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What The Vets Don't Tell you About Vaccines!!

                                    By Catherine O'Driscoll   (Printed in TNT Magazine)

     This is a subject I have researched in depth- the results of this research are carried in the book, 'What Vets Don't Tell You About Vaccines'. Before I start, I want to make one thing totally clear. I am not asking you to stop vaccinating your beloved animals. I don't believe that any human being has the right to dictate that sort of thing to another human being. However, I do believe that you have the right to the facts so that you can make an informed choice

FACT ONE:
    The first fact is this: Annual vaccination is fraud. Strong stuff, eh? There is absolutely no scientific basis for annual vaccination. It was just a practice that was started many years ago, probably because the shots weren't working and someone had the bright idea to kekep repeating it in case it helped. In fact, we have discovered that, far from helping, annual vaccination is destroying our animals' immune systems. This is widely known in scientific circles - but vets are reluctant to look at the evidence too closely die to potential lost booster income. I am sorry to say this but long years of campaigning allow me to develop no othe conclusion. The vets who have read my book they take it very seriously. However, most refuse to read it.
       "Once immunity to a virus exists, it persists for years or life." Dr. Donald D. Schultz, head of patholbiology at Wisconsin University. My own six-year-old Golden Retriever - Gwinnie -gives a good example of this. Gwinnie was vaccinated ONLY as a puppy. We got her when she was five months old, already vaccinated. She was never vaccinated again. Last year, at the age of six, Gwinnie had a blood test and this revealed that she still has high antibody levels to distemper and parvo. The advice from Professor Hal Thomson at Glasgow University was "no need to revacciate." After SIX years.
     Dr Jean Dodds in America has just completed study that shows much the same thing. You don't NEED to keep vaccinating your dogs. There is one exception, and this is the leptospirosis component of the vaccine. Lepto is a bacteria, not a virus, and you can't get permanent immunity to a bacteria. However, the vaccine has been described as useless and there have been many calls for it to be withdrawn from the market. There are hundreds of strains of leptospirosis, but only two in vaccine, AND it provides immunity (if at all) for only between three and six months. This means that your dog is probably unprotected against the two strains for around nine months of the year, and against all the other hundreds of strains for ever. Australian research shows that the lepto component of vaccines can cause horrendous side-effects, so top veterinary immunologists, microbiologists and pathobiologists have advised we don't use it.

FACT TWO:
     Vaccines can cause a whole range of diseases.
     Skin problems: Frock and Brooks, in 1983, showed that dogs who were genetically susceptible to develop atopic dermatitis ONLY contracted the conditions IF they were vaccinated before being exposed to an allergen. So -vaccines trigger skin disease.
     Arthritis: there are many, many sudies which show that vaccines can cause arthritis. Vaccine components have even been found in the bones of arthritis sufferers.
     Cancer: Vaccine components have been found at the cancer sites of victims. Worse, they have been found at the cancer sites of the CHILDREN of the people who received the guilty vaccine. In other words, vaccines can cause inheritable cancer.
     Leukemia: Dr Jean Dodds has linked leukemia to vaccines. Also, Merck, a vaccine manufacturer, has linked leukemia to a leukemia-like retrovirus found in birds. Merck was investigating the link between this retrovirus and the eggs they cultivated the measles vaccine on. Distemper and measles are virtually the same virus, and both vaccines are cultivated on chick embryos.
     Aggression: Vaccines are acknowledged to cause inflammation of the brain and, in severe cases, lesions in the brain and throughout the central nervous system. This condition, known as encephalitis, lies at the root of much aggressive and violent behavior, autism, epilepsy, attention deficit disorder, and other neurological conditions (for example, CDRM, Ataxia, ect.).
     Autoimmune disease: It is widely acknowledged that vaccines can cause a whole range of autoimmune diseases, such as Cushings disease, Addisons disease, thyroid disease, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, and many others.
     The scientific evidence is there for anyone who wants to look at it. Dr. Larry Glickman at Purdue University has found that routinely vaccinated dogs develop auto antibodies to a wide range of their own biochemicals. This means that vaccines cause dogs to attack their own bodies - which is what autoimmune disease is all about.

