We regularly hear from people, especially vets and vet techs, that we are wrong to advise people not to vaccinate their dogs against Parvo (or against anything else, for that matter).
You can find out some of the reasons we say this in one of our earlier posts, Parvo Vaccinations – What The Vet Won’t Tell You, but in summary, vaccinations are increasingly ineffective (especially against the 2c strain), they can give your dog Parvo, and they cause long-term health issues such as chronic inflammation and cancer.
These recommendations are, in part, based on our own observations after working with over 5,630 dogs (and cats) that have Parvo, and also on our research.
This research includes the work of the highly-respected vet, Dr Marty Goldstein, whose book, “The Nature Of Animal Healing“, provides ample evidence that vaccinations are dangerous.
When a leading vet opines that “vaccinations are the leading cause of death among dogs and cats in the US today“, then it’s time you sat up and took notice.
(Another great book on the subject of vaccinations is “What Vets Don’t Tell You About Vaccines” by Catherine O’Driscoll.)
And for those of you, who are not convinced of the dangers of vaccinations, let us tell you a little story about one of our recent customers, who lives in Florida.
Now, this lady’s fiancée had a few dogs, one of whom contracted Parvo and, sadly, died (in spite of the vet’s treatment).
The vet then insisted that they vaccinate the other five dogs, who were showing no Parvo symptoms at all – they were all eating and drinking normally, they were playful and had their usual surplus of energy, they were not vomiting and had no diarrhea (bloody or otherwise), they were not dehydrated, they were not depressed, and they suffered from neither fever nor chills.
In other words, they were all perfectly healthy.
Not knowing any differently, and trusting the word of his vet (who as a profession, generally assume a position of authority that is not always merited in our experience, as you’ll shortly find out), he went along with those recommendations.
So far, so good – nothing odd about this, we hear you say. After all, this sort of things happens day in and day out.
Well, are you ready for the really scary part?
Within five hours of being vaccinated, one of these previously healthy dogs was already dead!
And the others ALL died one after the other over the course of the following few days.
Now, our customer’s dog had also been exposed to the virus, since it had been around the fiancée’s dogs on a regular basis, and also started to show symptoms of Parvo a day or two later – which is not unusual, given how aggressive and contagious this virus is.
However, rather than subjecting her dog to the same “treatment”, she started doing her own research on the Internet and came across our site.
She gave us a call, asked lots of questions, placed an order for a Parvo Home Treatment Kit, started all of the emergency home remedies (e.g. the Parvo Emergency Tea, as well as others that we only send to our customers) we provide as part of the pre-treatment phase, administered all of the products when she received them, kept us up-to-date with progress, followed all of our instructions, and she now has a perfectly healthy dog again.
So, what can you learn from this couple’s experience?
Firstly, do NOT let your vet vaccinate your dog (or cat) if there is even a chance that they have been exposed to the Parvo virus (or Feline Distemper in the case of cats).
If the virus is present in their body, even if symptoms are not yet showing (as they typically take 3 – 15 days to show, although the average is 5 – 7 days), then two things will almost certainly happen if you give them shots at this stage.
Firstly, the Parvo virus will be given an instant and massive boost to his army of marauders. Most vaccines, the so-called MLV ones, contain live virus particles, and all these will do is join the virus that’s already beginning to attack your dog and overwhelm his defenses.
Secondly, you need to be aware that vaccinations are designed to work by trying to lower an animal’s immune system (in theory so that the dog / cat can trigger the creation of antibodies to help fight the virus).
However, what often happens is that the immune system is completely destroyed – for up to two weeks.
Now, we shouldn’t need to point this out, but we will anyway: if an animal’s immune system is destroyed, then they will be defenseless, not only against the viruses and other junk in the vaccinations (as many shots are these 4-in1, or even 7-in-1 types – and whoever thought subjecting animals to that many harmful viruses, etc. all at once was a good idea clearly was high or deranged at the time, but that’s for another post on another day), but also against anything going around in the environment (which is why we frequently see dogs who do survive the Parvo also end up with respiratory conditions, including pneumonia).
One of the problems is that the Parvovirus is classified as ubiquitous (i.e. it’s everywhere). What this means is that there is a good chance that your dog may already have the virus, although not in sufficient quantities to make him really sick.
However, when you suddenly inject a ton of additional virus particles into your dog, everything changes – now the virus has extra troops with which to attack your dog, and that’s what happens so often.
So common sense says that it should come as no surprise that recently-vaccinated animals get sick, and we’re not just talking reactions to the shots here.
We hear on almost a daily basis from people whose dogs develop full Parvo symptoms within days, and sometimes hours, of being vaccinated, and while vets may say that they were already infected, this is happening far too often to be sheer coincidence.
And even if the dog were infected, if its immune system were at full strength and not shot to hell by the toxic chemicals in the vaccines, they may well have gone on without ever developing symptoms.
Now, you have to ask yourself, why would a vet knowingly inject more Parvo virus particles into a dog that has already been exposed to the virus (and in some cases, according to our customers, into dogs that are already showing Parvo symptoms), when they should know that this is an incredibly bad and dangerous idea?
Could it just be that some vets are more interested in your money than in your pet’s health?
Well, this is what Dr. Andrew Jones, a Canadian vet (who’s beginning to see the light) has to say on the subject.
According to his figures, well over half of the visits to vets are for vaccinations.
And not only do vets make a lot of money on the vaccines themselves (they typically cost less than $1 but are sold to you, the paying customer, for $15 – $38, which is a mark-up of 2,400% to as high as 6,200%!), but then they also get more money out of you because of all the repeat visits you’ll need to “fix” (and we use the word very loosely here) the issues caused by the vaccinations (e.g. immune mediated hemolytic anemia, immune mediated skin disease, vaccine induced skin cancer, skin allergies, arthritis, leukemia, inflammatory bowel disease and neurological conditions, to name a few).
According to one estimate, Dr. Jones goes on, “removing the one-year rabies vaccination and consequential office visit for dogs alone would decrease the average small vet’s income from $87,000 to $25,000 – and this doesn’t include cats or other vaccinations.”
Still think your vet has your pet’s best interest at heart?
Now, don’t get us wrong – we’re not trying to tar all vets with the same brush. We know, from speaking to hundreds and hundreds of customers, that some of these vets are real gems, who go out of their way to do all they can for their clients.
But, sadly, these appear to be the exception and not the rule.
At the end of the day, it’s your dog (or cat), and it should therefore be your choice about whether and when you have them vaccinated or not.
We have many customers who choose not to vaccinate their children (mainly because of health concerns), and yet they are happy to inflict those same types of poison on their pets, and we have to ask, why?
All we ask is that you make sure it is your choice, and not your vet’s, so please do your research first, be as informed as possible, and don’t be browbeaten into submission by somebody who may be more interested in lining their pockets than anything else.