I was just listening to Dr. Will Falconer, a homeopathic veterinarian outside of Austin, TX. His website http://vitalanimal.com/ is full of very wonderful information on how you can have a healthy animal. I have spent years talking to people about vaccinations and the harm they do to our animals. Dr. Falconer also discusses the ways that vaccinations harm and kill our animals. I have not vaccinated my animals, except for ONE rabies shot at six months of age. I don't use harmful flea control or a pesticide to kill heartworm. Now if you bring this up to a traditional veterinarian, they will pressure you and some will go as far as saying you will kill your animal. Find another veterinarian!
There are ways to have a healthy animal without vaccinating. Before I go there, think about when a puppy gets their first shots. They are usually around 6 weeks of age. Their tiny little body that is developing is blasted with at least 6 different diseases in a vaccination. Their immune system is developing and then the immune system is hit with the vaccinations. Guess what happens next? They develop allergies because their poor little immune system is in overwhelm and it doesn't know what is good and what is bad. It is usually dogs that get hit with all the vaccinations, but cats will get vaccinations that are harmful like feline leukemia. With dogs, they are next put on heartworm and flea prevention, sometimes in one pill or a pill and the great stuff you put on their back. Now the immune system is freaking out! Then you go to your vet to get some help. The veterinarian is very concerned so they give you a special food and/or maybe Apoquel for then allergies. Great, now you have a pill that suppresses the immune system and a food that is poison. You may think I'm exaggerating, but check the ingredients. It probably has by-products, BHA/BHT, corn and the list goes on and on. I'll talk more about food at another date. As for Apoquel, I have had clients call me that after their cat or dog was on this medication, they develop cancer within a year. Of course, tradition vets believe it's a miracle drug. Maybe you are thinking the same thing, think again, please!
Back to what to do about avoiding vaccinations. First, go to a veterinarian that will support a protocol that limits the vaccinations. One of the things I did, and vets say never to do, is I took my 5 week old puppy to a dog park and to a park where wild animals live. It is recommended to only leave them on the ground for five minutes and in doing so, there will be a natural immunity. Sounds pretty simple, doesn't it? You can check the immunity by a blood test called a titer. Before you get that next rabies shot, check the titer. The research shows that one shot shows immunity, so far, seven years.
Heartworm is the other scary disease that traditional veterinarians want you to give your dog poisons to prevent. I haven't given the heartworm pesticide in at least 15 years. I have not had a dog with heartworm either. Why? I give a homeopathic nosode to prevent heartworm. I also give an herbal parasite remedy. That's what I do and you can check it out for yourself. I'll tell you this, you are giving too much heartworm pesticide if you are giving it monthly. You may want to review the life cycle of the heartworm and change your habits. If it takes at least 2 months for larvae to form and maybe 4 months or more before the adult worm, why is the pesticide given monthly? The same reason why there are prescription diets and over vaccinating. It isn't because they are concerned about the welfare of the animal.
Diet is the next key to healthy animals. I will discuss this in a later post. So stay tuned!