FACT THREE:
     Some animals are genetically predisposed to suffer fatal reactions to vaccines, or to develop vaccine-induced disease. The Merck Manual (the doctors bible, published by a vaccine manufacturer) says that children with B and/or T cell immune deficiencies should not receive live virus vaccines as the vaccine can stimulate a severe or FATAL infection. Not to put too fine a point on it, 'fatal' means death. Merck explains that features of B and T cell immune deficiencies include eczema, dermatitis, heart disease, inhalant allergies, food allergies and neurological conditions. They say that humans suffering with any of these conditions, or from families with these conditions, should not receive live virus vaccines because the vaccine can kill them. Our dogs also have B and T cells, and B and T cell immune deficiencies. So if your dog has allergies, or heart problems, or neurological problems . . . . . .vaccines represent a life threatening risk.

FACT FOUR:
     Vaccines cause more diseases than they prevent. This is the one the scientists are currently arguing about. You can probably guess which way I've fallen on the debate. In my humble opinion, vaccination is probably the worst thing we can do for someone we love. Obviously, this is a scary statement. Let me tell you a little about why I'm here saying this to you. Oliver, a beautiful Golden Retriever, lost the use of his back legs one day when he was four years old. We rushed hm to the vet but he was dead by four that afternoon. For two years, I asked every vet I met 'why?' No one could tell me until I met a homeopathic vet called Chris Day, and he asked me when Ollie had last been vaccinated. He told me it was a classis vaccine reaction, failing within three months of the shot. Since then I have met many people whose dogs died in exactly the same way. Prudence, another Golden Retriever, died of leukemia when she was six. The last time I vaccinated her, her eyes rolled in her sockets, and she climbed up on my back, begging me not to have it done. But we carried on because I thought it was good for her. Distemper and parvo are horrible diseases, of course - but so is leukemia. You don't want to see a dog die this way. Samson's back legs were paralyzed the day after his second puppy shot. I thought maybe someone had put poison down because I didn't know vaccines could do this. The next year he was boosted, and his head swelled up like a football and he ran around screaming - I now know that this was a massive allergic reaction to the vaccine. At the age of two we had a blood test done, and it came back autoimmune disease. He died of cancer at the age of five. Having studied the scientifuc evidence, I know that Sammie was killed the day a vaccine destroyed his immune system. Edward and Daniel are three-year-old Golden Retrievers. Neither has ever been vaccinated. Not once. They are the healthiest two Goldens I have ever had the privilege to share my life with. No sickness, no diarrhea, no allergies, no illness. The vet doesn't know who they are - they have only ever visited to have their blood tested (both have antibodies to distemper and parvo......which means they've met the diseases but not succumbed). They also went to the  vets a few weeks ago to have ticks removed. The vet remarked on how fit and healthy they were. But that's it - their entire veterinary history at the age of three. Compare this with Samson's veterinary history! I was literally at the vet every two weeks with Sammie. Edward and Daniel are fed real food -raw meaty bones, vegetables, etc. This means that they have optimal immune systems, so they are in a good position to fight any viruses or bacterias that come along. They also receive the homeopathic vaccine alternative. When they were nine months old, my older vaccinated dogs contracted kennel cough. My two homeopathically protected pups didn't cough once. A few days ago on the CHC discussion list, one of our members reported meeting two 17 year old Golden Retrievers on the beach. Both ran and jumped around like young ones. The owner told her that they had never been vaccinated and, as he was a butcher, he had fed them raw meat. Seven years into the campaign, we are beginning to see the results of not vaccinating and feeding real food. Canine Health Concern members are now constantlyl reporting that their dogs are incredibly healthy, and those who show are winning at all the shows.
     Don't blame the 'irresponsible breeders' - blame vaccines. Without vaccines, you too can hope for long-lived friends who get through their lives without the crippling debilitating diseases that have become common in the dog population.
     One last fact: Vaccines don't offer   GUARANTEED immunity. Nearly all of the dogs in the CHC vaccine survey -which involved over 4,000 dogs and is still ongoing - contracted distemper, parvo, lepto, hepatitis, etc, within three months of being vaccinated.
     I know this article is going to upset many people and I apologize for this. My motivation is that you don't have to sit and watch your beloved friends die years before their time, or suffer from any of the many vaccine-induced diseases. We ar making a terrible mistake on behalf of our animal friends. What we think is best for them is in fact the worst thing we can do. I am not alone in saying this --the very top veterinary specialists agree. We just need to get the other vets up to date. I promise you this - annual vaccination is coming to an end. We will look back in horror at what we used to do !!!



