Have You Had the Courage to Ask Your Veterianarian if Vaccines are Safe?
Conventional (a.k.a. allopathic or Western medically trained) veterinarians consider a symptom or condition to be an adverse reaction only if it occurs within 72 hours of vaccination. Acute reactions are uncommon, but they can be extremely serious, and they can have long-lasting effects.
Holistic veterinarians agree that symptoms of vaccine-induced diseases can occur any time during the life of our cats. In addition, the following known long-term risks are associated with one or more feline vaccines.
Antibodies, blood proteins that attack and destroy invading organisms, are the goal of vaccination. Vets want and hope the body will produce antibodies against the disease being vaccinated against. However, the vaccine manufacturing process contains some quirks that cause the body to make antibodies to a wide variety of components in the vaccine.
Most vaccines are produced through a culture medium such as eggs, blood serum, or certain types of cells. The organisms are grown in these nutritious cultures, and then filtered for manufacture into vaccines. While the filters are small enough to keep out whole cells, both intended viruses and a variety of unintended loose proteins will end up in the final product. When injected, the animal’s body then makes antibodies to many of the proteins as well as the virus itself. Studies at Purdue University showed that canine vaccines grown in calf serum caused antibodies to be made to many calf proteins, including red blood cells, thyroid, DNA, and connective tissue proteins. Unfortunately, calf proteins are so similar to dog proteins that the antibodies react to the puppies’ own tissue as well. This is an autoimmune reaction. Every vaccinated puppy developed multiple autoantibodies, and every additional booster produced even more autoantibodies. Because the puppies in the Purdue study were euthanized at 22 weeks of age, (NOTE: I know this is extreme animal cruelty, but this is the “Big Pet Pharma” drug industry for you and one of the many reasons I abhor it) it is unknown if these autoantibodies would lead to disease, but logic suggests it is likely. In other words, because proteins are similar among many animals, antibodies to proteins in the vaccines can cause an autoimmune reaction. The immune system starts attacking the body’s own organs and tissues.
Feline Chronic Renal Failure – Could It Be Caused by Vaccination?
Have you ever lost a beloved feline companion to kidney failure? Read this very carefully and consider what I am sharing with you here.
The common feline panleukopenia virus (often mistakenly called distemper) is grown in a culture of feline kidney cells. Recent work at Colorado State University showed that most kittens developed autoantibodies to their own kidney tissues after being vaccinated for panleukopenia. When autoantibodies react with body tissue, the result is inflammation. Each booster vaccine creates even more antibodies – and more inflammation. Chronic low-grade inflammation is the primary cause of feline chronic renal failure (CRF), which is almost guaranteed to develop in older cats. The authors of the study suggest (but did not prove) a causal relationship between the panleukopenia vaccine and the development of CRF. Inflammation is one of the primary reasons that I am a strong advocate for a state of the art Omega-3 anti-inflammatory and antioxidants supplement called Moxxor being given when vaccination takes place and daily thereafter to keep inflammation at bay along with an ice pack to the site.
An auto-immune reaction to kidney proteins injected with the vaccine can cause the cat’s immune system to attack its own kidneys. The chronic low-grade inflammation generated by this vaccine reaction – compounded every time the cat receives a booster – is a likely contributor to the development of CRF. Annual boosters for feline panleukopenia are totally unnecessary because the immunity produced by the initial kitten vaccine is very long lasting, and adult cats are naturally resistant. If your cat or kitten has had the actual disease called panleukopenia they must never be vaccinated as they have received immunity for life, much like those of us who have had chicken pox have. Again, there is a strong case for the use of Moxxor daily to prevent diseases that stem from inflammation. Any disease that ends with an “itis” is an inflammation-based disease.