entry of the disease. Only if he is unsuccessful at this will he make antibodies, to give him some protection next time around.
So the presence of antibodies in the blood actually means he is not very healthy. The absence of antibodies may mean he is very healthy, or that he has not been exposed to the disease.
However, in the current veterinary world, the presence of antibodies, found through a titre test, is considered sufficient to render further vaccination unnecessary. So this is good news. One has to learn to use the system.
When vaccines are made, various other species tissues, chemicals and adjuvants are used to preserve and to make the vaccine more effective. None of these are in your dog’s long term interest. For example, thimerosol, a mercury derivative, is present. Most of use are aware of the toxic effects of mercury, however small a dose.
Formaldehyde, a great preserver of dead bodies, is used.
Aluminium is present. Aluminium is often linked to Alzeihmer’s disease.
Many other questionable ingredients are added to different vaccines.
Contrary to homeopaths, veterinarians are not trained to look for causes of disease. In fact, most veterinary associations do not permit their members to speak freely about vaccinations, even if their point of view was different. You’ll notice that those veterinarians who are not in favour of dog vaccinations are not members of a mainstream veterinary association.
So if your dog develops symptoms after a vaccine, most veterinarians will deny the vaccine as the cause, whatever the circumstance.
The vaccine manufacturers do admit that there can be short term problems with vaccines, but they normally limit that to a day or two. However, homeopaths have been able to trace chronic disease back to the date of a vaccine many years previously.
In truth, dog vaccinations do appear to prevent the targeted diseases. But do they protect the dog?
Viruses mutate at a very fast rate. They are also very adaptable. This means that they are way ahead of the scientists. So although you may consider your dog to be protected against various common diseases, if he is vaccinated, he is not protected against the new, mutated diseases that are lurking just around the corner.
The best way to protect your dog from ANY disease is to make sure his immune system is strong and healthy. Two important ways to do this are
- to feed a quality, natural diet in keeping with how he evolved
- to use a natural system of medicine which does not suppress symptoms, is non toxic, has no side effects and gently stimulates the immune system naturally
I know of none better than homeopathy. And homeopathic treatment is probably the best way to remove the effects of past vaccinations.