HI-C COMMENTS:  I do not offer this article to encourage breeders to stop vaccinating their puppies. But I do offer my own experiences with vaccines to make you stop and give thought:

     Several years ago, we went through the most horrible 3 years of fighting Parvo in our own kennels.
     Parvo first broke out in a beautiful litter of chihuahuas that were four months old. This litter had already been through the whole regime of shots that started at 6 weeks and consisted of shots every two - three weeks until they had had a series of 4. We thought they were safe. At this time we had 4 litters in varying stages of vaccination. One by one, these babies stopped eating, became lethargic, vomiting, seizures and death. Once the symptoms began it spread like wild fire and there was no relief for our beautiful babies. Once sypmtoms started, they were usually dead within 12 hours.  Nothing saved them or lessened their suffering. No one seemed to be able to offer an answer to what was happening or how to stop it. We lost all four litters. There was not one survivor.
      During this time we also contacted the distrubutor and even the manufacturer of the vaccines we had used in an effort to find out what had gone wrong and how to make sure it didn't happen again. In each instance we were told "the disease must have already been on the premises". We changed brands, scrubbed everything down with clorox, threw out anything that was porous that could possibly hold a germ and painfully started over. When our puppies would reach vaccination age, we would give the shots and then hold our breath for 3 days waiting to see what happened. We found out the hard way that if there was going to be a reaction, it would occur in exactly 3 days down to almost the second of when the vaccines were given. If you caught the puppies acting lethargic on the 3rd day, then you immediately started them on benadryl trying to counteract the re-action. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn't.
     Then the company we were dealing with came up with an antidote. This was called "Endoserum". If given at the first signs of lethargy, sometimes the puppies pulled through. Sometimes they didn't!!!
      We rode this see-saw for over 3 years before we finally got it stopped. I don't know exactly what actually stopped the virus. But we stopped giving shots until our puppies were at least 8 weeks old, and we left them with their mothers as long as they wanted to nurse. This seemed to break the cycle. We also gave up the high titers vaccines. Also gave up the 5 and 6 way combinations. Now our puppies only get parvo/distemper combinations and after reading this article, I'll have to do some researching myself to decide which path to take next.
      We did run across two very nice exhibitors that had gone through the same experience we had and had managed to "prove" that the vaccine had killed their puppies. They got a court order and gained access to the files of the manufacturer of the vaccine they had administered. They found hundreds of thousands of letters from people like myself that had gone through this same experience and had inquired for help. "In every instance the same response had been given:  "The disease must have already been on the premises". These ladies sued this company for an undisclosed amount of money. But in the process were also hit with a "gag order" where they were not allowed to discuss the outcome. They WON!!! I was only told that their attorney's part was up in the hundred thousand dollar range.
     But what about all of those people like myself that asked for help and was given none? --------------------We have been Parvo free now for many years. I never want to go through anything like that again. But I do understand that now there seems to be an epidemic of kennel cough out there that doesn't respond to the usual treatments (there is no known cure for Bordetello)  We are advised to give the intra-nasal vaccine to all of our puppies and dogs.
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..........................................
 
 

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