Vaccine-Associated Sarcomas May Occur After Vaccination
Malignant, fatal tumors called fibrosarcomas can be caused by some vaccines in cats. This cancer occurs in the connective tissue. The two vaccines currently implicated are rabies and feline leukemia. A third will undoubtedly be joining the list – the feline AIDS (FIV) vaccine. These three products are all killed vaccines made with adjuvants (substances that increase the immune response). Unfortunately, in cats, this additional response includes inflammation that can lead to the formation of cancer. Even worse, every additional vaccine indeed, some researchers suggest that every additional injection of any kind (antibiotics, steroids, insulin, sedatives, fluids, etc.) may significantly increase the risk of developing cancer, particularly if the injections are given in the same place. At least one vaccine maker has recognized this risk and now makes several vaccines that do not contain adjuvants, using advanced recombinant technology.
When vaccines were given between the shoulder blades, these cancers were inoperable and fatal because they would grow into the spine, ribcage, and chest. This became such a serious problem that it is now recommended to give the rabies vaccine in the right hind leg, and leukemia in the left hind leg so that when a tumor does develop, the whole leg can be amputated and thus the cat’s life can be saved. Do you think vaccinating like this is worth the risk? We take a healthy animal and run the risk of turning it into a double amputee to protect it from a disease it has very little chance of ever getting in the safety of your home?
I must warn that the rabies vaccine (as much as I personally abhor this shot) is required by law for most animals in most jurisdictions because it is said to present a public health hazard. Therefore, it is important from a legal standpoint to follow your jurisdiction’s regulations concerning rabies vaccines for your pets. Killed rabies vaccines are labeled for either one or three years; but the vaccine in the bottle is exactly the same in both cases. The label itself is the only difference. Request that your cat receive the three-year vaccine, only once every three years if you feel forced to do this. You can also consider a nonadjuvanted vaccine. If your vet clinic does not carry it, ask if they will order it, or try to find a vet who does.
In homeopathic medicine, vaccination is considered to cause a chronic condition with multiple symptoms, called vaccinosis. See my Care2 post on the topic of homeopathy for pets.
When faced with the symptoms of vaccinosis, you may not even see it as a sign of illness. Vaccinosis symptoms include laziness, finickyness, poor grooming habits, hairballs, bladder and kidney problems, chronic vomiting or diarrhea, chronic or recurrent upper respiratory infections, increased or displaced sexual behavior, aggression, destructiveness, wool-sucking, pica (eating indigestible items or even their own poop), seizures, excessive licking, hot spots, and over-grooming. The vaccinosis condition can be inherited as well. Each generation will become more and more ill, unless reversed by nutrition and holistic therapies. You will find these appropriate therapies outlined in great detail in my book The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care, which I co-wrote with Jean Hofve, DVM.
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Although off the topic of feline vaccination, the subject of vaccines for humans and infants especially has been of special concern to me for about 20 years now and I would feel remiss if I did not offer to parents or soon to be parents the following from a recent Natural News Network post by Paul Fassa on the subject of Hepatitis B vaccines and I quote from this article, “Renowned neurosurgeon and author Dr. Russell Blaylock puts it this way: ‘Because the child’s brain is undergoing a period of rapid growth from the third trimester of pregnancy until age 2 years, his or her brain is at considerable risk from this insane policy’ [infant vaccinations]. And continuing, Mr. Fassa offers, ‘The statistical evidence of rapidly rising autism and SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) is overwhelming. Yet only five percent of adverse events get reported to the adverse event reporting system (AERS), making it easier for the CDC to claim low risk to benefit vaccine ratios.’”
The more we take the time to research what actually goes into the bodies of those we love the more empowered we become. This is a very worthwhile read!
I contributed an article to Natural News Network also on what to do to minimize the side effects of vaccines which works for both people and pets.
In a nutshell, apply an ice pack to the vaccine site immediately and give a high potency Omega-3 marine lipid, which I suggested above, to ramp down inflammation immediately and thereafter such as Moxxor For more information and excellent material to study or peruse, connect to VacTruth.com
I will be sharing more about the dangers of conventional veterinary care, including vaccination here on Care2 in future Celestial Musing’s posts. See Part 1 in the series here: Examining Feline Vaccination Risks