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What The Vets Don't Tell you About Vaccines!!
14 years ago
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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

    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.


What The Vets Don't Tell you About Vaccines!!
14 years ago



     Vaccines [b]can[/b] cause a whole range of diseases.
    *[b]Skin problems[/b]: 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.
     *[b]Arthritis[/b]: there are many, many sudies which show that vaccines can cause arthritis. Vaccine components have even been found in the bones of arthritis sufferers.
     *[b]Cancer[/b]: 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.
     *[b]Leukemia[/b]: 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.
     *[b]Aggression[/b]: 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.).
     *[b]Autoimmune disease[/b]: 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.


     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.


What The Vets Don't Tell you About Vaccines!!
14 years ago



     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 !!!

Article by: Catherine O'Driscoll   (Printed in TNT Magazine)

What vets don't tell
14 years ago
Thanks Charlena! This is proof of what I've believed for yrs. I lived on a 40 acre walnut orchard for 14yrs, had goats, dogs,& cats. We vaccinated all our animals ourself. Our Dogs only got rabies shot ( we had skunks) nothing else. they all died naturally. No Porvo, ect. And they had only had puppy shots. Samething now. My dogs are house dogs & never around other dogs, only out when we take them, but thanks so much for the imformation.
I have talked to local Vets
14 years ago

And unless the city or county has set guidelines then they follow the above guidelines.


13 years ago

Is it Ok if I mention that I have a vaccintion education group o care2? You are all welcome to join or even just check it out.

Connie that would be fine...
13 years ago

Go ahead and post the group name and link here if you would like to. You are always   to post helpful info here!


13 years ago
Oh sorry - dont forget to check the archives for a couple other posts.
Tcups vaccine
13 years ago

When Tcup got his booster shot this year (Tcup is my Chihuahua) it caused a large spot to swell up on his shoulder.It lasted for several days and was very painful.I wont be vaccinating him again unless there is some disease outbreak.He would scream when I would pick him up.I felt horrible because it was my fault.

I have some large livestock guard dogs that are outdoor dogs.They have not had yearly boosters and they are very healthy dogs.

As for Tcup I wont be putting him through that again.Poor baby.

13 years ago

the same reaction happened with my sadie, with her first shots. I never gave her another and she is a healthy 7 yr old chihuahua. And she has never ha any other problems.


13 years ago

Reporting adverse reaction in vaccines

It should be reported and the vet shouldhave done it but most dont.

Same Reaction
13 years ago
I'm new to little dogs, Angel being our first one (Toy Chihuahua), and she was like Raine's pup - Wouldn't let us pick her up, cried and cried, was sick for days.  Never again!  I'd rather pay for the blood tests first to insure that she is still 'covered' by the previous shots before going through that again.  My heart broke!!
13 years ago

I have two vets in my family.  My daughter is one and so is her husband.  There are certain shots they refuse to give little dogs because the risk  of reactions are higher in small dogs and the benefits are not worth the risk.  I will try and remember to ask which shot they don't like to give tiny dogs.

13 years ago

Thanks so much....

We have to take care of our little furbabies!!

Charlena A.

13 years ago

There was a report on CNN about some animal Vaccines being unsafe due to handling. I am checking on it and will post the link when I find it.


12 years ago
Thanks for this information !
12 years ago

Thanks for posting this information.

My chi suffered with hives that covered her entire body for days after each yearly series of vaccinations. I learned about the dangers of yearly vaccinations just days after this last series. She is now 8 years old and will never be vaccinated again.

12 years ago

Thanks for all the support and photos...


12 years ago
Support Quality Veterinary Care, Not Care Based on Profit
12 years ago
Signed. Thanks.
11 years ago



Pissed at My Vet
9 years ago

I just got my first kitten, and he's my baby - i love him so much.
We got him from a girl who said her she got him for another family, and her existing cat didn't like the kitten. She said the previous couple had gotten his first vaccinations and de-worming.
I'm already against the idea of vaccinations because my mom has always been a natural hippy sort of person and actually, my dad also. So I was raised without alot of unneccessary medicine being pumped into my system, it just made sense for me to not to do it to the kitty and since he's strictly and indoor kitty I thought we should be fine. But then we noticed that his eyes were runny and goopy.
We took him to this vet that's right down the street from us, big mistake. The vets office was empty (first bad sign). The appointment fee was only $20 but when we got in the room with the "Doctor" he began telling us we need everything under the sun for this poor kitten. First he looked in his eye and said, "I don't see anything bacteria wise, it maybe be worms that are causing it" so he said he would prescribe deworming pills. Then he asked if he'd been vaccinated, I said he'd had his first vaccinations, then he tells me "oh it's probably that he needs his booster and his rabies shots" (i told him he's an indoor cat he said that doesn't matter) he doesn't explain how, but tells me that this could be "contributing" to his eye problem, he tells us there will be three shots each one was less than $30, and also HE MADE IT SOUND LIKE WE DIDN'T HAVE A CHOICE IN THE MATTER AT ALL. It was very frusturating for me, and my boyfriend just agreed to everything he said. So before I know it, I'm holding my tiny kitten while he's pumping shots into him. Three of them, and I don't even know what they all were for, I guess a rabies shot, and luekemia / booster shot? THEN at the end of all that, he says he's also going to prescribe us eye drops to clear up any bacteria that might be in his eye.... I was so shaken up by this time I missed the fact that he said he didn't see any bacteria the first time and already gave us TWO solutions to the problem. But he didn't even look with a microscope or anything, just with his bare eyes and I'm glad he gave us the eye drops in the end because they're what's cleared up his eye.
So we go to pay the bill and it's $125!!!!!!
I was so mad, my kitten was tired and sick for a day, and the asshole had the nerve to try and tell us they wanted us back in three months to get the rabies booster shot or something ridiculous.
I want to murder him for conning innocent people. I'd love to give him a copy of your article here.


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